Additive manufacturing (AM) has seen growth in aerospace applications ranging from topology-optimized parts for weight reduction to consolidation of complex multi-part assembly. However, the transition from prototyping to small-scale production is slow due to reproducibility, which further adds to the time and cost of aerospace-qualified materials and print recipes.
ZEISS AM Solutions provides a comprehensive workflow to address quality at each stage of AM: from the qualification of incoming raw materials, to in-process feedback during printing, to the final qualification of the finished parts.
- Accelerated identification and mitigation of key parameters affecting quality
- Multi-length scale porosity and defect detection
- Use of X-ray CT beyond just non-destructive testing (NDT)
- Use case of ZEISS AM Solutions in development of heat exchanger and novel turbine blade