ZEISS Correlative Solutions for Additive Manufacturing
Additive Manufacturing

ZEISS Correlative Solutions for Additive Manufacturing

Generating Insights to Improve Defect Detection and Mitigating their Root Causes

Highlights

  • Gain an advanced understanding of build defects; such as impurities, residues, incorrect geometries
  • Understand the incoming material properties, the effect of powder quality, laser parameter and layout in the CAD drawing
  • Distinguish different phases in materials with high contrast, high resolution imaging
  • Confirm 3D subsurface features non-destructively within the microstructure

ZEISS correlative techniques have been proven successful to identify the impurity in 3D printed parts and understand its cause by applying multiple workflows. ZEISS Xradia Versa was used to get an overview scan, the location of the suspicious bright spot was then transferred to the ZEISS Crossbeam, relocated with ZEISS Atlas 5 and finally analyzed with EDX. This approach allowed to identify the root of an impurity to be caused by an insufficient cleaning of the chamber from the former 3D print job which used a different powder material.

Complete Part

Complete Part

X-ray Scan

X-ray Scan

Embedding

Embedding

Focused-Ion Beam Cut

Focused-Ion Beam Cut

Chemical Mapping

Chemical Mapping

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