MOnitoring and CONTrol of AM metal process
Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, is a new technology that obliterates the geometrical limits of the produced workpieces and promises low running costs as compared to traditional subtractive manufacturing methods. Although it has high expectations in industry, the absence of a proper in situ and real-time quality monitoring and control prohibits the penetration of this technology into an extensive practice.
Today, most monitoring solutions for additive manufacturing (AM) process available on the market are based on visual analysis and temperature measurements. We believe that these technologies have many drawbacks. Hence, within this project, the team will take another very innovative approach to tackle the in situ and real-time quality control monitoring of the AM process. We want to combine various sensors (acoustic and optical), with Machine Learning (ML) and/or Artificial Intelligence (AI).
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Key Challenges and Technical Problems to Solve
Leading Principal Investigator