Scalable software solutions for additive manufacturing
Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, has come a long way from being primarily used for prototyping. Now, it plays a significant role in production environments. One of the key drivers of this evolution is the integration of data collection and analysis facilitated by quality management software.
Why use SPC software for additive manufacturing?
Material utilisation in additive manufacturing
In the additive manufacturing process, material usage is of utmost importance. Given the high cost associated with additive manufacturing materials, wastage is not an option. Therefore, advanced quality management software can aid manufacturers in tracking material use efficiently, ensuring optimal resource utilisation.
Ensuring accuracy with digital measurements
Ensuring that the manufactured parts align accurately with their Computer-Aided Design (CAD) files is another crucial aspect in additive manufacturing. Sophisticated data analysis software becomes indispensable in this scenario, digitising measurements and making certain that the parts printed mirror their CAD files.
Printer performance analysis for guaranteed quality
The performance of 3D printers can significantly affect the quality of the final products. Manufacturers often find themselves under time constraints, necessitating a reliable system to assess the success rate and accuracy of specific printers. Real-time process monitoring solutions come into play here, providing valuable insights and enabling quality assurance.
Utilising statistical process control in additive manufacturing
Statistical process control (SPC) plays a significant role in ensuring repeatable and consistent parts and processes in additive manufacturing. By integrating with SPC, 3D printers can record specific data such as the printer used, the operator, time, location and process-specific metrics. These data can be logged in a quality-control database for better process control, problem solving and root-cause analysis.
Root-cause analysis in additive manufacturing
Software solutions in additive manufacturing enable efficient root-cause analysis by logging print-specific and product-specific data. Utilising real-time process monitoring and industrial data analysis, these platforms help troubleshoot and prevent issues, elevating the manufacturing process’s overall quality and efficiency.
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