The NeuBeam® process offers unprecedented levels of in-process monitoring that is achieved through a combination of advanced technologies, including structured light scanning, electron imaging and high speed infra-red cameras.
These different approaches to monitoring the build are each calibrated to the same reference points in the machine, with managed adjustments, to ensure optimum results and output.
Being a true thermal process, everything in the build chamber is able to be monitored, and it is possible to see the true temperature of the whole powder bed in-process as a build takes place. The thermal history of the material being processed can also be seen, as can the topography of the surface so that defects can be detected — and reported — as they occur. This approach allows manufacturers to achieve full quality assurance data during the build with full traceability of the material, the process and the part from start to finish.