|The Additive Manufacturing (AM) process is a relatively new and complex process. It opens a lot of perspectives to lighter and more efficient parts. However, these parts will have different defects than, for example, machined or cast parts. 3D CT offers a perfect tool to inspect the parts in a non-destructive way to check on defects, but also the complex geometry and internal features that are made possible by AM. Important industry sectors including the automotive, aerospace and medical industries have discovered the many varied benefits of additive manufacturing; when trying to align this with industry standards, CT is a good, reliable solution for the validation and inspection of parts. Nikon Corporation will also showcase its latest optical processing machine, the Lasermeister 102A, a compact and easy-to-use 3D metal printer, offering precision DED technology with a 5-axis system and monitoring technology, which is now capable of additively manufacturing with titanium alloy.
Meet us at our booth and we’ll be happy to provide you with information about Nikon’s ongoing improvements for the best data quality with metal printed parts.