Interspectral has entered into a new agreement with The W.M Keck Center for 3D innovation at The University of Texas in El Paso, US. The unique multi-disciplinary additive manufacturing research facility will now under a new development and license agreement get early access to Interspectral’s software AM Explorer.
The Keck Center at The University of Texas in El Paso, Texas is a multidisciplinary research facility focused on the use and development of Additive Manufacturing technologies with primary focus areas in AM Technology Development, Engineered and Structured Materials, and Advanced AM Applications.
“There is a big need in the AM research community to better understand the process data collected. We look forward to work with the team at the Keck Center to further develop our solution and bring value to the entire AM market” comments Thomas Rydell Interspectral Co-founder.
AM Explorer makes it possible to fuse, explore and analyze design files, simulation data, machine monitoring data and post-build metrology data from the metal additive manufacturing process in 3D. The software package is specifically designed for metal AM and will enable the researchers to better explore and understand the data generated in their work.
Earlier this year Interspectral entered an agreement with Fraunhofer ILT, a leading European AM research institute based in Aachen, Germany. Fraunhofer ILT will also get early access to Interspectral’s software AM Explorer. The Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT is worldwide one of the most important development and contract research institutes within its field.
Process monitoring and the process-oriented analysis and assessment of the acquired measurement data is an important piece of the puzzle on the way to the industrialization of AM processes and the qualification of AM components.
One of the main challenges is the consolidation of different data sources and types in order to increase the process understanding and to derive the next development steps in additive manufacturing. “We believe AM Explorer covers this need and we now look forward to access and use the software as part of Interspectrals early access program” stated Talu Ünal-Saewe, Digitization in Laser Material Deposition, Fraunhofer ILT
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