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Due Diligence: Quality in Additive Manufacturing Measurements

Posted on Nov 05, 2020 by Kieran Vaughn

The third installment of the America Makes Future of the Supply Chain Q&A interview series focuses on the emerging need to advance metrology equipment and practices to keep up with innovation in the Industry 4.0 production technologies. Follow John Wilczynski (Executive Director, America Makes), Michael Shannon (Senior Manager, Hewlett-Packard), Lou Rassey (CEO, Fast Radius), Cullen Hilkene (CEO, 3Diligent), and Terry Wohlers (President, Wohlers Associates) on an in-depth discussion, and stay tuned for future videos in our series.

Talking Points

  1. With complex geometric shapes, measuring in production can be difficult.
  2. There is substantial growth in optics and image scanning, but the industry will need to invest in metrology to complement our advancements in design and digital manufacturing.
  3. As a broad based community, seemingly half of the 3D Printing companies are running with certifications for special projects, allowing the opportunity of differentiation to propel cert-holding companies ahead in both customer favor and production capabilities.
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