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Monitoring the positioning and component dimension

In additive manufacturing, different parameters have to be monitored. Particularly where high manufacturing quality is required, sensors from Micro-Epsilon monitor positioning, powder application and component dimensioning tasks. Laser sensors, laser scanners, inductive displacement sensors based on eddy currents and capacitive displacement sensors are just some of the sensors used.

3D scan prior to laser cladding / laser deposition welding

Laser scanners from Micro-Epsilon are used to detect the contour during laser cladding. These scanners detect the exact contour of the object before the weld is deposited. The 3D data is used to exactly determine the guidance of the weld head. …

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Deposition control of coatings

In coating processes based on laser cladding or laser deposition welding, laser scanners from Micro-Epsilon monitor the coating. Their high profile resolution enables reliable monitoring of the weld deposition. …

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Monitoring the coating process during laser deposition welding

CAD comparison of the printed component

In order to monitor their production quality, printed components are inspected using Blue Laser scanners. The components are moved past the scanners with a traversing unit. A 3D image is produced from the laser profiles and then compared with the…

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Testing printed components with blue laser sensors

Print head positioning and focal point control

With printing processes, the exact height of the print head is a crucial factor for the quality of the final product. High-speed distance measurement against different material surfaces and reliable edge detection enable a fast readjustment…

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Height positioning print head and focus control

High-resolution fine positioning when printing PCBs

With printing, soldering and assembling processes of printed circuit boards, the exact height positioning of the print head is crucial for a flawless process. optoNCDT laser sensors enable precise positioning of the print head. Regardless of…

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High-resolution fine positioning when printing PCBs

Glue bead measurement in dispensing systems

After the reflow soldering process, glue is applied on some points to protect the circuit. The glue bead thickness is a critical factor that is reliably inspected using laser sensors.

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Inspection and measurement of adhesive beads in dispensing systems

Orientation and positioning of the building platform

With selective laser sintering, the building platform is lowered after each melting cycle by a defined value which corresponds to the required Z resolution. Inductive displacement sensors based on eddy currents monitor this building platform in…

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Monitoring, alignment and positioning of the building platform

Robot path calculation in repair welding processes

In order to calculate the robot path, scanCONTROL laser scanners determine the areas that need to be welded. Providing a high profile resolution and profile frequency, these laser scanners enable quick repairs. …

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Calculation robot path for repair welding

Monitoring the tilted squeegee

Capacitive displacement sensors monitor the position of the squeegee. Two synchronized sensors measure with high resolution both ends of the squeegee to provide exact statements about its tilt angle. This is to ensure that the powder bed has been…

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Monitoring alignment of squeegee