At Formnext 2019 in Frankfurt, Germany, Renishaw launched InfiniAM™ Sonic acoustic process monitoring software to complement its InfiniAM suite of additive manufacturing (AM) monitoring tools. InfiniAM Sonic enables engineers to detect acoustic events within the AM build chamber and turn this data into useful information about build quality.
The InfiniAM Sonic package is installed into the RenAM 500Q system as a factory fit option and includes four acoustic energy sensors to detect vibration in the build. In addition, the software presents a level of certainty regarding where the noise occurred, and the magnitude. This data can then be combined graphically with other sensor data to build a comprehensive view of the part and the conditions at the time of build.
InfiniAM Sonic works alongside InfiniAM Central and InfiniAM Spectral, which provide an improved understanding of build quality, increased confidence in the build process and accelerated process development. The InfiniAM Central mobile app is also available, so that users can receive notifications on their build process in near real-time.