VELO3D, an innovator in metal Additive Manufacturing (AM), has announced the release and availability of the VELO3D Assure™ Quality Assurance and Control System for its Sapphire® 3D metal printers. Stratasys Direct Manufacturing is the first customer to implement Assure.
Assure provides substantiation of part quality needed for volume production. It detects process anomalies, flags them, and highlights the corrective actions required so errors are not repeated. Through real-time, multi-sensor, physics-based detection algorithms, Assure delivers unprecedented traceability of part quality and flags process anomalies as soon as they occur. This decreases variation and provides comprehensive documentation to fast-track printed-part validation.
Stratasys Direct implemented Assure to identify variations and anomalies in the production of the parts on several builds. Throughout the study, Stratasys Direct accessed Assure’s dashboard and sophisticated algorithms to monitor the integrity of the builds, validate the bulk material density, observe ongoing process metrics, and verify the calibration of the system across multiple production runs. These trials and results confirmed the capabilities of the software, and were documented in a VELO3D/Stratasys Direct co-authored whitepaper (Stratasys Direct Manufacturing Performs Field Validation ofVELO3D Assure™), which was released on November 5th, 2019.