Quality assurance with in-process monitoring in metal-AM Aerospace applications

Challenges, progress and future! In-process monitoring, or melt-pool monitoring data connects process behaviour with material properties and quality. Jointly with aerospace customers Additive Industries is developing, implementing and evaluating in-process monitoring solutions.

In this presentation Harry Kleijnen will share a framework on the quality control and product inspection strategy for aerospace applications.


Question 1: What drives you?
The freedom of shape of 3Dprinting enables light weight solutions for aerospace applications. This is key to reduce the environmental impact of air travel and will open up opportunities to use non-fossile fuel power sources for aerospace vessels.

Question 2: Why should the delegate attend your presentation?
To get an overview in the latest insights on quality control foundation and strategy of metal-AM based processes for aerospace applications.

Question 3: What emerging technologies/trends do you see as having the greatest potential in the short and long run?
Light weight, function integrating parts will enable new aeroplane concepts which are easy maintainable and enabling, alternative (electrical) power sources.
Recently Covid-19 impact also showed the vulnerability to disruption of the supply chains, localized manufacturing / vertical integration, a strong characteristic of 3D-Printing will become increasingly important in the next decade.

Question 4: What kind of impact do you expect them to have?
Reduced end to end operational cost savings, reduce environmental impact, supporting short to medium distance air transportation. Outpacing of guided transportation solutions, like trains, bus etc.

Question 5: What are the barriers that might stand in the way?
The energy to weight ratio of batteries. The embracing of alternative technologies in a heavily regulated industry.

About Harry Kleijnen
Initiating and managing Additive Industries’ turn key customer business relations and additive manufacturing collaboration projects.

Started in 2006 with developing additive manufacturing processes and applications. Developed the 3D printing of pure Tungsten at Philips Healthcare and transferred the process to a large volume 3D manufacturing facilty for x-ray collimating components for CT-scanning devices in a medical regulated environment.

Inspired by the opportunities of industrial additive manufacturing brings to business, society and environment.
Challenged by connecting customer business demands to applications.
Promotor of additive manufacturing product design rethinking and business transformation.

About Additive Industries
Additive Industries is a 3D metal printer manufacturer for high-quality metal parts. It offers a system specifically aimed at high-end and demanding industrial markets. With class-leading build volume, robustness as well as productivity, Additive Industries redefines the business case for aerospace, automotive, energy and high-tech equipment. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Additive Industries has demo and service centers in the USA, UK and Singapore and is a global key player in large volume metal printing systems.

Established in 2012 in the “Brainport Ecostructure” around Eindhoven in The Netherlands, Additive Industries is the world’s first dedicated equipment manufacturer for industrial metal additive manufacturing systems. Built on the high tech systems, optics and electronics heritage of this region, founders Jonas Wintermans and Daan Kersten have created a company of talented professionals committed to industrialising 3D printing using ‘open innovation’ principles to capitalise on proven technology. By putting the customer first in everything we do, we enable them to improve their designs, product performance and business cases for the best competitive position in their market. Additive Industries has renowned customers such as Formula One Team Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN, ArcelorMittal, K3D, the Volkswagen Group and many more.

Harry Kleijnen will speak at the 2021 edition of the Aerospace 3D Printing Conference.

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