ZEISS and ORNL present solution for rapid and automated qualification of print parameters at RAPID + TCT 2021


MAPLE GROVE, Minnesota, September 13, 2021 / CNW / – ZEISS will present a new additive manufacturing solution service, ParAM (Parameter for Additive Manufacturing), at the RAPID + TCT event in Chicago, Illinois. Print settings are at the heart of additive manufacturing to produce flawless parts. The ability to print with new material, adapt to changing powder characteristics, and increase print speed by increasing layer thickness for uniform placement of parts on the build plate is dictated by optimal print settings.

ZEISS and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), working together at the Manufacturing Demonstration Facility, a Department of Energy’s national user facility at ORNL, are developing a new fully automated solution to assess exhaustively a set of parameters in less than 12 hours.

“Our goal is for the user to start with an experiment design, print coupons, and rate the best experiment design plan print settings on the same day, so they’re ready to print parts the next day. morning “said Pradeep Bhattad, product manager for ZEISS ParAM, a rapid parameter qualification solution.

According to Ryan dehoff, Section Head for Secure and Digital Manufacturing at ORNL, “Currently, only a handful of alloys are qualified for printing and the majority of them are used in conventional manufacturing. However, it is extremely advantageous to develop and qualify new alloys specially designed for additive manufacturing. . The current challenge is the qualification process and technologies that can accelerate the development of new materials are essential. “

ZEISS ParAM, using its unique test and evaluation design workflow, makes it a versatile solution for multiple applications. Examples include evaluating parameters to print defect-free parts with a change in powder quality or degree of recycling, developing printing parameters for thicker powder layers, qualifying a manufacturing envelope , evaluating or compensating for laser performance in multi-laser systems, and creating a parameter to print parts without distortion. One or a combination of these parameter optimizations can help reduce the rate of manufacturing failure and increase the reliability of additive manufacturing processes, while reducing the cost per part.

To learn more about ZEISS ParAM, please visit booth # E8601 during RAPID + TCT 2021 at Chicago, attend the 21st of October webinar, or contact us at [email protected]

ZEISS is an internationally leading technology company operating in the fields of optics and optoelectronics. During the previous financial year, the ZEISS Group generated an annual turnover of 6.3 billion euros in its four segments Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology, Industrial Quality and Research, Medical Technology and Consumer Markets (status: September 30, 2020).

For its customers, ZEISS develops, produces and distributes highly innovative solutions for industrial metrology and quality assurance, microscopy solutions for life sciences and materials research, and medical technology solutions for diagnostics. and treatment in ophthalmology and microsurgery. The name ZEISS is also synonymous with the world leader in lithographic optics, which is used by the chip industry to manufacture semiconductor components. There is a worldwide demand for avant-garde ZEISS brand products, such as eyeglass lenses, camera lenses and binoculars.

With a portfolio aligned with future growth areas such as digitization, healthcare and smart manufacturing and a strong brand, ZEISS is shaping the future of technology and constantly advancing the world of optics and related fields with its solutions. The company’s large and long-lasting investments in research and development lay the foundation for the success and continued expansion of ZEISS technology and market leadership. ZEISS invests 13% of its income in research and development – this high level of spending has a long tradition at ZEISS and is also an investment for the future.

With more than 32,000 employees, ZEISS is active worldwide in nearly 50 countries with approximately 30 production sites, 60 sales and service companies and 27 research and development sites. Founded in 1846 in Jena, the company is headquartered in Oberkochen, Germany. The Carl Zeiss Foundation, one of the largest foundations in Germany engaged in the promotion of science, is the sole owner of the holding company, Carl Zeiss AG.

More information on www.zeiss.com

ZEISS industrial grade solutions
ZEISS Industrial Quality Solutions is a leading manufacturer of multidimensional metrology solutions. These include coordinate measuring machines, optical and multisensor systems, microscopy systems for industrial quality assurance as well as metrology software for the automotive, aeronautical, mechanical, plastic and medical industries. Innovative technologies such as 3D X-ray metrology for quality control complete the portfolio. In addition, ZEISS Industrial Quality Solutions offers a wide global range of customer services with ZEISS Quality Centers of Excellence close to its customers. The company is headquartered in Oberkochen. Production and development sites outside Germany are located in Minneapolis in the United States, Shanghai (China) and Bangalore (India). ZEISS Industrial Quality Solutions is part of the Industrial Quality & Research segment.

About the Oak Ridge National Laboratory
The Oak Ridge National Laboratory is the largest science and energy laboratory in the United States Department of Energy, which conducts fundamental and applied research to provide transformative solutions to pressing energy and security problems. ORNL’s diverse capabilities span a wide range of scientific and engineering disciplines, enabling the lab to explore fundamental scientific challenges and conduct the research necessary to accelerate the delivery of solutions to market. UT-Battelle LLC manages ORNL for the DOE’s Office of Science, the largest support for basic research in the physical sciences in United States. The DOE Science Office strives to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time. For more information, visit https://energy.gov/science.


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