Xact Metal™ introduces Smart Layer, an AI powered build monitoring software offering for matter detection and real-time monitoring of their metal laser powder-bed printers. It is launched with the goal of increasing access to affordable metal 3D printing for small-to-medium-sized businesses and decentralising additive manufacturing.
Smart Layer is a metal additive manufacturing intelligent monitoring solution. Smart Layer performs a layer-by-layer analysis with computer vision algorithms and convolutional neural networks before detecting anomalies in real-time. To avoid print failures, Smart Layer immediately notifies the operator when an issue is detected.
Smart Layer – AI Powered Build Monitoring Software
Xact Metal collaborated with Addiguru to create the Smart Layer foundation. Addiguru provides technology for in-situ monitoring of additive manufacturing processes. Their monitoring technology detects anomalies during the construction process and alerts users within seconds of layer formation. Part anomalies that occur during the construction process are difficult and costly to detect and repair after the fact. Addiguru recognises and is committed to meeting the rapidly growing 3D printing market’s need for a robust real-time defect detection tool.
Juan Mario Gomez, CEO of Xact Metal expressed, “We are excited to introduce Smart Layer monitoring. Addiguru’s open policy has allowed us to easily integrate our technologies to provide even more value to the end user. Our focus at Xact Metal is not only to make metal additive manufacturing affordable, but also easy to use. Smart Layer compliments this mission by using intelligent tools to verify the integrity of each print, one layer at a time.”
“Addiguru is pleased to work with Xact Metal on their Xact Layer solution. Using advanced imaging technology, Smart Layer identifies typical issues such as part swelling, streaks, hops, and spatter on the print bed. Since their foundation six years ago, Xact Metal has focused on increasing the adoption of metal 3D printing technology and we are glad that Smart Layer can support abundant printing experiences and this mission.”– Shuchi “SK” Khurana, President and CEO of Addiguru
About Xact Metal: Xact Metal™ combines the essential specifications for metal 3D printing with breakthrough technology to establish a new level of price and performance in additive manufacturing. Xact Metal aims to change the perception that additive manufacturing is only for capital-rich companies by enabling more and more designers, developers, and manufacturers to experience the benefits of high-quality metal 3D printing at the best price possible.
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