IMTS 2022 Conference: Data-Driven Process Control for Precision Directed Energy Deposition (DED)
Data-Driven Process Control for Precision Directed Energy Deposition (DED) with FormAlloy Technologies
GIE Media’s Manufacturing Group

IMTS 2022 Conference: Data-Driven Process Control for Precision Directed Energy Deposition (DED)

Learn how to use logged data to complete future projects using directed energy deposition.

About the presentation
Within the various additive manufacturing (AM) processes, several process parameters determine the resultant geometry and quality of a build. Understanding and controlling these parameters are the key to quality, part-to-part replication, and certification. In certain systems, data from builds remain locked away in a closed box, but can this data be useful for the end-users? Yes, and it’s useful. Along with developing and integrating in-process sensors and closed-loop control features, a data logging capability is essential for understanding the build history and variability from build-to-build. With data logging capability, a file is automatically generated in real-time and contains the time history of all parameters and process-monitoring sensors. The data sets provided can be used in post-process analyses to enable machine learning and defect-detection algorithms. This presentation discloses data that was used to correlate defects to anomalous process parameters using two Department of Defense (DoD) applications as examples.

Powered by AMT and managed by GIE Media, The IMTS 2022 Conference features 69 different sessions you won’t want to miss so register today. Focused on a range of topics that include process innovation, plant operations, quality/inspection, and automation, The IMTS 2022 Conference addresses improving productivity; improving part quality; and developing a stable, competent workforce to lower the cost of manufacturing in the United States and create new levels of market demand.

Meet your presenter
Melanie Lang, FormAlloy co-founder and CEO, is motivated by developing disruptive technology that delivers the future of AM by creating high-value components with superior performance. Her passion has manifested into making wave(length)s in metal additive manufacturing since co-founding FormAlloy Technologies Inc. in 2016. Prior to FormAlloy, Lang interned at Boeing and spent 14 years as an engineer and program manager at Lockheed Martin. In 2020, she was named one of SME’s 20 Exceptional Women in Aerospace & Defense Manufacturing for her focus on opening the design space for multi-material components. She holds a B.S. in aerospace engineering from the University of Illinois and an M.S. in systems architecture and engineering from the University of Southern California. In addition to her role at FormAlloy, Lang serves on the America Makes Executive Committee as the vice president of legislative affairs for Navy League San Diego. She’s the Women in 3D-Printing ambassador for San Diego.

About the company
Headquartered in San Diego, California, Formalloy is a metal additive manufacturing technology company that is engaged in the design, research, development, manufacture, and integration of additive manufacturing systems, products, and services. Formalloy’s laser metal deposition process provides an innovative, cost-effective solution for 3D metal part production, repair, and cladding to a diverse set of industries.