Next generation quality assurance in Additive Manufacturing

Webinar #2: December 7, 2021 @ 4:00 PM CET

Live demo from Sion (Switzerland)

with Bernard Revaz, AMiquam

Executive summary

Powder bed fusion (PBF) is the most commonly used additive manufacturing process for fabricating complex metal parts via the layer-wise melting of powder. Despite the tremendous recent technological development of PBF, manufactured parts still lack consistent quality in terms of part properties such as dimensional accuracy, surface roughness, or relative density. In addition to process-inherent variability, this is mainly owing to a knowledge gap in the understanding of process influences and the inability to adequately control them during part production. Eddy current testing (ECT) is a well-established nondestructive testing technique primarily used to detect near-surface defects and measure material properties such as electrical conductivity in metal parts. Hence, it is an appropriate technology for the layer-wise measuring of the material properties of the fused material in PBF. This webinar will present and demo the ECT-based AMiquam in-situ monitoring system specially dedicated to control part quality during the Additive Manufacturing.


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About the speaker

Dr. Bernard Revaz has a strong academic background co-authoring around 100 peer reviewed scientific journal papers. His field of expertise covers fundamental and applied research as well as university teaching in material physics and electromagnetic sensors. He held research fellow positions at the University of Geneva, University of California at San Diego, and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL). As CEO at Sensima Inspection, a start-up company of the EPFL he co-founded in 2009, he has successfully raised R&D funds for the development of advanced sensors from the Swiss government. He further managed the development of products based on these R&D projects. He further founded AIMsight SA in 2017 and AMiquam in 2020 as spin offs of Sensima devoted to IoT systems for the asset integrity management of industrial assets.


More information: Bernard’s LinkedIn profile.

About the live demo

The webinar will be held in the Energypolis Campus, Haute École d’Ingénierie (HEI) at the HES-SO Valais-Wallis (Switzerland). A live demo will be shown during the webinar with our partner Pr. Samuel Rey-Mermet.


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