Review of post-process optical form metrology for industrial-grade metal additive manufactured parts

Stavroulakis, P.I. and Leach, R.K. (2016) Review of post-process optical form metrology for industrial-grade metal additive manufactured parts. Review of Scientific Instruments, 87 (4). 041101/1-041101/15. ISSN 1089-7623

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Abstract

The scope of this review is to investigate the main post-process optical form measurement technologies available in industry today and to determine whether they are applicable to industrial-grade metal additive manufactured parts. An in-depth review of the operation of optical three-dimensional form measurement technologies applicable to metal additive manufacturing is presented, with a focus on their fundamental limitations. Looking into the future, some alternative candidate measurement technologies potentially applicable to metal additive manufacturing will be discussed, which either provide higher accuracy than currently available techniques but lack measurement volume, or inversely, which operate in the appropriate measurement volume but are not currently accurate enough to be used for industrial measurement.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and AIP Publishing. The following article appeared in Review of Scientific Instruments 87, 041101 (2016);and may be found at http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4944983
Keywords: Additive manufacturing, Surface texture measurement
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Engineering > Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering
Identification Number: 10.1063/1.4944983
Depositing User: Leach, Richard
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2016 08:03
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2017 07:53
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/32748

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