ZEISS Industrial Quality Solutions  

6250 Sycamore Ln N
Maple Grove,  MN  55369-6310

United States
  • Booth: E8601

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, aircraft, mechanical engineering, plastics and medical technology industries. Innovative technologies such as 3D X-ray metrology for quality inspection round off the portfolio. In addition, ZEISS Industrial Quality Solutions offers a broad global spectrum of customer services with ZEISS Quality Excellence Centers close to its customers. The company is headquartered in Oberkochen. Production and development sites outside Germany are located in Minneapolis in the USA, Shanghai (China) and Bangalore (India). In the USA, ZEISS Quality Excellence Centers are located in Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Detroit, Lake Forest and Minneapolis.


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  • Maple Grove, Minnesota – September 13, 2021. ZEISS will feature a new additive manufacturing solution service, ParAM (Parameter for Additive Manufacturing), at The RAPID + TCT Event in Chicago, IL. Print parameters are at the heart of additive manufacturing to produce defect-free parts. The ability to print with a new material, adapt to change in powder characteristics, and increase print speed by increasing layer thickness to even placement of parts on the build plate are dictated by optimum print parameters.

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

    “Our goal is for the user to start with a design of experiments, print coupons and evaluate best print parameters from the design of experiments plan in the same day, so they are ready to print parts the next 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 these are used in conventional manufacturing. However, there is tremendous benefit in developing and qualifying novel alloys specifically designed for additive manufacturing. The current challenge is the qualification process and technologies that can accelerate the development of new materials are critical.”

    ZEISS ParAM, using its unique test design and evaluation 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 a degree of recycling, developing print parameters for thicker powder layers, qualification of a build envelope, evaluating or compensating for a laser performance in multi-laser systems, and creating a parameter to print deformation-free parts. One or a combination of these parameter optimizations can help reduce the build failure rate and make additive manufacturing processes reliable, while reducing the cost per part.

    To learn more about ZEISS ParAM, please visit booth # E8601 during RAPID + TCT 2021 in Chicago, attend the October 21 webinar, or contact us at additive@zeiss.com.

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    ParAM provides fully automated, fast, comprehensive and reproducible evaluation of the entire build plate in 12-24 hours to enable rapid parameter development for AM.

  • ParAM provides fully automated, fast and reproducible evaluation of the entire build plate in 12-24 hours. Entire build plate is ranked based on measures such as porosity, pore size distribution, pore shape and geometric deformation for various geometric features as thin walls, rods, inclined features, bulk and contour.

    ParAM enables the users to rapidly qualify parameters in order to:

    • Print faster with increased layer thickness
    • Quickly refine parameters for various powder grades / degree of recycling
    • Novel alloy development
    • Build area / volume qualification
    • Laser performance mapping for multi-laser system
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