How to Develop Additive Manufacturing Process Parameters for Your Product
By John Conway on Tuesday, May 29th, 2018
There is no “machinist handbook” for creating products with metal additive manufacturing (AM). With seven distinct AM process categories, an expanding base of compatible materials, and a wide range of process inputs, there is no one-size-fits-all way to figure out the right process parameters for a part.
How can manufacturers get the help they need to determine the best process parameters for their metal 3D printing applications? EWI is pleased to offer its new Additive Manufacturing Process Parameter Development service to help clients formulate unique process parameter sets for their products.
How does it work? The EWI team uses a step-by-step approach to help you select the optimal parameters:
- Set your product requirements and understand the trade-offs
- Select your AM process
- Modify your design for the process
- Select and qualify your feedstock
- Select your process parameters and understand the trade-offs
- Validate your process parameters
- Help you identify a partner to print at scale (if required)
Why EWI? As a leading AM technology developer for more than a decade, the EWI team is uniquely qualified to offer AM Process Parameter Development services. Our expertise covers all seven ASTM F42 process categories and is backed by state-of-the-art AM equipment in our laboratories. EWI has operated the broad-based Additive Manufacturing Consortium since its founding in 2010, and has recently been awarded the ASTM AM Center of Excellence in partnership with Auburn/NASA.