The Belgian software company Oqton has presented an AI-based solution for quality control in 3D printing. The software, called “Build Quality”, is designed to help manufacturers monitor the entire 3D printing process to ensure the quality of printed parts.
According to the company, the software uses AI models to analyze every step of the 3D printing process – from part preparation, simulation and the actual printing process through to quality inspection of the finished parts. Potential errors or deviations from the target can thus be detected and rectified at an early stage.
According to Tomasso Tamarozzi, Product Director at Oqton, what is particularly interesting is that the solution works independently of the printer. The company works with partners such as 3D Systems and Baker Hughes to offer a reliable solution for a wide range of 3D printers.
For manufacturers and service providers in additive manufacturing, the software is intended to optimize processes and significantly increase the quality of printed parts. According to Tamarozzi, additive metal production has made great progress, but there is still a lack of standardized quality assurance procedures. This is precisely where Build Quality comes in.
The solution is particularly aimed at manufacturers who use 3D printing for series production. However, prototype service providers and engineering offices could also benefit from quality control, according to the Oqton manager. The aim of Build Quality is to further accelerate the introduction of 3D printing in industrial production.
Oqton is presenting the software for the first time at the Formnext trade fair, which takes place next week in Frankfurt.