Invited Talk at AMUG 2018 – St. Louis

Expanse AMUG announcement

Join Expanse at the ExOne Room (D6) at 3pm on Monday, April 9th to hear our Craig Metcalfe talk about the exciting work that can be done with microscale computed tomography (microCT) for all stages of metal additive manufacturing. We’re talking about powder characterization, part inspection, and process development, with a focus on the binderjet technology.

Did you know that microCT can be utilized to automatically characterize tens of thousands of particles in terms of size, shape, sphericity, and porosity?

Did you know that microCT can be utilized to measure the surface roughness of internal channels? And since we already have the 3D picture, why not have a look at the build density and defect structure at the same time?

We at Expanse truly flex our analytical muscles when working with porous media, like the partially sintered product of metal binder jetting technologies. We can characterize size and spatial distributions of the particle networks, pore networks, and any infiltrate used to achieve high densities.

We will be highlighting some of the cutting edge work that ExOne is doing with microCT to expand their technologies’ capabilities and similar work that we’ve been doing with the Multi-Scale Additive Manufacturing Lab at the University of Waterloo.

Come ask us some questions at our talk or get in touch with us afterwards. Both Craig and I will be there all week! We can’t wait to hear your development and inspection stories.