Laser Powder Bed Fusion (LPBF)

Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) process
The LPBF Process

Lack of quality assurance and stochastic nature of defects has been a major barrier for Powder Bed Fusion (PBF) technology and for its wide use in critical industries like automotive and aviation. Not anymore!

Addiguru’s in situ monitoring software for powder bed fusion uses inexpensive high-resolution cameras to detect issues such as powder bed anomalies, part elevation, spatter, recoater streaking, and recoater hopping in REAL-TIME.

The layer-by-layer data is analyzed using computer vision algorithms and convolutional neural networks, allowing anomaly detection and notifications to users in real-time.

Independent of feedstock material and machine interface, the software can notify users of any anomalies as it scans each layer offering detailed insights into the process and potential for automatic corrections using closed-loop control. 

A Quick Video Of The LPBF Process

Addiguru has built its software features based on user feedback, customer needs, and individual custom requests.

  • Easy to use interface​
  • Build reports​
  • Different types of Anomalies​
  • AI Detection Sensitivity Control​
  • Anomaly to Defect​
And many more
  • Analyze Real-time as well as previous data​
  • 3D View​
  • Color coding by anomaly severity high/medium/low​
  • Intelligent Imaging​
  • Interlayer Temperature​
  • Acoustics​
  • Time lapse of the whole build​
  • Machine Build data analysis​
  • Perspective correction​
  • Multiple Modalities​
  • Touch screen at machine
  • Auto start / stop​
  • Close loop control​
  • Remote live view camera​
  • Record snippets of video from process​
  • Local Install – Secure use (Use your own network and computer)

Installation to your AM machine in less than 1 hour. The Addiguru tool was developed for easy installation to your machine and has been applied to 25+ different installs: US, Europe, and APAC. These installs represent 10+ different machine OEMs and 13+ different machine models.

Machine OEM Machine Types # Installs
EOS M290, M400, M400-4, M300 (Beta) 11
GE Additive (Concept Laser) M2, X-Line 2000 2
3D Systems DMP350 2
Rennishaw AM500 1 (coming soon)
Xact Metal XM200G 1+
Open Additive Panda 2
Addup F350 1 (coming soon)
Farsoon FS301-M 1
SLM 280 2
Aconity3D AconityONE 1 (coming soon)
Others Confidential, Cannot List 3
"Addiguru’s software is extremely useful for monitoring my builds. It has made my work flow more efficient by giving me some peace of mind. I love that Addiguru is regularly adding more features based on the users' feedback."
~ Colin Kools
"Addiguru’s in situ monitoring software sends notifications of issues detected within seconds of layer completion. It allows us to catch issues earlier, thereby saving headaches and time."
~ Nathan Jantzen
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Addiguru’s real-time monitoring software for FDM is easy to use. It has saved a significant amount of time and money for us.
~ Dean Jaric