Measurement Science for Additive Manufacturing Program (MSAM)
The objective of the MSAM program is to develop and deploy measurement science that will enable rapid design-to-product transformation through advances in: material characterization; in-process process sensing, monitoring, and model-based optimal control; performance qualification of materials, processes and parts; and end-to-end digital implementation of metal Additive Manufacturing processes and systems. Please check-out the other great research activities in the program.
Additive Manufacturing Benchmark Series (AM-Bench)
AM-Bench is a continuing series of controlled benchmark tests, in conjunction with a conference series, to allow modelers to test their simulations against AM test data, and to encourage AM practitioners to develop novel mitigation strategies for challenging build scenarios. The LPBF Thermography system is used to provide data for the AM-Bench and many of the experiments are used to help develop the benchmark tests.
This website provides an overview of the thermography performed on the commercial laser powder bed fusion (LPBF) thermography system at NIST. This website provides measurement data that can be used to validate models of LPBF.