Industries | 3D Printing

Increased Production Yield and Quality

Monitoring and regulation of temperatures during every process stage of 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing is critical to ensure high quality parts production. Optris provides a full family of infrared temperature sensors and three short-wavelength IR cameras optimized for temperature measurements on metal targets. Short wave infrared cameras are becoming increasingly popular for temperature monitoring in additive manufacturing because they can easily monitor temperatures on the entire weld pool and track temperature data on the hottest spot eliminating the need to precisely target a single spot sensor. Optris IR cameras are now used in many additive manufacturing applications as an integral tool to increase both production yield and product quality.

Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF/FDM)

The Fused Filament Fabrication is a form of additive manufacturing where filament is fused together to fabricate a solid part. One issue for a good 3D printed product is the heat distribution of the base. Uneven temperature distribution may lead to unwanted shrinking effects, especially for large scale objects. 


The filament is a certain kind of printing material used by the Fused Filament Fabrication type 3D printer. It is produced into one continuous slender plastic thread in hundred meters long which is usually spooled onto a reel. Determined by the thermal extrusion process the raw material of filament can be thermoplastic or metal.

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