Our All-In-One Turbo for Additive Manufacturing
Find out everything worth knowing about your production parameters in less than 3 seconds from the ScanFieldMonitor (SFM). You’ll soon find that it is as innovative and creative as the 3D production industry itself. A revolutionary patented1) measuring process from PRIMES for additive manufacturing processes characterized by a small glass structure, a compact design, and our innovative measuring principle make the ScanFieldMonitor a multifaceted,
nimble handheld turbo for laser beam diagnostics and process optimization.
A piece of glass with a specific measuring structure is what distinguishes the innovation of the ScanFieldMonitor (SFM). A photo diode captures the scattered light while scanning the laser beam over this structure and uses this information for fast laser beam characterization. Not only will it tell you the width of the beam on the measuring plane, but it will also allow you to reconstruct the path, position, and length of the beam and determine its speed of movement.
Complex relations such as pincushion distortion, the merging of overlapping scanning fields, and delays in laser activation and deactivation can be analyzed using special measuring schemes. This can be used to synchronize the laser with its scan unit. Using the 3D machine construction platform to move along the z-axis makes it possible to measure the caustic and determine the evenness of the plane. In summary, you will find all of this in the cube-shaped ScanFieldMonitor being small enough to be placed just about anywhere over the working area: a new measuring instrument unique to the market.
1) PRIMES is the owner of US patent 10,184,828 which protects a method for determining properties of a laser beam. The SFM is a sophisticated tool that makes it easier for you to implement this method.