Quality Monitoring Procedure in Additive Material Extrusion Using Machine Learning

Quality Monitoring Procedure in Additive Material Extrusion Using Machine Learning

Kategorien Konferenz (reviewed)
Jahr 2023
Autoren Rathje, R.; Witt, R.; Knott, A. L.; Küster, B.; Stonis, M.; Overmeyer, L.; Schmitt, R. H.
Veröffentlicht in Masci, P., Bernardeschi, C., Graziani, P., Koddenbrock, M., Palmieri, M. (eds) Software Engineering and Formal Methods. SEFM 2022 Collocated Workshops. SEFM 2022. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 13765. Springer, Cham.

Additive manufacturing enables the economical production of complex components with a high degree of customization. Therefore, the medical industry is using the advantages of additive manufacturing to produce individualized medical devices. Medical devices are subject to special quality control requirements that additive manufacturing processes do not meet yet. This article deals with the introduction of an in situ process monitoring concept using the example of fused deposition modeling. The process monitoring is carried out by a quality model, which accesses the data of a self-developed sensor concept integrated in the printer. This data is analyzed using a machine learning pipeline to predict process and product quality. Thereby, the machine learning pipeline consist of several sequential steps, ranging from data extraction and preprocessing to model training and deployment. The procedure presented for ensuring print quality forms a basis for the production of safety-relevant components in batch size one and extends conventional quality assurance methods in additive manufacturing.

DOI 10.1007/978-3-031-26236-4_8