NCWM Announces Weights and Measures Week: March 1-7, 2016

The theme for the 2016 Weights and Measures Week is “Weights and Measures – More than Meets the Eye”

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Lincoln, NB, USA  —  (PRWEB) March 01, 2016  —  Weights and Measures Week is celebrated March 1-7 each year to commemorate John Adams signing the first United States weights and measures law on March 2, 1799.

Weights and measures responsibilities in the marketplace have expanded well beyond simple scales and meters and include much more than meets the eye. In addition to testing gas pumps and grocery store scales, today’s weights and measures officials are responsible for regulating a sophisticated, fast moving marketplace. Continue reading

NEW IRISS™ Closed-Loop Control for EBAM Metal 3D Printing Systems

Sciaky’s IRISS has sensors & controls for generate extensive real-time monitoring & process data for AM parts

Sciaky EBAM system

Sciaky EBAM system

CHICAGO, IL, USA — /PRNewswire/ — Sciaky, Inc.has announced that it has introduced a patented closed-loop control, called IRISS™, for its industry-leading Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing™ (EBAM) systems.

IRISS, which stands for Interlayer Real-time Imaging & Sensing System, provides consistent process control for part geometry, mechanical properties, microstructure, and metal chemistry for large-scale 3D printed parts.

This innovative closed-loop control, which is exclusive to Sciaky EBAM systems, monitors the metal deposition process in real time and makes adjustments to the process parameters that compensate for variation throughout the build process.

EBAM systems utilize wire feedstock, which is available in a variety of metals such as titanium, tantalum, niobium, tungsten, molybdenum, Inconel, aluminum, stainless steels, nickel alloys, and more. Continue reading