Printing systems functional validation is a need for design, manufacturing, installation and service
engineers at different phases of the product lifetime. This refers to the systems integration acceptance
after the product manufacturing or a modification is done after a repair or a redesign. The objective of
this validation is to ensure that the product is delivered to the customer with an optimal quality and
performance, meaning that the parts printed with it will accomplish all the quality standards.
This idea is planned to be part of the overall customer acceptance procedure at new installations and
during the product use. This test allows an efficient validation of the product without making use of
consumables used at 3D printing (powder and ink). Thus, this new test to validate the final product
improves the 3 main pillars of operations which are cost, time and quality.
This solution could be applied to all 3D printers’ products that have an automatic powder loading module.
Additionally, it could be adapted for 2D printers’ products as well.
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INC, HP, "AUTOMATIC FUNCTIONAL VALIDATION OF 3D PRINTING SYSTEM WITHOUT USE OF CONSUMABLES", Technical Disclosure Commons, (January 29, 2021)