Carpenter Additive is a global leader in additive manufacturing. It produces high-quality metal powders used to create industrial components through 3D printing. It also precision-manufactures parts for mission-critical systems, such as NASA’s Perseverance Mars Rover.
The company uses data to improve the quality and reduce the cost of its manufacturing. Its experts regularly analyse powder characteristics, process variables and material properties to add consistency and reduce risk. Its ambition is to use real-time data from its machines to monitor continuous quality.
Carpenter Additive has used Lumen® to predict the quality of powder production ahead of manufacturing runs. Lumen® made it fast to clean, combine, and analyse data from its machines and processes. It enabled insights that help to maximise output and quality in under 10 days.