Feb. 26, 2021: AMiquam selected as startup champion of the EPFL
AMiquam has been selected as one of the 12 startup champions of the EPFL. The final competition will take place on
April 29, 2021. More information here
Jan. 6, 2021: First production monitoring
AMiquam is proud to announce that a fruitful partnership is under progress with 3D PRECISION SA (www.3dprecision.ch).
Our AMiquam inline monitoring system is performing measurements and control in their Additive Manufacturing machine. More to come !
Nov. 23, 2020: New Projects granted with HESSO Valais
We are delighted to announce that our partner Prof. Haifa Sallem, from the HESSO VS university has been granted
a project on defect detection and characterisation in metallic AM parts, in collaboration with AMiquam.
And as good news never come single handed, her colleague Prof. Samuel Rey-Mermet is granted a COVID-19 HESSO project with AMiquam.
We are looking forward to starting these new exciting projects !
Nov. 20, 2020: ASTM E3166 standard on the NDT of metal AM components
In February 2020, ASTM has issued an important standard on the NDT of metal AM parts.
In a summary table, the ASTM relates the possible defects found in metal AM parts
to the appropriate NDT technique to detect them. We are pleased that the ASTM recognises that most of the defects can be detected by
the Eddy Current technique. An important note to be added: when the Eddy Current device is integrated in the machine, the applicability of the technique
is extended as defects are located, at one point or the other of the process, close to the surface.
In addition, an Eddy Current sensor that is
accurately moved over the parts can perfectly be used to detect dimensional defects (in the plane and perpendicular to it) as electromagnetic proximity sensors do.
Also, we emphasize that the Eddy Currents are also sensitive to the porosity, by means of a variation of electrical conductivity, which is the
topic of another ASTM standard (E1004-17).
All in all, an Eddy Current sensor integrated into your machine can address most of the possible defects !
More details about the ASTM E3166 standard here.
Nov. 19, 2020: AMiquam to present its results at the ASTM ICAM2020 conference
ASTM is one the most important body for the establishment of norms and standards in relation to the testing of materials.
ASTM is becoming more and more involved in settings quality standards for the metal AM. We had
the honor to be invited to present our technology and results in the frame of an invited talk of the
international ASTM AM conference.
More details here.