Interspectral develops visualization software and services that supports manufacturers to transform complex data into valuable and actionable insights. The company has developed a software specifically for the additive manufacturing industry called “AM Explorer” – a tool which supports the industrialization of additive manufacturing by making AM process monitoring data more accessible.

Interspectral started its journey as a research project at RISE (Research Institute of Sweden) and offers today a visualization software and services to its customers. Thomas Rydell is one of the co-founders of Interspectral and works within a team of twelve people in Norrköping Sweden, towards customers around the globe. Why Thomas and his team ended up working towards the additive manufacturing industry, was the increasing need for quality assurance and the obvious lack of good software tools within the industry.

“Metal additive manufacturing generates large amounts of data and stakeholders in AM found it challenging to store, explore and analyze process monitoring data, which is an important part of the qualification process and in the long run; the industrialization of additive manufacturing”, says Thomas Rydell.

“We want to make existing data accessible, visual, and easy to learn from“, says Thomas Rydell co-founder of Interspectral.

A software developed together with the industry
AM Explorer is a visualization software that makes it possible to fuse, explore and analyze simulation, monitoring and post build part analysis data from the metal additive manufacturing process. The software supports the user with insights regardless of what systems or sensors are used on the production floor. The software is furthermore presented in a powerful 3D visualization which makes the user experience intuitive – a result from hard work and close collaboration with AM stakeholders.

“The software is designed by and customized specifically for the metal additive manufacturing industry and is useful for industry end users, machine and material manufacturers as well as service providers, specialists, and research organizations”, says Thomas Rydell.

AMEXCI got early access to AM Explorer in 2021 aiming to ensure part compliance with quality requirements for Laser Powder Bed Fusion technology (L-PBF) and early-stage defect and crash detection during the print. AMEXCI could see great value of visualizing process data that had been extracted from the AM workflow, and have continued since to bridging the gap between ArtificiaI Intelligence and Additive Manufacturing.  

AMEXCI got early access to AM Explorer in 2021 and have continued since to bridging the gap between artificial intelligence and additive manufacturing.

A leap forward in AI for AM
Along the years AMEXCI and Interspectral has been working together on various research projects and was recently granted funding for the RnD project “AM Intelligence” from Vinnova. Together with Fraunhofer ILT and BCT the two companies will develop a platform for data-driven defect detection in metal additive manufacturing.

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