Measurements in additive manufacturing

David Bue Pedersen, Sebastian Aagaard Andersen, Hans Nørgaard Hansen*

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The increasing adoption of additive manufacturing (AM) within the manufacturing industry is pushing companies to rethink how components and integrated component assemblies can be manufactured and not least how to ensure that manufacturing quality is met. This chapter is an enchiridion that details the most commonly applied AM technologies, their existing standards, and what measurements and quality assurance methods that are most relevant for each technology. The chapter is commenced by introducing the principles of vat photopolymerization and powder-bed fusion, after which the intrinsic of each process is linked to what geometrical, surface, and internal characteristics can be expected. This is followed by a deliberation of what measurement methods are applicable and relevant for each process.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMetrology
EditorsW. Gao
Place of PublicationSingapore
Publication date2019
Pages 369-397
ISBN (Print)978-981-10-4937-8
ISBN (Electronic)978-981-10-4938-5
Publication statusPublished - 2019
SeriesPrecision Manufacturing


  • Additive manufacturing
  • Measurements Metrology
  • Characterisation Validation
  • Vat photopolymerisation
  • Powder-bed fusion
  • Stresses
  • Surface quality Tolerances


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