Xact Metal Introduces Smart Layer, an AI Powered Build Monitoring Software

A Press Release

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – May 1, 2023—With an aim to expand access to affordable metal 3D printing for small-to-medium size companies and decentralize additive manufacturing, Xact Metal™ introduces software offering, Smart Layer™, for matter detection and real-time monitoring of their metal laser powder-bed printers.

Smart Layer is an intelligent monitoring solution designed for metal additive manufacturing. Smart Layer conducts a layer-by-layer analysis using computer vision algorithms and convolutional neural networks, then provides anomaly detection in real-time. Smart Layer immediately notifies the operator upon issue detection time to prevent print failures.

Xact Metal partnered with Addiguru to build the foundation of Smart Layer.  Addiguru provides in-situ monitoring technology for additive manufacturing processes. Their monitoring technology detects anomalies during the build process and provides notification to users within seconds of layer formation. Part anomalies formed during the build process, if not caught, are difficult and costly for post-build detection and repair. ​​ Addiguru recognizes and is committed to fulfilling the need for a robust real-time defect detection tool for the rapidly growing 3D printing market.

“We are excited to introduce Smart Layer monitoring,” said Juan Mario Gomez, CEO of Xact Metal. “Addiguru’s open policy has allowed us to easily integrate our technologies to provide even more value to the end user. Our focus at Xact Metal is not only to make metal additive manufacturing affordable, but also easy to use.  Smart Layer compliments this mission by using intelligent tools to verify the integrity of each print, one layer at a time.”

“Addiguru is pleased to work with Xact Metal on their Xact Layer solution,” says Shuchi “SK” Khurana, President and CEO of Addiguru.  “Using advanced imaging technology, Smart Layer identifies typical issues such as part swelling, streaks, hops, and spatter on the print bed. Since their foundation six years ago, Xact Metal has focused on increasing the adoption of metal 3D printing technology and we are glad that Smart Layer can support abundant printing experiences and this mission.”

To learn more about the partnership between Smart Layer and Xact Metal, please visit: https://xactmetal.com/software/


About Xact Metal

At Xact Metal™ is taking the essential specs for metal 3D Printing and combining them with breakthrough technology to establish a new level of price and performance in additive manufacturing. With a desire to enable more and more designers, developers and manufacturers to experience the benefits of high-quality metal 3D printing at the best price possible, Xact Metal aims to change the perception that additive manufacturing is only for capital-rich companies.  The company was founded in 2017 and is located in State College, Pennsylvania. For more information visit: www.xactmetal.com.


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