YXLON International is proud to announce they have joined the Additive Alliance, the leading industrial and research network for additive manufacturing and the corresponding topics in Industry 4.0. By engaging in regular meetings and workshops, the work group facilitates an exchange of ideas and enables a holistic look into the versatile field of additive manufacturing.
Founded in 2014, the Light Alliance now has more than 30 members from a variety of disciplines. It brings people from all applications together. From the engineers who develop and produce lightweight, complex products, and the companies in the automotive and aerospace industries who utilize these products, to 3D printer suppliers; the Additive Alliance is focused on the exchange of cross-industry experiences and joint research. Its ultimate goal is to develop innovative solutions along the entire value chain.
As a manufacturer of X-ray and CT systems designed to test and analyze a wide range of components and materials, Yxlon’s experience in quality assurance completes the picture by offering a non-destructive way to inspect intricate additively manufactured parts. Simultaneously, Yxlon is now privy to the latest in R & D and additive manufacturing applications, helping them better understand how to best provide testing solutions for the field.
Every manufacturing technique, material or composite, as well as complexity and functionality of a component brings its own unique challenges that require tailored test solutions. By sharing experiences through each step of the development, these challenges can be recognized before entering the mainstream market. With an unparalleled online resource database, members have free access to all study results, lecture notes, and finding reports produced by the work group. This membership also helps Yxlon to expand its competence and enable better support to those customers using 3D printing in their manufacturing and design tailor-made solutions for their specific applications.