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The Need for Power Quality During the Additive Process

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When it comes to the high-tech 3D printing processes in today’s digital industrial era, even a short power disruption can have a significant impact. Whether caused by inconsistent utility operation, weather-related incidents or the normal operation of non-linear load equipment, a power disruption can affect the quality of the 3D-printed component, even if the process has been completed. This loss extends well beyond the component, leading to an array of operational impacts.  What challenges can power loss during 3D printing create?  It can create loss of operations, loss of raw materials, increased lead time to customers, reduced human resource utilization, loss of revenue and increased operating costs.  A UPS power back-up system and its associated components can help the 3D printing processes running smoothly by improving and maintaining the additive production process.  Recent case studies with industry leaders such as Lockheed Martin and GE show significant operation savings with an integrated power quality solution.

Learning Objectives:

  • Reduce the impact of operations loses that are subject to the lack of power quality in your facility
  • Reduce the risk of fire that legacy infrastructure and weather events may cause in your facility
  • Monetize the investment to protect your employees, facility and your final product