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MaxQ
Print, weld and repair
certified high quality parts

MaxQ is the monitoring and control system developed by RAMLAB to analyze welding parameters and to streamline WAAM, robotic welding and robotic repair. MaxQ automates the production, quality inspection and certification process.
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MaxQ + Panasonic robot
MaxQ Cobot

Part printing size > 2 meters

Part printing size < 1 meter

Deposition rate: up to 6 kg / hour
Production rate: up to 1.5 kg / hour

Deposition < 100 kg / hour

Suitable for a wide range of materials
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Suitable for: Education – Repairs – Printing small parts

MaxQ applications

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MaxQ for WAAM

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MaxQ for Repair

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MaxQ for Welding

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Features of MaxQ

Our mission at RAMLAB is to accelerate the adoption of additive manufacturing technology to enable the wide-scale availability of certified metal parts on-demand. From our experience, we have learned that the most challenging aspect of WAAM is controlling the mechanical properties and the quality of manufactured parts. Many different factors affect the mechanical properties of a WAAM part, e.g. the design, the equipment and the wire feedstock to name a few. To achieve first time right manufacturing of certified parts, we have developed MaxQ: RAMLAB’s quality monitoring and control system for WAAM. The system monitors and controls the complete manufacturing process fully automated, freeing up time for the operator. 

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Geometry monitoring and correction

During production MaxQ automatically analyzes and adjusts the to-be produced geometry. Between every produced layer MaxQ’s 3D scanner inspects the surface. Whenever the welded layer diverges from the digital model, the following layer is adjusted accordingly. By adjusting the layers during production, MaxQ ensures a constant stick out of the wire resulting in constant material properties.

Precise anomaly detection and tracing

To achieve one time right manufacturing, defects need to be identified in near real time. MaxQ has a built-in anomaly detection system that can trigger alerts for the operator. Anomalies are detected by fusing data from multiple high fidelity sensors using algorithms to analyze the generated data. By matching the sensor data with the position of the robot, anomalies can be traced and resolved quickly.

Automated interpass temperature control

One of the most critical aspects of WAAM is the interpass cooling time: the interruption of welding in order to cool down the part and maintain the preferred material properties. MaxQ automatically measures the temperature and continues production when the part is cooled down to the set temperature. This means there is no more need for manual inspections between layers.

Guided process pipeline

MaxQ brings the WAAM production process together in one place. Production can be initiated straight from the web browser with the MaxQ app. Before starting production, MaxQ will guide the operator through automatic model parsing and the configuration of production settings. Simply upload, configure and start.

Clear machine diagnostics

Good preparation and maintenance of equipment are fundamental to manufacturing high quality parts. However, errors can still errors can occur during the manufacturing of a part. The MaxQ app notifies the operator of system warnings and errors. To ensure swift continuation, the corresponding error codes of the welding robot system are displayed on the dashboard. This way, the errors can be traced back and resolved with ease. 

Advanced option: Grafana access

All the data recorded by MaxQ’s sensors is displayed on a private Grafana dashboard. Custom dashboards can be designed and warnings and alerts can be configured by the operator. The dashboard runs on a local server, which means there is no need for an internet connection. The data can be exported into a pdf report for class certification.

Advanced option: Cavitar C300

The Cavitar C300 welding camera is able to visualize the product surface, the weld pool and the arc in real time. This gives a detailed insight into the process stability, the weld pool, and other details such as neighboring weld beads, product edges, spatter and silicates. Learn more

Different systems for different applications

MaxQ is available for WAAM, welding and repair applications. At the moment the system can be applied to Panasonic robots. If you are interested in applying MaxQ to your welding operations, please send us a message. 

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