Senvol has introduced that it has acquired funding from the U.S. Military to steer a program centered on demonstrating that constant half efficiency may be achieved on completely different additive manufacturing machines positioned at completely different websites.
This system was created with the purpose of accommodating the discount of price and lead time of Military floor automobile techniques whereas growing efficiency. Senvol will use its 3D printing machine studying software program, Senvol ML, to scale back the price of materials and course of improvement and to allow the Military to provide AM elements of constant efficiency, even when utilizing completely different techniques at completely different websites based on the corporate.
This system is titled “Making use of Machine Studying to Guarantee Consistency and Verification of Additive Manufacturing Machine and Half Efficiency Throughout A number of Websites”, and commenced in March 2023, working via March 2025.
Aaron LaLonde, PhD, Technical Specialist – Additive Manufacturing on the U.S. Navy stated: “For additive manufacturing to be efficiently applied into the Military’s provide chain, it’s important to have the ability to produce elements of constant efficiency even when completely different machines are used at completely different areas. In the present day, that’s a lot simpler stated than accomplished. Throughout this program, we’re happy to work with Senvol to show the usage of its machine studying know-how to help in reaching what everybody within the additive manufacturing business strives for, a really versatile provide chain.”
In keeping with Senvol, the strategy demonstrated in this system will be capable to be utilized to any AM course of, any AM materials, and any AM machine. The corporate additionally says it would develop and validate an strategy that can be utilized to proceed to confirm AM machine and half efficiency when there are adjustments to a course of, for instance when a brand new powder provider is used.
This system will contain Senvol ML getting used to develop course of parameters and set up a course of mannequin for various AM machines positioned at completely different websites. The software program can even be used to quantify complicated and interdependent PSPP relationships.
Senvol President Zach Simkin added: “Consistency, or lack thereof, is an issue that almost everybody within the additive manufacturing business can relate to. The Military, and DoD normally, has been on the forefront of tackling urgent points in our business, and we’re happy to work with them once more to show the usage of our machine studying software program as a mechanism to make sure constant half efficiency throughout completely different websites and machines.”
Senvol has been concerned with the defence sector previously, in 2020, the US Air Drive deployed Senvol ML to help with a multi-laser 3D printing program. This system, referred to as FlexiSpecs, was a collaborative effort between the Air Drive Analysis Laboratory (AFRL) and the Air Drive Life Cycle Administration Middle (AFLCMC) centered on growing methodology to show the airworthiness of an EOS M400-4 quad-laser steel 3D printing system.