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Senvol Developing AM Software for Navy

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Senvol Developing AM Software for Navy
Senvol, a New York City-based additive-manufacturing (AM) services firm, has announced an effort to develop data-driven, machine-learning AM software for the U.S. Navy’s Office of Naval Research (ONR). Senvol software analyzes the relationships between AM-process parameters and material performance. ONR’s goal, to have software assist in developing statistically substantiated material properties, will reduce conventional material characterization and testing now needed to develop design allowables.

“Our software capabilities will allow ONR to select the appropriate process parameters on a particular additive-manufacturing machine given a target mechanical performance,” says Annie Wang, president of Senvol. “This presents a unique opportunity to reduce the high level of trial and error that is currently required, which would save a tremendous amount of time and money.

“In addition to our machine-learning capabilities,” Wang continues, “we also have developed a computer-vision algorithm that analyzes, in real-time, in-situ monitoring data. This enables us to detect irregularities in real-time and to begin quantifying the relationships between irregularities in the build and the resulting mechanical performance.”

A modularized ICME (integrated computational materials engineering) probabilistic framework for AM data serves as the foundation for Senvol’s software, enabling the categorization of AM data into four modules: process parameters, process signatures, material properties and mechanical performance. The software’s algorithm—AM material, machine, process agnostic—will quantify the relationships between the four modules.

Funded through Navy Phase II STTR N16A-002, the software will be commercially available to any company looking to qualify AM parts.

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