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Senvol Developing AM Software for Navy

Wednesday, August 1, 2018
 

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 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 and to begin quantifying the relationships between irregularities in the build and the resulting mechanical performance.”

 

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