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Dyndrite, SCANLAB GmbH, and Fraunhofer ILT Collaborate to Bring High-Resolution Geometry Adapted Process Control Toward Commercial Readiness

*Development effort to focus on reversing the, “Hardware is outpacing the Software” trend in additive manufacturing *Collaboration to leverage Dyndrite’s toolpath API to calculate, create, and assign sophisticated laser process parameters based on volumetric analysis of 3D part geometry *Resulting high resolution data capable of driving SCANLAB based LPBF machines to their highest potential

 

At Formnext 2022, Dyndrite™, providers of the GPU-accelerated computation engine used to create next generation digital manufacturing hardware and software, announced a collaboration with SCANLAB GmbH and Fraunhofer-Institute for Laser Technology (ILT) to leverage the Dyndrite Engine and Toolpath API to prepare high-resolution data for SCANLAB-based laser powder bed fusion (LPBF) machines. The effort is expected to unlock the inherent power and capabilities of SCANLAB-based machines.

“SCANLAB’s scan systems are on the receiving end of the data chain. They execute the laser beam steering commanded by the machine’s software. However, today's LPBF machines do not provide the high-resolution data that our hardware control is capable of executing,” said Daniel Reitemeyer, SCANLAB GmbH. “Dyndrite has the ability to calculate process parameters at extremely high resolutions that can drive our laser control system to its fullest.”

“Our goal is to produce software that exceeds the demands of today’s hardware, and provides a springboard for the next generation,” said Harshil Goel, CEO, Dyndrite. “SCANLAB hardware has more capabilities than many manufacturers are currently using. Our joint effort aims to unlock what’s possible, from both ends of the problem, marrying software that is finally capable of unleashing the power of SCANLAB lasers.”

Dyndrite is the developer of the world’s GPU-Powered Accelerated Computation Engine (ACE) and associated Application Developer Kit (ADK). The combined solution enables hardware and software developers to create powerful and robust next-generation additive manufacturing solutions. It provides direct support for a number of industrial additive manufacturing processes, including jetting, photopolymerization and laser powder bed fusion (LPBF). Additionally, it introduces new advances such as 3D volumetric segmentation, a ground-breaking capability that enables users to assign sophisticated process parameters based on the volumetric analysis of the 3D part - opening the door to new part types, build strategies and material properties.

“If you look closely, LPBF processing has not developed significantly in the last 15 years. However, the requirements of the users have - especially with regard to series applications. For this reason, we at Fraunhofer ILT are working on new approaches to adaptive process control in order to increase process robustness, part quality and productivity.” Said Dr. Tobias Pichler at Fraunhofer ILT. "The cooperation with Dyndrite and SCANLAB is the perfect pairing for us to make our adaptive LPBF process control, which has so far only been implemented at laboratory level, available for industrial applications.”

The researchers at Fraunhofer ILT will use their process knowledge and know-how in machine software design to demonstrate the use cases and applications of the Dyndrite / SCANLAB integration. It is expected that the resulting work will yield better part quality, with less distortion and targeted mechanical properties for LPBF users.

Results of the company's efforts will be reflected in the Dyndrite ADK and recently introduced Materials & Process Development for LPBF software.
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