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AdditiveLab starts 3M Euro IMEC-ICON funded project with project partners Materialise, Esma, Dekimo, IMEC and FlandersMake.
IMEC is one of the world-leading R&D and innovation hubs in nanoelectronics and digital technologies. With over 4000 researchers, imec institute is not only an expert in internal research but also has programs like imec.icon for promoting cooperative research on hardware-, software- and combined hardware/software innovations in industry and academia.
AdditiveLab is proud to announce the start of our imec.icon research project Vision in the Loop with industrial partners Materialise, Esma, Dekimo and with research partners IMEC and Flanders Make. The Vision in the loop project focuses on product quality assurance for the rapidly growing Metal Additive Manufacturing industry. In this project the partners will perform in-depth research on areas such as optimized machine monitoring systems, enhanced X-ray usage for quality checks, predictive modeling and machine control strategies.
The AdditiveLab team is excited to start off this 3M euro collaborative project with the partners in the Vision in the Loop project. This project is co-financed by imec and receives financial support from Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship. Our ambition is to bring innovation in Metal AM industry by providing unique micro-scale simulation solutions that solve industrial problems and pave path for Metal AM growth globally.
Find out more about how AdditiveLab can help you predict your Metal AM process better by contacting AdditiveLab team directly via our Contact page.
Published 23 June 2020.
Flemish Government awards AdditiveLab funding for extending its Direct Energy Deposition Simulation solution
The Flemish institute of VLAIO (Agentschap Innoveren & Ondernemen) is an established government organization promoting entrepreneurs in the Belgium Flanders region. The mission of VLAIO is to stimulate and support innovation and entrepreneurship and to contribute to a favorable business-climate in Flanders.
AdditiveLab’s team is honored to announce the trust shown by VLAIO in our advancements in the AM simulation field. More specifically, VLAIO supports AdditiveLab in its 200k€ project to further advance the simulation for Direct Energy Deposition Additive Manufacturing process.
In the coming months, AdditiveLab will be releasing newer versions for our DED simulation software, helping our users predict their processes with high levels of accuracy, consider their customized setup of their DED process better and prevent failures in their production.
Find out more about how AdditiveLab can help you predict your DED process better by contacting AdditiveLab team directly via our Contact page.
Published 19 December 2019.
‘One Click Metal’ introduces MPREP software with embedded AdditiveLab technology
One Click Metal, is a start-up OEM of low-cost and easy-to-use metal AM printers. Located in Germany, this young and innovative team believes in an all inclusive Metal AM solution with budgets affordable enough to open up this technology to the world.
AdditiveLab team is proud to announce a close collaboration with the One Click Metal team.
As a young start-up, One Click Metal recently announced its novel low-cost metal printers. Can you tell us a little bit more about what you do and your unique machines?
Bjoern: Metal additive manufacturing is a great technology with huge potential, but only very few people/companies/industries can actually use it – because of high costs and high complexity. This is basically where the idea of One Click Metal was born: democratizing metal 3D printing, making it accessible to every company, every industry.
Hence, we started developing a system which is not only affordable but also intuitive and easy to understand. We want the user being able to instantly start building a part – without a deep understanding of AM-technology, without being trained on how to handle powder. Our BOLDSeries is the whole bundle: software, printer, unpacking station. So, you have everything together without having to buy periphery components. That´s what we are aiming for. Bringing metal additive manufacturing to the mainstream.
One Click Metal provides complete solutions with their machines including build preparation software MPREP. What was the main motivation behind that?
Bjoern: We want to offer the all-in-one solution, meaning the customer buys our system and that´s it. He´s got the software, he´s got the printer, he´s got the unpacking station. Coming from this, it was clear that a preparation software was also mandatory for our system. Therefore, we looked for an affordable yet powerful software that would fit our and our customers needs.
You decided to provide dedicated additive manufacturing process simulation tools within MPREP. How would you explain the benefit of process simulation to your users?
Bjoern: Especially for newcomers to AM-technologies it can be a bit tricky to predict the outcome of a designed part. With offering simulation tools within our software we want the user to instantly be able to optimize every aspect of his building part. With integrated simulation tools the user doesn´t need a profound technological understanding of AM-processes. The user saves time and money by being able to detect errors immediately. In this way it goes along with our idea of making metal 3D printing understandable and more accessible.
How would you describe One Click Metal’s roadmap in regard to AM process simulation in the coming years?
Bjoern: Our plan on the long run is to simplify AM-processes so that printing metal 3D parts is possible with one click. Our vision regarding process simulation in the coming years is its complete integration in our preparation software. We want to integrate more aspects of simulation tools such as deformation, stresses, automatic distortion compensation, shrinkline/whiteline detection, re-coater impact detection and temperatures to make our system user-friendly in every possible way.
Is there anything else you would like our readers to know about?
Bjoern: To spread knowledge and make metal 3D printing more accessible there is one more thing that we are doing: the AMcademy. Our YouTube-channel is dedicated to everyone who is interested in metal 3D printing and wants to learn more. We provide educational content by explaining processes, materials, geometries, technologies – everything that is necessary to understand AM-processes.
Published 21 Nov 2019.
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AdditiveLab is Formnext Startup Challenge Winner
Formnext is a leading global trade fair event for Additive Manufacturing (AM). Organized in Frankfurt yearly, with more than 600 exhibitors, 26000 visitors of which 49% are international visitors – formnext acts as a hub of information for the AM world. During the fair, the big AM players show evolution in AM field, latest trends, and their innovative solutions to complex problems. In addition to the industrial leaders, Formnext also gives an opportunity to several young, innovative startups to demonstrate their solution’s uniqueness by competing in Formnext’s Startup Challenge.
AdditiveLab team is proud to announce that we are a winner of the renowned Formnext’s Startup Challenge award in 2019. AdditiveLab was selected, by a decorated jury of global key players experienced in AM technology and business growth, for its innovative approach to AM process simulation. AdditiveLab is a novel software solution for creating customized models for additive manufacturing process simulation. It enables users to simulate processes on scales ranging from micro-scale (scanning path) up to entire build configurations and helps to understand, predict and optimize manufacturing outcomes. With AdditiveLab, users can create their own simulation applications and automated workflows, and distribute them to design teams, manufacturing departments, test labs and customers.
Join our team at our booth in Hall 12.0, B81G, in the Formnext Startup area to watch demos of our solutions, learn about how our team can help you optimize and customize your metal production process simulations.
Published 9 September 2019.
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AdditiveLab and ADDvance Manufacturing Technologies Enter Exclusivity Distribution Agreement in Spain and Portugal
As a result of the agreement with AdditiveLab, ADDvance will distribute AdditiveLab software for customers in Spain and Portugal.
“ADDvance is the leading Additive Manufacturing consultancy, with the goal to make adaption and strategic advancements in AM easier for the industry. With its team’s years of expertise in setting up new AM businesses in companies, helping adopt processes to optimize production and finding the best tools in industry fitting the user needs. ADDvance is well equipped to optimize the processes of its customers. It is an honor for us to be represented in Spanish and Portuguese region by ADDvance.” Announces Mariam Mir, Co-Founder of AdditiveLab.
“AdditiveLab is the most open and versatile software in the market for metal additive manufacturing process simulation. Due to its state of the art mechanical, thermal and thermo-mechanical simulation capabilities it allows engineers to identify potential issues and modify manufacturing configurations prior to the job, optimizing the process and saving time and money.” Says Elvira León, Managing Director of ADDvance. “AdditiveLab also offers full access to all simulation functionality for researchers enabling them in-depth production process and material insights and the power to customize their simulations.”
About ADDvance, advanced manufacturing consultancy services
ADDvance offers Advanced Manufacturing Consulting Services. Formed by a team of multi-disciplinary engineers, who offer all the necessary services and products for an integral solution for AM industrialization. ADDvance Consulting team is specialized in sustainable business models for additive manufacturing in different industries.
ADDvance supports customers in the industrialization of additive manufacturing, and performs feasibility analysis and validation projects adapted to the requirements of each sector. Through strategic partnerships with selected service providers as AdditiveLab, ADDvance provides the best technologies for each specific need. ADDvance has also a strong focus on research and development, performing projects of integration of equipment and software and designing customized automation solutions.
ADDvance supplies services to clients worldwide, but especially across Spain and Portugal and South American countries. For more information, please visit www.addvance3d.com
Published 11 July 2019.