US Air Force uses Senvol software to develop multi-laser 3D printing applications – 3D Printing Industry

US Air Force uses Senvol software to develop multi-laser 3D printing applications – 3D Printing Industry

The US Air Force is using Senvol’s data-driven machine learning software for additive manufacturing (AM), to enable the production of large-scale aerospace parts using multi-laser 3D printing technology. Utilizing an EOS powder bed fusion (LPBF) 3D printer, the program is focused on developing baseline mechanical properties and design allowables, to optimize the production of end-use components. 

“AM has recently demonstrated the ability to rapidly deliver complex geometries and production quality parts that are able to enhance the capabilities of  Department of Defense (DoD) weapons systems. In this collaborative program we are developing and demonstrating a methodology to use a new multi-laser AM printer to produce airworthy, end-use parts,” said Jessica Orr, Program Manager and Materials Engineering Team Leader for AM & Repair Technologies at the University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI).

The US Air Force is using Senvol's AM software to optimize the settings of EOS 3D printers for producing aerospace parts. Image via Mikayla Heineck, US Air Force.
The US Air Force is using Senvol’s AM software to optimize the settings of EOS 3D printers for producing aerospace parts. Image via Mikayla Heineck, US Air Force.

Senvol in the 3D printing industry 

Based in New York, Senvol is a software company that provides data to help businesses implement AM in their design and production processes. The software company’s data products are used by a variety of Fortune 500 businesses and government agencies, in the aerospace, oil and gas, consumer products, and automotive industries. 

In addition to introducing companies to the benefits of 3D printing, Senvol is a member of both America Makes, and the ASTM International F42 Committee. The company has a strong partnership with both
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