ITEA is the Eureka Cluster on software innovation
ITEA is the Eureka Cluster on software innovation


Valid generative design for 3D printing

Project description

Valid3D is aimed at quality assurance and generative design in metal 3D printing. The current state is a slow and difficult quality assurance process and often necessary design iteration loops. Both lead to a time-consuming, inconsistent and expensive AM process. Valid3D enables flexible manufacturing processes for the medical and aviation industries. Both application industries are highly regulated and have gained a lot of knowledge about quality assurance and their approval processes in the past. This knowledge is brought together in the Valid3D project to enable a faster approval process for both industries. It is necessary to connect all parts of the production process through data and therefore each part of the value chain is covered by partners of the consortium. The linking of all available process data (design, material, process monitoring and testing) is also enriched with virtual test methods such as simulations. This broad database is used to develop AI models, which can be used to provide feedback to the individual process steps. The result is a holistic approach in which data becomes information and information becomes knowledge about the AM production process. This makes it possible for the first time to compare the freedom of component design in the construction process with the results of quality assurance and thus ensures the applicability of the designed components. Another outcome is a framework with open interfaces, defined data models and requiremnents to support the development of standards.

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