AI technology addresses parts accuracy, a major manufacturing challenge in 3-D printing

Phys.org | February 07, 2019

AI technology addresses parts accuracy, a major manufacturing challenge in 3-D printing
Imagine using machine learning to ensure that the pieces of an aircraft fit together more precisely, and can be assembled with less testing and time. That is one of the uses behind new technology being developed by researchers at Purdue University and the University of Southern California.
We're really taking a giant leap and working on the future of manufacturing," said Arman Sabbaghi, an assistant professor of statistics in Purdue's College of Science, who led the research team at Purdue with support from the National Science Foundation. "We have developed automated machine learning technology to help improve additive manufacturing. This kind of innovation is heading on the path to essentially allowing anyone to be a manufacturer."

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“In the old days, when we prototyped, it would take a machinist sometimes 6-8 weeks to make a simple pump housing. I can do that in 6-8 hours. That’s what it does.” -Bill Bryan, Director of Additive Manufacturing at Stratasys Direct Manufacturing. Stereolithography (also known as SL or SLA) is a 3D printing process that uses a UV laser to solidify liquid photopolymer resins. SL is perfect for concept models, master patterns, large prototypes, and Investment Casting Patterns because of its ability to accurately produce fine details. Stratasys Direct Manufacturing offers a complete range of Stereolithography materials that mimic the properties of ABS, polycarbonate, and polypropylene.

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“In the old days, when we prototyped, it would take a machinist sometimes 6-8 weeks to make a simple pump housing. I can do that in 6-8 hours. That’s what it does.” -Bill Bryan, Director of Additive Manufacturing at Stratasys Direct Manufacturing. Stereolithography (also known as SL or SLA) is a 3D printing process that uses a UV laser to solidify liquid photopolymer resins. SL is perfect for concept models, master patterns, large prototypes, and Investment Casting Patterns because of its ability to accurately produce fine details. Stratasys Direct Manufacturing offers a complete range of Stereolithography materials that mimic the properties of ABS, polycarbonate, and polypropylene.