Dyndrite Joins ASTM

Dyndrite commits to industry collaboration to define material standards and provide reference data for 3D metal printing.

Dyndrite commits to industry collaboration to define material standards and provide reference data for 3D metal printing.

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Dyndrite, providers of the graphics processing unit-accelerated computation engine used to create next-generation digital manufacturing hardware and software, announces the company’s new membership in the ASTM International Consortium for Materials Data and Standardization (CMDS) initiative, which is being run through the ASTM Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence (AM CoE). Dyndrite will collaborate with industry members chartered to standardize the requirements for AM materials data generation and create and manage shared high-pedigree “reference” datasets.

The initiative aims to accelerate qualification and assist in the adoption of AM technologies. Dyndrite joins existing members such as AddUp, Auburn University, Boeing, Desktop Metal, EOS, Fraunhofer IAPT, GE Additive, GKN Additive and others. See full list here.

“Dyndrite believes 'standardization' is a crucial next step in the broader adoption and growth of industrial AM,” says Stephen Anderson, head of Strategic Relationships Dyndrite. “Our customers and partners all want to see significant acceleration of shared materials data to unlock new AM opportunities and to scale the industry. This is a groundbreaking opportunity to unleash the full power of metal 3d printing.”

Dyndrite recently unveiled its first end-user AM application, Dyndrite Materials and Process Development for LPBF. This GPU-based 3D application was designed for materials and process engineers developing new metal alloys and parts for laser-based 3D metal printing. Customers using Dyndrite can also easily create shareable build recipes (Python) that provide all the necessary information required to recreate a build and drive a variety of 3D metal printers, including Aconity, EOS, Renishaw, SLM and others.

“We are pleased that Dyndrite has decided to join the CMDS initiative and prioritize the need to standardize the data workflows needed to generate high-pedigree material data,” says Richard Huff, Director of Industry Consortia and Partnerships, ASTM. “We are excited to integrate Dyndrite’s solutions to drive consistent application of requirements and maximize efficiency of CMDS data generation activities.”

“We are excited to join the ASTM consortium for materials data and standardization, and further work with the Data team”, says Steve Walton, head of Product, Dyndrite. “We have built tools uniquely capable of ensuring quality and traceability through AM component production. This is increasingly important as the metal AM industry moves to generate foundational material data built upon the Common Data Model. Our work enables knowledge transfer of critical material data and pedigree needed for robust characterization of the process-structure-property relationship. Understanding and effectively communicating this concept will greatly increase the adoption of metal AM for production applications.” 

Dyndrite will release build recipes that demonstrate how standardized designs-of-experiments (DoE), based on ASTM data standards, can be made using Dyndrite. ASTM members will be able to use these recipes, or make their own, across all major OEM file formats. These recipes will enable a common framework for build file generation, scan-path strategy exploration and scan-path speed and layer thickness variation, as well as methods for estimating laser(s) loads. By conforming to ASTM data protocols Dyndrite Build recipes will ensure that data is generated and recorded in a standard and repeatable manner and applicable to downstream processes, such as process qualification and calibration.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.‍

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