Predictive Metamodels in Additive Manufacturing

Project status: Complete

Thrust area: Design Optimization

Research team: Douglas Eddy

Laser Metal Powder Bed Fusion promises to be a versatile additive manufacturing process to produce a diversity of metal parts that may not be producible by other means. However, process optimization remains a challenge. Simulations and predictive modeling capabilities continue to mature, but accounting for unknowns holistically and efficiently remains a challenge. A stable method of predicting outcomes would allow manufacturers to improve productivity and forego costly trial and error.