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.