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e-Xstream Integrates Senvol Database for Improved 3D Printing Processes

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Luxembourg-headquartered e-Xstream engineering recently added Senvol Database to its 10X Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME) solution, unleashing a wealth of benefits regarding information centered around additive manufacturing.

As a part of Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division, e-Xstream is responsible for providing customers with integrated computational material engineering (ICME) solutions, founded on high-performance software, hardware and engineering.

With solutions like additive manufacturing, they can offer engineers all the classic benefits of digital fabrication—from rapid prototyping and modeling to speed in turnaround without having to wait on a middleman, greater affordability, the potential for making innovative parts that were previously impossible, and more. In relying on ICME, engineers can also enjoy the use of fresh design models, strengthened with new materials, and manufacturing processes.

With the addition of the Senvol Database integrated into MaterialCenter, research and development teams are able to explore a wide range of AM data, whether in using metal, polymers, additives, and composites, or other advanced materials—with options continuing to expand.

With so much information out there regarding 3D designs and processes, Senvol Database saves an exponential amount of time in narrowing down suitable material candidates—and not only that but the “shortlist” can be exported from MaterialCenter for comparative review with current models and techniques, weighing the benefits of and possibilities for better speed and savings on the bottom line. Afterward, designers can work with other project managers and manufacturers to develop parts online, using the 10X ICME solution.

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While there are many factors that can prohibit users and larger industrial companies from delving further into 3D printing—to include accessibility—we all know that knowledge is power, and with the impressive amount of information provided by Senvol Database (and now in combination with Material Center), other companies are able to get past the issue of “grappling with a lack of data,” according to Philippe Hébert, Product Marketing Manager at e-Xstream engineering, whose outlook is bright regarding the future with AM, new collaboration opportunities, and manufacturing methods.

Features of the database include:

  • The ability to identify and compare AM hardware
  • Assess supported processes
  • Information about manufacturers
  • Data regarding costs, compatible materials, and properties

The MaterialCenter interface offers data on:

  • Powders
  • Machines
  • Builds and parts
  • Tests
  • Post-processing
  • Design
  • CAE models

To avoid repetition and additional work, data is recorded and made accessible to all project managers.

Senvol continues to march forward in making the value of their products known for improving AM processes, joining the National Armaments Consortium (NAC), being rewarded with grant money to continue data analytics, licensing their software to the U.S. Air Force, and more.

Find out more about e-Xstream engineering’s 10X Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME) solution, here—and to start your search in the Senvol Database, click here.

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