Dyndrite joins ASTM to further AM material standards
March 17, 2023
Dyndrite, headquartered in Seattle, Washington, USA, has joined the ASTM International Consortium for Materials Data and Standardisation (CMDS) initiative, which is being run through the ASTM Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence (AM CoE).
As part of its role within the consortium, Dyndrite will collaborate with industry members chartered to standardise the requirements for Additive Manufacturing materials data generation and create and manage shared high-pedigree reference data sets. The initiative aims to accelerate qualification and assist in the greater 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.
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“Dyndrite believes standardisation is a crucial next step in the broader adoption and growth of industrial AM,” stated Stephen Anderson, Head of Strategic Relationships, Dyndrite. “Whoever we talk to the clarion call is clear. 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.”
To date, individual companies have singularly borne the brunt of materials development costs and regard their results as proprietary for commercial advantage. But this can lead to multiple companies wasting millions of dollars doing the same thing. CMDS’ work is expected to help solve these problems by allowing the sharing of materials data at a fundamental level while still allowing companies to generate IP and differentiate on specific geometry parameter modification.
Dyndrite recently unveiled its first end-user AM application, Dyndrite Materials and Process Development for PBF-LB. Customers using Dyndrite can also easily create shareable build recipes (via Python) that provide all the necessary information required to recreate a build and drive a variety of metal Additive Manufacturing machines, including Aconity, EOS, Renishaw, SLM and others.
“We are pleased that Dyndrite has decided to join the CMDS initiative and prioritise the need to standardise the data workflows needed to generate high-pedigree material data,” stated Richard Huff, Director of Industry Consortia and Partnerships, ASTM. “We are excited to integrate Dyndrite’s solutions to drive consistent application of requirements and maximise efficiency of CMDS data generation activities.”
Steve Walton, Head of Product, Dyndrite, added, “We are excited to join the ASTM consortium for materials data and standardisation, and further work with the Data team. 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 characterisation 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 standardised 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 are intended to ensure that data is generated and recorded in a standard and repeatable manner and applicable to downstream processes, such as process qualification and calibration.