Senvol Database integrated into e-Xstream engineering’s product R&D tool

July 30, 2020

e-Xstream engineering, Luxembourg, part of Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division, has added the Senvol Database™, an extensive database of Additive Manufacturing materials and machines, to its 10X Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME) solution, said to make it easier for manufacturers to shortlist and evaluate how the latest AM technologies can improve their products.

By embedding the Senvol Database within MaterialCenter, e-Xstream’s material data management system, product R&D teams will be able to review the capabilities of different materials, processes and machines and compare them to their existing designs and processes to identify opportunities for innovation, cost reduction or faster turnaround.

Shortlisted material candidates can then be exported directly from MaterialCenter to CAE tools. Design, materials and manufacturing professionals can then collaborate to develop the product virtually, using detailed proprietary material models and process definitions from suppliers to ensure optimal results.

Philippe Hébert, Product Marketing Manager at e-Xstream engineering, explained, “Since its inception, the 3D printing industry has been grappling with a lack of data on material behaviour and printing processes, which is preventing it from being used for more widespread industrial production.”

“The combination of the Senvol Database and MaterialCenter has made what used to be disparate, specialised knowledge much more accessible,” he continued. “I believe greater understanding of the rapidly evolving capabilities of AM will enable product development teams to rapidly explore new design possibilities and encourage wider collaboration to adopt new manufacturing techniques within organisations.”

Zach Simkin, President of Senvol, commented, “We are very pleased to announce our partnership with e-Xstream engineering. MaterialCenter is one of the leading software solutions for materials data management, and it is a natural fit for the Senvol Database to be offered through their platform. MaterialCenter users will now have a comprehensive database of AM machines and materials at their fingertips.”

The Senvol Database enables users to identify and compare AM machines based on supported processes, manufacturer, required part size, cost, or compatible materials and their properties. 

Using the MaterialCenter web interface, users can trace the full pedigree of data (powders, machines, builds, parts, tests, post-process, design, CAE models) to understand the relationship from feedstock through build, post-process, and material testing. 

All data is recorded and available to others throughout the organisation, to avoid repeating unnecessary work throughout the product development process.

Download the latest issue of Metal AM magazine

Our latest issue is now available to view online or download in PDF format.

As well as an extensive AM industry news section, this 176-page issue includes articles and reports on:

  • Innovation and differentiation: Precious metal Additive Manufacturing in the jewellery sector
  • Unrealised potential: The story and status of Electron Beam Powder Bed Fusion
  • Freemelt AB: Open source technology to explore the potential of Electron Beam Powder Bed Fusion
  • In pursuit of perfection: A case study on how Bugatti and APWORKS leverage the full potential of AM
  • Facing obstacles to profitability in metal AM: An Operational Excellence perspective
  • Mass-production using PBF-LB: How laser beam measurements can help pave the way
  • Link3D’s ‘Additive Manufacturing Maturity Model’: Developing an agile and resilient supply chain
  • Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM): Binder Jetting Technology demystified
  • > More information

Latest news


    Sign up to our e-newsletter, sent weekly to AM professionals and end-users around the world. We'll also let you know each time a new issue of Metal AM magazine is available.

    Discover our magazine archive…

    The free to access Metal Additive Manufacturing magazine archive offers unparalleled insight into the world of metal Additive Manufacturing from a commercial and technological perspective through:
    • Reports on visits to leading metal AM part manufacturers and industry suppliers
    • Articles on technology and application trends
    • Information on materials developments
    • Reviews of key technical presentations from the international conference circuit
    • International industry news
    All past issues are available to download in PDF format, in either single page format or as double-page “spreads” for viewing on large monitors. All downloads are free of charge. Go to archive...

    Connect with us

    Visit our social media channels and sign up to our e-newsletter

    Copy link
    Powered by Social Snap