spherene’s ADMS autonomous design software optimises structures for Additive Manufacturing

October 6, 2022

ADMS optimised satellite bracket, additively manufactured in aluminium as part of the European Space Agency’s Open Space Innovation Platform (Courtesy spherene AG)
ADMS optimised satellite bracket, additively manufactured in aluminium as part of the European Space Agency’s Open Space Innovation Platform (Courtesy spherene AG)

Zurich-based software company spherene AG will showcase its latest Adaptive Density Minimal Surfaces (ADMS) technology at this year’s Formnext, taking place in Frankfurt, Germany, November 15–18, 2022. ADMS is an autonomous design algorithm that calculates structures that adapt to stresses using minimal resources at maximum strength.

The algorithm-based design process is said to have been developed using mechanisms inspired by biological evolution to calculate the most efficient structures in a predefined spatial area. The optimal geometry is created through spherene’s software, and reportedly delivers reliable, repeatable and verifiable results. The process results in efficient internal structures, reducing material usage and requiring less energy to meet the desired specifications.

The ADMS autonomous design algorithm calculates structures using minimal resources while providing maximum strength. This image shows the development of a satellite bracket as part of the European Space Agency’s Open Space Innovation Platform (Courtesy spherene AG)
The ADMS autonomous design algorithm calculates structures using minimal resources while providing maximum strength. This image shows the development of a satellite bracket as part of the European Space Agency’s Open Space Innovation Platform (Courtesy spherene AG)

The company also announced plans to launch sphereneMAKE in Q4 2022, a web-based software platform that will infill uploaded 3D meshes with the ADMS structure. Here, sphereneMAKE automatically generates an ADMS-based internal structure, ensuring a fine-walled, buildable model with all internal overhangs supported, stable walls and surfaces, ready for Additive Manufacturing.

spherene will be at Formnext, Booth 12.0 – B81N.

www.spherene.ch

ADMS optimised satellite bracket, additively manufactured in aluminium as part of the European Space Agency’s Open Space Innovation Platform (Courtesy spherene AG)

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