Velo3D partners with PhysicsX for AI simulation tooling

May 4, 2023

Velo3D, Campbell, California, USA, has announced a strategic partnership with PhysicsX, London, UK, through Velo3D’s Technical Partner Program. The partnership will allow Velo3D customers access PhysicsX’s AI-enabled physics simulation workflows and will provide PhysicsX customers with access to Velo3D’s Additive Manufacturing capabilities.

“We started working with PhysicsX when we were building the Sapphire XC printer because we needed to optimise the flow of gas in the printer build chamber to eliminate soot build-up around the laser windows of the system,” stated Benny Buller, Velo3D founder and CEO. “We quickly realised that PhysicsX’s capabilities could be a big boon to many of our customers who are pushing design performance limits. After working closely with them over the past two years, we’ve formalised our partnership to expose customers to the engineering synergy that exists by combining both companies’ technologies.”

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Simulation for Additive Manufacturing (SFAM) is a key component of PhysicsX’s processes that are said to enable a broader scope of manufacturability. Through the use of multi-physics simulation with ultra-fast deep learning models, PhysicsX works to optimise designs in order to maximise their performance. This enables engineers and scientists to optimise designs and improve design-to-production processes, from combustion efficiency improvements to manufacturing yield.

PhysicsX combines traditional computer-aided engineering (CAE) with machine learning capabilities to replicate the physics of various real-world environments. Compared to traditional CAE simulators, PhysicsX’s AI-powered technology can reportedly increase the number of design cycles that are possible over a specific timeframe and better fill in the gaps of numerical simulation with real-world data to find the limits of the relevant physics. This enables engineers to search a complex design space without imposing simplified design assumptions.

“PhysicsX supports customers in some of the most important industries of our time, including aerospace, automotive, sustainability and renewables,” added Robin Tuluie, PhysicsX founder and co-CEO. “Our technology can be deployed to evaluate performance in a variety of categories, such as system performance, efficiency, weight, noise, and other criteria. Through PhysicsX, engineers have improved reduced emissions from aircraft and road vehicles, won world championships in MotoGP, and increased the performance of wind and hydro turbines. We’re excited about this partnership and that by working with both PhysicsX and Velo3D, customers will be able to quickly realize unparalleled performance gains for their products without compromising on reliability or additive build quality.”

Velo3D works with a variety of partners, including contract manufacturers, commercial distributors, software and simulation providers, post-processing solutions, and academic institutions to enable customers to build the parts they need, speed up development, and reduce product costs. Its Technical Partner Program is focused on providing Velo3D customers with technology and services intended to complement its integrated Additive Manufacturing solution.

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