Development of a process-integrated parameter analysis system for additive manufacturing systems based on artificial intelligence

Aim of the joint research project is to develop a process-integrated parameter analysis system based on artificial intelligence for additive manufacturing systems. For this purpose, hardware and software components are developed which on the one hand support and improve quality assurance in the additive manufacturing process and on the other hand optimize the process itself. On the hardware side, a data analysis system is being developed that can be integrated into an additive manufacturing system. The data analysis recognizes, analyzes and monitors relevant process parameters and can use artificial intelligence (AI)-algorithms to identify unfavorable process behavior in the 3D printing process at an early stage and initiate optimization strategies. The software component based on cryptographic blockchain technology. The component defines the interfaces for the visualization of the analyzed process parameters and documents special parameters digitally, decentrally and transparently. This shall enable a certified production of additive manufacturing parts.

The combination of AI-based data analysis during the manufacturing process and cryptographic software for quality documentation enables a completely new, holistic and intelligent quality assurance concept in additive manufacturing. Research and development work on this topic are carried out together with the project partner as part of the research project.

Contact: Dipl.-Ing. Erik Westphal

Duration: 01/2020 - 12/2022

Funded by:  Ministry of Economics, Employment and Health (M-V), Operational program for the European Regional Development Fund in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in the funding period 2014 to 2020 (ERDF)

Cooperation: ESD Elektro Systemtechnik Dargun GmbH