Dyndrite Receives AFWERX Award for SDP Qual

SEATTLE, WA, June 11, 2024 – Dyndrite, providers of the GPU-accelerated computation engine used to create next-generation digital manufacturing hardware and software announced it has been selected by AFWERX for an AFVentures Open Topic 24.D Phase I cohort award. The Dyndrite selection will focus on defining and commercializing a Software Defined Process Qualification (SDP Qual) Process for Laser Powder Bed Fusion (LPBF) to address the most pressing 3D metal printing qualification/ requalification challenges in the Department of the Air Force (DAF).

Metal additive manufacturing (AM) offers unparalleled opportunities for both the U.S. Air Force (USAF) and the commercial manufacturing sectors. However, the full potential of these benefits is hindered by the significant time and cost involved using today’s means and methods for developing AM parts, materials, and machines, along with the extensive testing and analysis needed for qualification and requalification. Consequently, compromising the agility of the USAF’s AM processes.

A rigorous qualification process is essential to ensure that all standards for quality and safety are consistently met. Dyndrite addresses these needs by incorporating scriptable workflows into qualification and requalification, dynamically automating the entire build layout process. Automating laborious manual tasks like, part import, positioning, supporting, toolpath parameters, laser parameter, labeling, traceable reporting will contribute significantly to reductions in the time and resources associated with qualification.

Dyndrite’s fundamentally new SDP Qual approach enables users to easily adapt to technological advancements and shifts in the supply chain without undergoing costly, time-consuming, manual, qualification processes. Using Dyndrite’s solution, the Air Force will save considerable time and costs by rapidly conducting efficient qualification workflows to ensure their AM production is repeatable and predictable.

“We are proud of the recognition by AFRL of the value of Dyndrite’s modern approach to additive manufacturing qualification,” said, Steve Walton, head of product for Dyndrite. “Our agile software-based process is a core ingredient to making AM a reliable, repeatable and cost effective serial production process.”

To learn more about Dyndrite within the defense industry please visit here.

The views expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Department of the Air Force, the Department of Defense, or the US government.

About Dyndrite

Dyndrite’s mission is to fundamentally change how geometry is created, transformed and transmitted on a computer. Their Accelerated Computation Engine (ACE) is the world’s first (geometry agnostic), multi-threaded, GPU-accelerated Geometry Engine. They create and license tools that give companies the power, freedom and control necessary to deliver on the unprecedented potential of digital manufacturing.

Dyndrite products include, Dyndrite LPBF Pro, a powerful software solution designed to enhance the capabilities of Laser Powder Bed Fusion (LPBF) for metal 3D printing. It provides users with previously unattainable part printing capabilities, accelerated build rates, and unprecedented productivity. Dyndrite LPBF Pro is compatible with a wide range of metal 3D printing machines, including brands such as Aconity3D, EOS, Renishaw, NikonSLM, among others.

Investors include Gradient Ventures, Google’s AI-focused Investment Fund and former Autodesk CEO Carl Bass. The company was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Seattle, WA. Dyndrite was named a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer for 2021.

For more information, visit www.dyndrite.com.

About AFRL

The Air Force Research Laboratory is the primary scientific research and development center for the Department of the Air Force. AFRL plays an integral role in leading the discovery, development, and integration of affordable warfighting technologies for our air, space and cyberspace force. With a workforce of more than 12,500 across nine technology areas and 40 other operations across the globe, AFRL provides a diverse portfolio of science and technology ranging from fundamental to advanced research and technology development.

For more information, visit afresearchlab.com.

About AFWERX

As the innovation arm of the DAF and a directorate within the Air Force Research Laboratory, AFWERX brings cutting-edge American ingenuity from small businesses and start-ups to address the most pressing challenges of the DAF. AFWERX employs approximately 325 military, civilian and contractor personnel at six hubs and sites executing an annual $1.4 billion budget. Since 2019, AFWERX has executed 4,697 contracts worth more than $2.6 billion to strengthen the US defense industrial base and drive faster technology transition to operational capability.

For more information, visit: afwerx.com.

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