AVEVA Launches Enhanced Digital Twin

with Wearable Scanning, Robust Document Control

LONDON, UK, May 20, 2022 – AVEVA, a global leader in industrial software, driving digital transformation and sustainability, has announced that its engineering information management solutions, the core of its digital twin, now deliver greater time and value gains for  capital projects and operations. With the seamless integration of AVEVA Point Cloud Manager and AVEVA Asset Information Management in the cloud, visualizing asset information with real-time data has never been faster or easier. AVEVA customers can now experience a complete digital twin within just 60 days, even in the absence of existing models, thanks to deeper contextualization and enhanced visualization.

Two new industry partnerships will further augment the offering. AVEVA’s engineering information management solutions are now combined with the Assai integrated document management system and powered by data captured using NavVis’ wearable mobile mapping systems. As a result of the NavVis partnership, laser scans can be delivered much faster than with existing stationary scanners, while Assai’s Document Control and Management Solutions expand AVEVA’s already data-rich digital twin capabilities with even more robust document information.

“Digital twins have never been more important. They will play a central role in uncovering opportunities to unlock ingenuity and achieve the efficiency and sustainability gains needed to enable net-zero carbon emissions,” said Amish Sabharwal, executive vice president, Engineering Business Unit, AVEVA. “Yet, a digital twin is only as good as the data that composes it. With the new integrations and our cloud-native solutions, customers looking to develop and enhance their digital twin can now design, construct and operate sustainable facilities by using data-driven insights to optimize processes and decisions across the value chain. The result is a scalable solution that allows companies to leverage existing technology investments and accelerate insight through universal, contextualized access of all engineering, operations and maintenance information in the cloud, using any form of visualization (3D-models and/or laser scans), and built-in analytics.”

The newly expanded engineering information management solution portfolio is well suited to digital twin creation and utilization throughout the complete project lifecycle, for both capital projects and existing facilities. Sectors set to benefit from the enhanced solutions include oil and gas, energy, power and utilities, chemicals, marine and mining.

Digital twins are virtual replicas of real-life assets, processes, and even full enterprises, and are key enablers of digital transformation. Designed as a lever to deliver sustainability and the circular economy at speed and scale, the AVEVA digital twin solution uses advanced data- and AI-based programs to promote innovation and agility through monitoring, diagnostics and prognostics to optimize asset performance and utilization.

Creating the foundation of the digital twin has never been easier or more robust with the latest developments to AVEVA’s cloud-based engineering information management solutions and partnerships.

Companies can achieve a fully functional digital twin in less than 60 days by publishing and integrating laser scan data within their engineering and operational performance data on AVEVA’s cloud platform, AVEVA Connect. Further, the NavVis wearable mobile mapping system scans up to 10x faster than traditional laser scanners with comparable accuracy. The Assai integration enables customers to ensure all digital documents remain evergreen and is easy to access.

“The enhanced offering delivers leaner, safer and more transparent capital project execution alongside a decision support system that optimizes plant operations performance, strengthening our complete digital twin proposition,” Sabharwal concluded.

Find out more about the enhanced AVEVA digital twin.

About AVEVA

AVEVA is a global leader in industrial software, driving digital transformation and sustainability. By connecting the power of information and artificial intelligence with human insight, AVEVA enables teams to use their data to unlock new value. They call this Performance Intelligence.  AVEVA’s comprehensive portfolio enables more than 20,000 industrial enterprises to engineer smarter, operate better and drive sustainable efficiency. AVEVA supports customers through a trusted ecosystem that includes 5,500 partners and 5,700 certified developers around the world. The company is headquartered in Cambridge, UK, with over 6,500 employees and 90 offices in over 40 countries.

Learn more at www.aveva.com.

Bentley Releases 2021 Infrastructure Yearbook

EXTON, PA, May 20, 2022 – Bentley Systems, Inc., the infrastructure engineering software company, announced the release of the 2021 Infrastructure Yearbook. The Yearbook is a compilation of outstanding projects from the 2021 Going Digital Awards in Infrastructure. The projects showcase going digital advancements and innovative uses of Bentley software in designing, building, and operating the world’s infrastructure. Bentley received close to 300 project nominations from over 230 organizations across 45 countries for the 2021 Going Digital Awards in Infrastructure.

The Yearbook is available in two formats – digital and print. The all-new digital version of the 2021 Infrastructure Yearbook has been created with Bentley’s commitment to environmental sustainability in mind. We encourage everyone to sample the digital version as an alternative to the print version and to enjoy a multimedia experience, including project descriptions, finalist project presentations, awards celebration clips, images, and project playbooks.

For those who prefer a print copy of the yearbook, they may order a complimentary copy by completing this form.

No matter how the 2021 Infrastructure Yearbook is viewed, these stories illustrate the extraordinary work of our users from around the world.

Bentley users who want their projects included in next year’s Infrastructure Yearbook should complete the nomination forms for the 2022 Going Digital Awards in Infrastructure by June 6.

About Bentley Systems

Bentley Systems is the infrastructure engineering software company. We provide innovative software to advance the world’s infrastructure – sustaining both the global economy and environment. Their industry-leading software solutions are used by professionals, and organizations of every size, for the design, construction, and operations of roads and bridges, rail and transit, water and wastewater, public works and utilities, buildings and campuses, mining, and industrial facilities. Their offerings include MicroStation-based applications for modeling and simulation, ProjectWise for project delivery, AssetWise for asset and network performance, Seequent’s leading geoprofessional software portfolio, and the iTwin platform for infrastructure digital twins. Bentley Systems employs more than 4,500 colleagues and generates annual revenues of approximately $1 billion in 186 countries.

For more information, visit www.bentley.com.

Formlabs Announces PU Rigid 650, 1000 Resins

SOMERVILLE, MA, May 19, 2022 – Formlabs, the leading 3D printing company, today announced PU Rigid 650 Resin and PU Rigid 1000 Resin at RAPID + TCT 2022, North America’s largest and most influential additive manufacturing event. As the latest 3D printing materials to be added to Formlabs’ engineering resin library, PU Rigid 650 Resin and PU Rigid 1000 Resin are available for use on the Form 2, Form 3, Form 3+, Form 3B and Form 3B+, Formlabs’ Stereolithography (SLA) printers. These high-performance polyurethane materials are ideal for producing rigid and durable parts and are the toughest materials to be added to Formlabs’ SLA ecosystem.

Both materials enable users to break free of the limitations of traditional polyurethane manufacturing with newfound design freedom, reduced production costs, and increased workflow efficiencies. PU Rigid 650 Resin can be used to produce impact resistant and pliable parts that can maintain dimensional accuracy under load, while PU Rigid 1000 Resin can be used to produce semi-stiff, sturdy and unyielding parts that repeatedly endure high stress environments.

“We’re thrilled to debut these innovative polyurethane resins as we continue to expand our materials library and unlock new possibilities with 3D printing,” said Dávid Lakatos, chief product officer at Formlabs. “PU Rigid 650 Resin and PU Rigid 1000 Resin build upon the existing capabilities of Formlabs’ SLA printers to provide manufacturers, engineers, and product designers with the ability to produce polyurethane parts that can withstand extreme manufacturing environments and design requirements.”

Both materials can be utilized across various industries such as manufacturing, medical, automotive, aerospace, industrial and consumer. Applications for PU Rigid 650 Resin include high-performance connectors such as hinges and snap fits, and impact resistant components like wheels, bumpers and grommets. PU Rigid 1000 Resin is best used to create jigs and fixtures, castings and enclosures, and sturdy consumer products such as bottle caps, buckles and bike pedals. With the mission of enabling anyone to make anything, Formlabs’ entry into 3D printed polyurethane materials greatly expands access to enhanced prototyping capabilities and the ability to create durable, long-lasting end-use parts.

Attendees at this year’s RAPID event will be able to see the new polyurethane materials on site at the Formlabs booth #2608 where the company will showcase the versatility and use cases of both resins.

About Formlabs

Formlabs is expanding access to digital fabrication, so anyone can make anything. Headquartered in Somerville, MA with offices in Germany, Japan, China, Singapore, Hungary, and North Carolina, Formlabs is the professional 3D printer of choice for engineers, designers, manufacturers, and decision makers around the globe. Formlabs products include the Form 3, Form 3B, Form 3L, and Form 3BL powered by an advanced form of stereolithography (SLA) called Low Force Stereolithography (LFS) 3D printing, Form Wash and Form Cure post-processing solutions, Fuse 1 SLS 3D printer, and Form Cell manufacturing solution. Through its Factory Solutions offering for industrial users, Formlabs provides the factories of tomorrow with the flexibility and versatility needed for demanding, evolving industrial applications. Formlabs also develops its own suite of high-performance materials that continue to push the boundaries for 3D printing, as well as best-in-class 3D printing software.

For more information, visit formlabs.com.

Desktop Metal, Lumafield Introduce Supply Chain Resilience

BOSTON, MA, May 19, 2022 – Desktop Metal, Inc., a global leader in additive manufacturing technologies for mass production, and Lumafield, a startup offering the world’s first accessible industrial X-ray CT platform, announced a complete solution to help manufacturers quickly and accurately produce high-demand parts with an easy system to scan and 3D print.

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As a result of the COVID pandemic, manufacturers have been faced with historic supply chain disruptions, along with wide swings in pricing and inventory – a challenge highlighted by the Biden Administration’s recent announcement of the AM Forward initiative to strengthen US supply chains by supporting adoption of additive manufacturing (AM), or industrial 3D printing.

Additive manufacturing offers the ability to cost-effectively in-source production and reduce supply chain risk, but often requires manufacturers to have CAD models of their parts. That has been a significant barrier; manufacturers often rely on thousands or millions of parts, many of which were designed years ago and don’t have associated CAD files. 3D scanning has been proposed as a solution, but it’s limited to capturing exterior part features.

The Supply Chain Resilience package from Desktop Metal and Lumafield closes that gap by joining 3D printing with X-ray computed tomography, also known as CT scanning. The combination of these technologies allows manufacturers to scan old parts and reproduce them quickly in a variety of materials using 3D printing.

Lumafield’s CT platform digitizes parts with a series of X-ray images that capture both external and internal features in detail, using powerful cloud-based software to create a 3D model that can be exported as a mesh representation for 3D printing.

Desktop Metal’s software and 3D printers can then turn those mesh models back into high-quality metal or polymer parts, making it possible to seamlessly replace legacy manufacturing processes with in-house 3D printing.

“Manufacturers have wanted to replace legacy fabrication processes with 3D printing for a long time, but digitalization of parts has been a barrier,” said Ric Fulop, Founder and CEO of Desktop Metal. “With accessible CT scanning, we finally have the digitization solution we need to quickly convert old designs into complete CAD files for 3D printing.”

“The last two years have been profoundly disruptive, and we cannot expect our supply chains to return to normal,” said Eduardo Torrealba, co-founder and CEO of Lumafield. “Fortunately, we now have the technology to seamlessly bring production in-house, taking control of our supply chains and reducing risk.”

Supply Chain Resilience Package Details

Customers interested in pairing a Lumafield scanner with a Desktop Metal printer can customize the solution that best fits their needs.

Desktop Metal printers initially included in this offering include:

  • All metal printers, including the Desktop Metal Shop System, which was built as a turnkey solution for smaller enterprises and is offered in a 4-, 8-, 12- or 16-liter package. Also included: the Studio System, X-Series and all Production System models, which includes the P-1 and P-50 – the latter of which is the world’s fastest system to 3D print metal parts at scale.
  • All ETEC DLP polymer 3D printing systems, which includes the D4K, P4K, Envision One XL or Xtreme 8K, which offer a wide range of price points, build volumes and potential polymer material sets, including elastomers, hard plastics, high temperature plastics, and biocompatible materials.

Lumafield’s Neptune scanner is a revolutionary advance over legacy CT systems. It’s at home in any office or workshop environment, ready to become an everyday tool for entire engineering teams. With a user-friendly touchscreen and AI-powered configuration, anyone can use it with minimal training—no dedicated operator required.

Lumafield’s cloud-based Voyager software turns scans into actionable insights and is included with every Neptune scanner. In addition to producing mesh exports for 3D printing, it offers intuitive visualizations that reveal invisible features, measurement tools that take guesswork out of inspection, and a powerful automated analysis engine that pinpoints voids, pores, and cracks before they turn into critical problems. Voyager runs in the cloud, accessible through any desktop web browser, so teams can collaborate and share data in real time.

The Supply Chain Resilience package is available to any company that purchases a Desktop Metal 3D printer and reserves a Lumafield CT scanner between May 1 and July 1, 2022. Customers will be entitled to a package benefit of 15 CT scans and application engineering support through Lumafield’s scanning service while they wait for delivery of their Neptune scanner, currently expected to take place in the fourth quarter of 2022.

For more information, visit:
https://learn.desktopmetal.com/supplychain_lumafield_package
https://promotions.lumafield.com/supply-chain-resilience-package

About Desktop Metal

Desktop Metal, Inc., based in Burlington, MA, is accelerating the transformation of manufacturing with an expansive portfolio of 3D printing solutions, from rapid prototyping to mass production. Founded in 2015 by leaders in advanced manufacturing, metallurgy, and robotics, the company is addressing the unmet challenges of speed, cost, and quality to make additive manufacturing an essential tool for engineers and manufacturers around the world. Desktop Metal was selected as one of the world’s 30 most promising Technology Pioneers by the World Economic Forum, named to MIT Technology Review’s list of 50 Smartest Companies, and the 2021 winner of Fast Company’s Innovation by Design Award in materials and Fast Company’s Next Big Things in Tech Award for sustainability.

About Lumafield

Lumafield, based in Cambridge, MA, offers the world’s first accessible industrial X-ray CT platform, giving engineers the ability to see their work clearly, inside and out, for less than $3,000 per month. By offering unprecedented visibility into products, as well as AI-driven tools that highlight problems and generate quantitative data, Lumafield promises to revolutionize the way complex products are created, manufactured, and used across industries.

Constellium, Morf3D Partner for Joint Additive Mfg Dev Program

PARIS, France, May 19, 2022 – Constellium SE is entering into an agreement with Morf3D to provide Aheadd CP1, one of its proprietary additive manufacturing (AM) powder solutions, to Morf3D, Inc., a subsidiary of Nikon Corporation and trusted leader in metal additive manufacturing specializing in AM optimization and engineering for the aviation, space, and defense industries.

“We are very excited to partner with Morf3D, a leading company in additive manufacturing, on the qualification and development of applications using our Aheadd CP1 aluminium powder,” said Alireza Arbab, head of additive manufacturing for Constellium. “Constellium recognized a gap in aluminium powder options for Laser Powder Bed Fusion (LPBF) and has developed new powders specifically for this AM process. We are confident that this program will highlight the benefits of Aheadd CP1 and help set new standards for aluminium component production using LPBF.”

“To achieve the highest performance and productivity in metal additive manufacturing, we need materials and alloys which can respond to the growing demand for extreme application functionalities and performance, as well as balancing economic equations,” said Dr. Behrang Poorganji, VP of materials technology at Morf3D. “Morf3D’s vision as a world leader in additive manufacturing solution integration starts with materials and spans the entire additive manufacturing ecosystem. We are delighted to partner with Constellium as a recognized world leader in aluminium manufacturing on material qualification and commercialization of their newly designed family of aluminum alloys for several AM applications and industries, including aviation, space, and defense.”

Aluminium Additive Manufacturing is gaining traction in many areas, especially in aerospace due to its ability to work around the design limits of current manufacturing processes. Constellium has developed unique additive manufacturing powder solutions that fit the needs of this technology-driven industry. Aheadd CP1 offers many benefits, including thermal and electrical conductivity approaching that of pure aluminium, high ductility and excellent surface finishing characteristics. This alloy is also a cost-effective alternative for other AM applications due to its very high printing speed and simplified post-processing, which make Aheadd® CP1 the solution of choice both for rapid prototyping and series production.

About Constellium

Constellium is a global sector leader that develops innovative, value added aluminium products for a broad scope of markets and applications, including aerospace, automotive and packaging. Constellium generated €6.2 billion of revenue in 2021.

For more information, visit www.constellium.com.