ITP Aero and IMDEA Materials (Madrid Institute of Advanced Studies) are collaborating in a research and development program called ENVIDIA, which aims to create software that simulates the production of aerospace components using additive manufacturing technologies (also known as 3D printers) can. . The activities of this program began in mid-2018 with the expectation to receive this technology in the course of 2021. This milestone will make ITP Aero and IMDEA Materials world pioneers in this type of simulation and give both organizations a privileged position with regard to additive process simulation.
ENVIDIA is part of the Department of Science and Innovation’s Collaboration Challenges program. The highlight of this project will be the generation of a simulation environment that can be integrated into the R&D activities of ITP Aero and that will become part of the production chain in the medium term. on an industrial level.
The development of this technology is a key advantage in simulating the end result of the manufacturing process and therefore enables efficient optimization of the design as well as a reduction in costs and time for development and certification. This strategy will in turn enable IMDEA Materials to extend the advances made in super nickel alloys to other metallic materials.
Erlantz Cristbal, Executive Director of Technology at ITP Aero, commented: ENVIDIA is the result of our commitment to working with technology centers and universities, one of the cornerstones of our own technology development plan and digitization. I have no doubt that ENVIDIA’s results will give us a competitive advantage in a technology area as important as additive manufacturing and cement ITP Aero’s position as the leading global technology company in its industry.
In its commitment to digitalization, ITP Aero works in addition to simulation in the areas of system integration, cybersecurity, augmented reality, big data, machine learning, automation and robotics.
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