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AMOTS (“Multi-head Additive Manufacturing with Optimal HPC Thermal Stabilization” experiment under FF4EuroHPC project)

Presentation of the problem and objective of the experiment

When using industrial machines for additive manufacturing, heat and its dissipation to individual structural elements of the machine play one of the major roles. One of the aspects of the influence of heat is the heated working space inside the machine itself that is very important because most materials used in different industries require heated work chambers, passively or actively heated. The vision of this project is to establish and predict the impact of this heat on the structure and motion system of the machine using HPC infrastructure.

Description

As part of FF4euroHPC, a European initiative to make it easier for small and medium-sized enterprises to access high-performance computers (HPCs) and related technologies, funding has been approved for the “Multi-head Additive Manufacturing with Optimal HPC Thermal Stabilization (AMOTS)” experiment. The holder of the AMOTS experiment is Mikrotvornica, a domestic company specializing in prototyping and small production batches using 3D printers, which will implement the experiment in cooperation with the Ruđer Bošković Institute and the Center for Informatics and Computing and the Rijeka company Yotta Advanced Computing, from which you will gain experience and professional support in the application of HPC technology for successful project execution.

The goal of the AMOTS project (or its full name Multi-head Additive Manufacturing with Optimal HPC Thermal Stabilization) is to establish and anticipate the impact of heat on machine design and system by checking within the simulation of HPC infrastructure use which should result in improved assembly and calibration of the machine itself.

The experiment is divided into 3 phases. In the first phase, a digital model of a new machine assembly will be constructed. Then, in the second phase, the first series of detailed simulations on HPC infrastructure of the heat influence and dissipation in the new machine will be performed. Finally, in the third phase, the physical machine will be assembled, based on the simulations performed in the previous step. Then, through an iterative process of HPC simulations and machine fine-tuning, the machine will be calibrated and tested. The result that can be obtained with this project allows complete control over the parameters that affect the dimensional stability of 3D printed products.

The experiment will last a year, and with it we could contribute to the improvement of additive production in working with engineering materials and minimize the possibility of error – that is, unwanted dimensional instability of the produced 3D printed piece.
More on the project page: https://www.ff4eurohpc.eu/en/experiments/2021070911562140/multihead_additive_manufacturing_with_optimal_hpc_thermal_stabilization


Organisations involved:

End User: Mikrotvornica
HPC Provider: Yotta Advanced Computing
HPC Center: Ruđer Bošković Institute

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This project has received funding from the European High-Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (JU) under grant agreement No 951732. The JU receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research andinnovation programme and Germany, Bulgaria, Austria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Slovakia, Norway, Switzerland, Turkey, Republic of North Macedonia, Iceland, Montenegro.

Croatian project selected for funding through FF4EuroHPC Open Call

The open call for FF4EuroHPC project proposals focused on the highest quality experiments involving innovative and agile SMEs, and requested project proposals that present the business challenges of European SMEs from different application domains. 68 high-quality applications from 25 European countries applied for the open call, and 16 of them from 9 countries were selected for funding.

After providing advisory support to companies in their applications for the Open Call, one of the submitted Croatian proposals was selected for funding. It is a project Multi-head Additive Manufacturing with Optimal HPC Thermal Stabilization – AMOTS implemented by the company Mikrotvornica d.o.o. in cooperation with the Ruđer Bošković Institute and the Center for Informatics and Computing. The vision of the accepted Croatian project is related to the use of industrial machines for additive production, where heat and its dissipation to individual structural elements play a major role. Namely, one aspect of the impact of heat is the heated working space inside the machine itself, given that most materials used in the automotive or aerospace industry require heated working chambers, either passively or actively heated.

The aim of the project is to establish and predict the impact of this heat on the structure and motion system of the machine by checks within simulations using HPC infrastructure, with the aim of improving the assembly and speeding up the calibration. This result could contribute to the improvement of additive production in the work with engineering materials and minimize the possibility of error, ie unwanted dimensional instability of the manufactured piece.

The experiment is divided into 3 phases:

First phase: development of a digital model of the new machine assembly;
Second phase: performing the first series of detailed simulations on the HPC infrastructure to examine the impact of heat in the new machine;
Third phase: assembling a physical machine based on a simulation performed in the second phase of the experiment.

In conclusion, by an iterative process of HPC simulations and fine tuning of the machine, the machine will be calibrated and tested. The potential result of this project allows complete control over the parameters that affect the dimensional stability of 3D printed products.

The Croatian Competence Center for HPC will provide expert support in the application of HPC technologies to a selected project from Croatia through the activities of the EuroCC project. The project will be fully funded by EU funds, and its estimated duration is 1 year.

For more information on the results of the FF4EuroHPC Open Call, visit the official project website.
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This project has received funding from the European High-Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (JU) under grant agreement No 951732. The JU receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research andinnovation programme and Germany, Bulgaria, Austria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Slovakia, Norway, Switzerland, Turkey, Republic of North Macedonia, Iceland, Montenegro.

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More about the project can be found at https://3d-cpam.irb.hr/