1000 Kelvin, a Berlin and Los Angeles-based start-up specializing in AI solutions for 3D printing of metals and polymers, has announced the full commercial availability of its AI-driven software AMAIZE. The company is also showcasing its first integrations with commercial 3D printer manufacturers – including EOS – and customers.
AMAIZE acts as a kind of intelligent co-pilot for 3D printing, equipped with physics-informed AI. This technology makes it possible to automatically identify and correct errors in print files without changing the original design. The result is a perfectly printed part on the first try.
Omar Fergani, Ph.D., Co-founder and CEO of 1000 Kelvin, stated, “The manufacturing and production sector accounts for one-fifth of global carbon emissions and 54% of the world’s energy usage. 3D printing has the unique ability to address these issues, but not until it works consistently. By improving the efficiency and reducing the waste associated with 3D printing, while making the technology easier to use, AMAIZE contributes to a more sustainable future.”
The strength of AMAIZE lies in the generation of optimal print recipes using physics-informed AI technology. Users can upload their print files directly to the AMAIZE cloud. The software analyzes the part and automatically adjusts the scanning strategy and process parameters to correct thermomechanical issues. This not only saves material and energy, but also costs, as complex simulation software and multiple print tests are no longer necessary.
AMAIZE has already been used in the energy, aerospace and contract manufacturing industries. Particularly impressive is a case study of a rocket launch provider from California who overcame significant 3D printing challenges with the help of AMAIZE. The software made it possible to drastically reduce support structures and significantly improve the surface quality and performance of the printed part, resulting in a significant cost reduction.
With $3 million in funding, 1000 Kelvin has expanded its footprint beyond Europe and established itself in Los Angeles to best serve its global customer base. The implementation of AMAIZE into the production process marks a significant step in the advancement of 3D printing and demonstrates the potential to revolutionize production methods across industries.