Being an America Makes member has afforded AlphaSTAR Corporation access to a forum of 3D printing industry leaders & innovators. Our Membership has allowed us to participate in unique funding opportunities that involve real world technical challenges. Our membership has provided significant benefits including access to market data that allows AlphaSTAR to target the areas of the greatest need and interest while leading the way for innovations, processes and materials that would satisfy the market by understanding the real needs vs. market noise. Most importantly, America Makes has provided AlphaSTAR Corporation with a platform to reach out to the additive manufacturing community and share information related to our flagship products GENOA, for durability and damage tolerance using multi-scale progressive failure analysis, MCQ, for advanced material modeling considering the effect of defects, and GENOA 3DP Simulation, for AM build simulation that identifies process and material sensitivities for optimal fabrication.
Member Since: 2015
AlphaSTAR Corporation is a leading engineering services and software company that provides innovative physics-based simulation technologies for structural modeling and analysis of advanced composite structures in the aerospace, automotive, defense and energy industries worldwide. As a solution provider, AlphaSTAR partners with: Siemens PLM, ANSYS, DS Simulia, and LSTC. AlphaSTAR is headquartered in Long Beach, California and is the recipient of esteemed industry and technology awards for R&D and software development.
Initiatives in Additive Manufacturing
Since winning an 2015 R&D 100 Award in collaboration with Oak Ridge National Laboratory for accurately simulating polymer based AM associated with Cincinnati Incorporated’s BAAM machine and Local Motor’s Strati vehicle, AlphaSTAR Corporation has continued to expand its reservoir of physics based computational solutions for modeling, simulating and predicting the results of AM build in response to real world problems sponsored by the United States Department of Defense. These projects have included:
- Additive Manufacturing Development of US Navy Platform Conformal Heat Exchangers
- Multi-material Additive Manufacturing for US Air Force Advanced Space Systems
- Additive Manufacturing of critical and non-critical parts for MDA Affordable Missile Defense
- Topological Optimization of AM Built US Navy Air-Platform Structural Components
- AM Simulation and As-Built Virtual Testing Under Service Loading for Part Certification
- Expanding the pool of AM clients who benefit from ASC technology and services
AlphaSTAR Corporation’s unique family of material modeling and structural analysis tools offer true multi-scale progressive failure analysis to identify damage initiation and damage propagation at the fiber, matrix, interface and interphase levels. When applied to AM, AlphaSTAR Corporation’s GENOA 3DP uniquely simulates the AM build in response to various material and process parameters, while taking into consideration the effect of defects and environmental considerations to uniquely and accurately predict as-built results.