Palo Alto Research Center [PARC] selects AlphaSTAR’s GENOA 3DP, for Additive Manufacturing Simulation

October 20, 2020 | Categories: Member News

LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA, (10/20/2020) – AlphaSTAR Corporation announced today their additive manufacturing (AM) simulation solution, GENOA 3DP, was selected by Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), a Xerox Company, to be used on the Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy’s (ARPA-E) DIFFERENTIATE Program.

DIFFERENTIATE (Design Intelligence Fostering Formidable Energy Reduction Enabling Novel Totally Impactful Advanced Technology Enhancements) seeks to facilitate rapid design and improvement of 3D printed parts for turbomachinery applications. The program’s goal is to accelerate the timeline of 3D print to validation, eliminating one of the largest barriers to more widespread adoption of AM technology.

The collaboration between PARC and AlphaSTAR aims to create a virtual additive manufacturing approach that will save both time and materials. AlphaSTAR’s predictive simulation technology maps temperatures through the thickness of the parts, calculating residual stresses, strain, deformations and curvature. PARC’s topology optimization software optimizes material layout. The combination of the two allows PARC engineers to quickly tweak virtual models to improve and make printed parts more lightweight.

“One of the biggest challenges in design for metal additive manufacturing is ensuring that the part can be fabricated in a reliable and cost-effective way,” said Saigopal Nelaturi, Research Director at PARC. “GENOA 3DP can help predict and plan for factors that affect the fabrication process, like residual stresses, which will help improve the design process for turbomachinery parts. We are very excited to collaborate with the AlphaSTAR team to solve real-world problems in design for additive manufacturing.”

“There is an excellent synergy in the vision of both companies to be on the tip of the spear when it comes to innovative solutions”, says Dr. Rashid Miraj, Director of Technical Operations at AlphaSTAR. “We are delighted to be working with PARC and their partners on this novel program that addresses the real-world Industrial needs as they relate to Metal AM”.

About PARC–
Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated (PARC), a Xerox company, is in the Business of Breakthroughs®. Practicing open innovation, it provides custom R&D services, technology, expertise, best practices and intellectual property to Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies, startups, and government agencies and partners. The company creates new business options, accelerates time to market, augments internal capabilities and reduces risk for clients. Since its inception, PARC has pioneered many technology platforms – from the Ethernet and laser printing to the GUI and ubiquitous computing – and has enabled the creation of many industries. Incorporated as an independent, wholly owned subsidiary of Xerox in 2002, PARC today continues the research that enables breakthroughs for businesses.
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About AlphaSTAR Corporation –
Headquartered in Long Beach, CA, AlphaSTAR Corporation is a leading engineering services and software company that provides innovative physics-based simulation technologies for additive manufacturing, material modeling and analysis of advanced composite structures in the aerospace, automotive, defense, and energy industries worldwide. AlphaSTAR and is the recipient of esteemed industry and technology awards for R&D and software development.
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