Ulendo Technologies, Inc. It is expanding its commercial use TCT Patented vibration compensation software (Ulendo VC), nominated for an award, made possible by a grant of 1,000,000 USD. America’s Seed FundThe Powered by National Science Foundation (NSF). The company claims that industrial companies who already have a large number 3D printers in their businesses can now access Ulendo VC.
Ulendo VC previously was restricted to 3D printer makers that were willing to implement it on a set of specific printer models. Ulendo explains that Phase II Small Business Technology Transfer grants will cost-effectively increase the productivity of 3D printers.
“With the help of NSF, we can significantly improve the existing set of algorithms to address more 3D printer types and, more importantly, retrofit a 3D printer already in operation with our software, doubling its capacity,” said Brenda Jones, Ulendo CEO. “For 3D printing service bureaus and contract additive manufacturers, this enables them to squeeze more value out of their existing investment in additive manufacturing machines.”
Ulendo states that the grant has enabled the development of software algorithms to benefit a wide range of advanced manufacturing machines like robots and machine tool, which have a limited speed and accuracy due to vibration.
Ulendo stated in a press release that vibrations from machines operating at high speeds can cause quality problems and hinder the adoption of 3D printers for mainstream manufacturing. This project addresses the need to accurately calibrate 3D printer vibrations under different operating conditions.
Ulendo’s Vibration Compensation Software has been nominated for the TCT Software Award at the upcoming 2023 TCT Awards, an event which will coincide with TCT 3Sixty 2023.
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