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A real-time iterative machine learning approach for temperature profile prediction in additive manufacturing processes Machine Learning

--Additive Manufacturing (AM) is a manufacturing paradigm that builds three-dimensional objects from a computer-aided design model by successively adding material layer by layer . AM has become very popular in the past decade due to its utility for fast prototyping such as 3D printing as well as manufacturing functional parts with complex geometries using processes such as laser metal deposition that would be difficult to create using traditional machining. As the process for creating an intricate part for an expensive metal such as Titanium is prohibitive with respect to cost, computational models are used to simulate the behavior of AM processes before the experimental run. However, as the simulations are computationally costly and time-consuming for predicting multiscale multi-physics phenomena in AM, physics-informed data-driven machine-learning systems for predicting the behavior of AM processes are immensely beneficial. Such models accelerate not only multiscale simulation tools but also empower real-time control systems using in-situ data. In this paper, we design and develop essential components of a scientific framework for developing a data-driven model-based real-time control system. Finite element methods are employed for solving time-dependent heat equations and developing the database. The proposed framework uses extremely randomized trees - an ensemble of bagged decision trees as the regression algorithm iteratively using temperatures of prior voxels and laser information as inputs to predict temperatures of subsequent voxels. The models achieve mean absolute percentage errors below 1% for predicting temperature profiles for AM processes. Additive Manufacturing (AM) is a modern manufacturing approach in which digital 3D design data is used to build parts by sequentially depositing layers of materials [1]. AM techniques are becoming very popular compared to traditional approaches because of their success in building complicated designs, fast prototyping, and low-volume or one-of-a-kind productions across many industries. Direct Metal Deposition (DMD) [2] is an AM technology where various materials such as steel or Titanium are used to develop the finished product.

Comprehensive process-molten pool relations modeling using CNN for wire-feed laser additive manufacturing Machine Learning

Wire-feed laser additive manufacturing (WLAM) is gaining wide interest due to its high level of automation, high deposition rates, and good quality of printed parts. In-process monitoring and feedback controls that would reduce the uncertainty in the quality of the material are in the early stages of development. Machine learning promises the ability to accelerate the adoption of new processes and property design in additive manufacturing by making process-structure-property connections between process setting inputs and material quality outcomes. The molten pool dimensional information and temperature are the indicators for achieving the high quality of the build, which can be directly controlled by processing parameters. For the purpose of in situ quality control, the process parameters should be controlled in real-time based on sensed information from the process, in particular the molten pool. Thus, the molten pool-process relations are of preliminary importance. This paper analyzes experimentally collected in situ sensing data from the molten pool under a set of controlled process parameters in a WLAM system. The variations in the steady-state and transient state of the molten pool are presented with respect to the change of independent process parameters. A multi-modality convolutional neural network (CNN) architecture is proposed for predicting the control parameter directly from the measurable molten pool sensor data for achieving desired geometric and microstructural properties. Dropout and regularization are applied to the CNN architecture to avoid the problem of overfitting. The results highlighted that the multi-modal CNN, which receives temperature profile as an external feature to the features extracted from the image data, has improved prediction performance compared to the image-based uni-modality CNN approach.

PATO: Producibility-Aware Topology Optimization using Deep Learning for Metal Additive Manufacturing Artificial Intelligence

In this paper, we propose PATO-a producibility-aware topology optimization (TO) framework to help efficiently explore the design space of components fabricated using metal additive manufacturing (AM), while ensuring manufacturability with respect to cracking. Specifically, parts fabricated through Laser Powder Bed Fusion are prone to defects such as warpage or cracking due to high residual stress values generated from the steep thermal gradients produced during the build process. Maturing the design for such parts and planning their fabrication can span months to years, often involving multiple handoffs between design and manufacturing engineers. PATO is based on the a priori discovery of crack-free designs, so that the optimized part can be built defect-free at the outset. To ensure that the design is crack free during optimization, producibility is explicitly encoded within the standard formulation of TO, using a crack index. Multiple crack indices are explored and using experimental validation, maximum shear strain index (MSSI) is shown to be an accurate crack index. Simulating the build process is a coupled, multi-physics computation and incorporating it in the TO loop can be computationally prohibitive. We leverage the current advances in deep convolutional neural networks and present a high-fidelity surrogate model based on an Attention-based U-Net architecture to predict the MSSI values as a spatially varying field over the part's domain. Further, we employ automatic differentiation to directly compute the gradient of maximum MSSI with respect to the input design variables and augment it with the performance-based sensitivity field to optimize the design while considering the trade-off between weight, manufacturability, and functionality. We demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed method through benchmark studies in 3D as well as experimental validation.

Out-of-This-World Additive Manufacturing

Communications of the ACM

Jessie Frazelle is the cofounder and chief product officer of the Oxide Computer Company. Before that, she worked on various parts of Linux, including containers, and the Go programming language. More online: A version of this article with embedded informational links is availble at 3430113

AMPL: A Data-Driven Modeling Pipeline for Drug Discovery Machine Learning

One of the key requirements for incorporating machine learning into the drug discovery process is complete reproducibility and traceabil-ity of the model building and evaluation process. With this in mind, we have developed an end-to-end modular and extensible software pipeline for building and sharing machine learning models that predict key pharma-relevant parameters. The ATOM Modeling PipeLine, or AMPL, extends the functionality of the open source library DeepChem and supports an array of machine learning and molecular featurization tools. We have benchmarked AMPL on a large collection of pharmaceutical datasets covering a wide range of parameters. Our key findings include: - Physicochemical descriptors and deep learning-based graph representations significantly outperform traditional fingerprints in the characterization of molecular features. Likewise, dataset size has a direct impact on model predictivity, independent of comprehensive hyperparameter model tuning. Our findings point to the need for public dataset integration or multi-task/transfer learning approaches. AMPL is open source and available for download at AMPL. Introduction Discovery of new compounds to treat human disease is a multifaceted process involving the selection of chemicals with favorable pharmacological properties: a high potency to the desired target, elimination or minimization of safety liabilities, and a favorable pharmacokinetic (PK) profile. To address this challenge, the drug discoverer has a wealth of choices, with total "drug-like" chemical matter estimated between 10 22 -10 60 unique molecules. Many of these molecules require de novo synthesis, which is a rate-limiting step.