AIs facilitate engineering design in manufacturing

March 08, 2021 // By Rich Pell
AIs facilitate engineering design in manufacturing
Software/AI model development company Astraea Software says it has successfully developed AIs that could be served as an aid to engineers in the design phase.

The company says it has developed 3D shape recognition technology and 3D shape synthesis technology and released the demo applications of those AIs on its demo site. The AIs were inspired, says the company, by the increasing interest by the manufacturing industry in using AI to promote Digital Transformation (DX) - the incorporation of digital technology into a company's production activities to improve efficiency and productivity.

While many examples of its use have already been reported, says the company, there are few examples of AI technology being applied to concept design, which is the starting point of the engineering chain. The 3D Car Body Synthesis is an example of applying 3D shape synthesis to conceptual designs in the automotive manufacturing industry, allowing users to experience having AI generate a new car body from other car bodies.

The AI learns the features of the two car bodies and instantly creates a new body with a mixture of those features. Designers can create a new car body that fits their taste. In addition, since the generated car body is 3D shape data, it can be used to create a mock-up model using a 3D printer or transferred to a 3D CAD system for a more detailed design.

The 3D Shape Recognition AI allows users to experience the classification of bolt head shapes, pipe shapes, and a number of manifold branches. The feature can be used to automate the design process during the detailed design phase.

For more, see the Astraea Software Research page.

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