IAI Awarded U.S. Army Contract for Modeling of Microstructural Irregularities in Additive Manufacturing

ROCKVILLE, Md. — Jan. 21, 2020 — Intelligent Automation, Incorporated (IAI), a technology innovation company, announced today that it has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Army to develop a modeling framework to predict the mechanical and structural properties of additively manufactured (AM) components.

The modeling framework will account for microstructure in its prediction of the strength and stiffness of AM components by using a reconstruction of both the interior and exterior geometry of the part and the part’s material properties. The reconstructions will be created using techniques such x-ray-computed tomography to understand the interior structures of the components.

“IAI is proud to have been selected by the U.S. Army to explore innovative technologies to address technology gaps in the areas of additive manufacturing, failure analysis, and computational solid mechanics,” said Vikram Manikonda, President and CEO of IAI.  “Additive manufacturing is currently recognized as an enabling technology for U.S. Army modernization priorities and we are excited to be part of the R&D efforts in this area.”

About IAI

IAI is a technology innovation company specializing in providing advanced technology solutions and R&D services to federal agencies and corporations. IAI leverages agile R&D processes, a multi-disciplinary collaborative environment, and a substantial intellectual property portfolio to develop concepts into market-focused products and customer-driven solutions. IAI’s core R&D areas include: AI & Advanced Computing; Autonomy & Robotics; Healthcare Research Technologies; Modeling, Simulation & Visualization; Networks & Cyber Security; and Radar, Communications & Sensors. For more information about IAI, please visit www.i-a-i.com.

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