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Vibration Compensation Mapping Increases Print Speeds 2x

Ulendo, a University of Michigan (U-M) startup that produces software to improve manufacturing capability and quality has welcomed Brenda Jones as its new CEO. Ms. Jones has served in key executive positions in enterprise software, SaaS and university-based technology commercialization. Prior to joining Ulendo, she led U-M technology startup Kinetica Labs, Inc. to a successful exit in 2021.  “We look forward to Ms. Jones’ energy and experience as we continue to advance solutions for manufacturing automation.,” said Ulendo Founder Professor Chinedum ‘Chi’ Okwudire.

Brenda and Professor Okwudire, recently attended the RAPID+TCT Additive Manufacturing event in Detroit, where Chi had been selected as a speaker. At the conference Professor Okwudire discussed how “smart” technologies being developed at the University of Michigan’s Smart and Sustainable Automation Laboratory improve quality and productivity in Additive Manufacturing. He described SmartScan, an intelligent scanning approach to minimize thermal induced defects in laser powder bed fusion.

“Since we launched in 2018, we have seen increased customer traction with several key Additive Manufacturing partners showing interest in our technology and showcased our latest commercial partner’s printers at the show,” said Ms. Jones. “We look forward to continuing to add more devices that can benefit from our vibration compensation technology.”

Ulendo FBS (Filtered B Splines) software solution enables 3D printers to create high-quality parts 2X faster. The software post-processes print commands to reduce vibration, enabling 3D printers to operate at 2x their normal rate without sacrificing quality. The Ulendo technical team map the behavior of a printer developing a customized profile that enables machines to achieve higher levels of performance integrating the solution directly into the machine MCU.

Ulendo is a venture-backed early stage company spun out of the University of Michigan offering a portfolio of patented and patent-pending innovations to monitor, control and optimize the performance of manufacturing machines. Based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Ulendo was founded in 2018 to bring to the world patented and patent-pending innovations originally developed at the University of Michigan’s Smart and Sustainable Automation Laboratory.

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