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AI-Powered Tool Predicts Color Additives’ Impact on Mechanical Properties

Article-AI-Powered Tool Predicts Color Additives’ Impact on Mechanical Properties

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The digital tool developed by DSM Engineering facilitates development of material recipes with targeted optics while ensuring mechanical properties.

A new digital tool powered by artificial intelligence (AI) reportedly predicts the color and mechanical properties of compounds as color ingredients are introduced as well as the envelope of potential color space within critical mechanical properties. Moreover, it can recommend recipes to achieve desired color properties. Lucidiris, developed by DSM Engineering, is ultimately designed to accelerate time to market when engineers are developing the colors of high-performance materials.

DSM Engineering Materials describes Lucidiris as a next step in its journey to make product development quicker and easier via advanced digital solutions.The patent-protected AI technology facilitates the development of material recipes with a targeted optical appearance while ensuring mechanical properties, said the company.

“Lucidiris fundamentally changes our design-build-test-learn development cycle for customer applications,” said Erwin Houben, R&T Manager Digitization, DSM Engineering Materials. “This state-of-the-art AI-based digital tool reinforces our strengths in colored materials development and enables us to take on some tough challenges for re-using circular materials.”

“And there is more to come,” added Angelika Schmidt, Global R&T Manager of Performance Polymers. “Lucidiris is our next step into digitization of product development. What we can do for color development today, will be possible for product development in the future. Combining human intelligence with machine learning will enable us to get to the successful recipes with fewer iterations and, therefore, much shorter development times for our customers.”

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