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SOLUTION BRIEF

Simufact Additive
Optimizing the Additive Manufacturing Process

Overview Capabilities

Simufact Additive is a powerful simulation environment for getting “right the first time” Powder Bed Processes
optimization of powder bed additive manufacturing processes for metals. • Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)
• Selective Laser Melting (SLM)
This simulation tool allows accurate prediction of the distortion and residual stresses in
• Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS)
the printed part and provides the needed guidance for design and manufacturing process
modifications to ensure that a quality part is manufactured from the very first time. Simulation • Electron Beam Melting (EBM)
with Simufact Additive enables users optimize the 3-D printing process to reduce time and
Create Model for Process Simulation
material waste.
• Fast Mesh Creation
Why use Simufact Additive as part of your AM process? -- Correction for Partial Voxels
-- Accurate volume calculation
Quickly analyze your entire AM process
• Support Structure Creation
• Rotate and position a part • Smart Data Structures
• Study support structure placement to minimize sag and eliminate collapse • Hatching Pattern – Layer Basis
• CAD to Finite Element Model – Easily transform Digital Geometry to Finite Element Mesh
that captures the geometric requirement. Supported formats include: Predict the Effects of Manufacturing
-- STL, Parasolid, CATIA, STEP, and other conventional CAD formats Process
• Inherent Strain
Quickly and accurately simulate and optimize parts
-- Via Test Specimen
• Study the deviation from desired shape -- Simufact Welding
• Compute residual stresses at each stage of the AM process -- Marc
• Calibrate manufacturing strains • Simulation
• Prediction of optimal initial pre-distorted shape -- Part Distortion
-- Residual Stress build up
Optimize post-manufacturing processes
• Detachment from baseplate Simulate Post-Manufacturing Stages
• Influences of heat treatments to remove residual stresses • Multi-stage Manufacturing
• Mechanical Influence of hot isostatic pressing (HIP) -- Cutting
-- Removal of Supports
Manufacturing Processes Addressed with Simufact Additive
-- Heat treatment
• Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)
-- Hot Isostatic Pressing
• Selective Laser Melting (SLM)
• Design Iteration for improved process
• Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS)
• Electron Beam Melting (EBM) Post-Simulation Structural Analysis
with MSC products
• Linear
• Nonlinear
• Modal

Virtually optimize additively manufactured parts

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