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Simufact Additive

A Simulation Tool for Distortion Prediction in Powder Bed Additive Manufacturing

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Simufact Additive is a powerful simulation environment for "right the first time" optimization of powder bed additive manufacturing processes (SLS, SLM,LBM, DMLS , EBM)

Simufact Additive predicts the distortion and residual stresses in the part and guides the production engineer in how to compensate to ensure a quality part the first time. Process control variables may be selected to optimize the 3-D printing process to reduce time and waste.

Simufact Additive can be used to explore the process space, including examining the influence of:

  • Material selection
  • Power vs. speed
  • Powder characteristics
  • Build path / hatching pattern
  • Support / Internal structures

 Simufact Additive simulates the total process including:

  • Powder Bed Fusion Processes
  • Heat Treatment
  • Pressurization
  • Detaching Part
  • Removal of support structure
  • HIP-process (hot isostatic pressing) prediction of distortion, residual stress and material densification

Simufact Additive uses efficient computational methods to predict:

  • Shrinkage
  • Warpage of the component
  • Residual Stresses
  • Optimal location of part
  • Support Structure
  • Calculate the deformation of the base plate (Available with version 3)
  • Prediction of the influence of several components in the build space (Available with version 3)
  • Run the simulation in Windows and Linux environment (Available with version 3)

Simufact Additive helps you to build the part first time right.

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