Simulation for additive manufacturing is a valuable step in the production of 3D printed parts. Engineers and 3D printing specialists work closely with designers to fully understand the perfect part orientation and support structure design, in order to reduce the number of iterations and tests during construction.
Through our part and process simulation service, we help our customers save time and costs: We identify and eliminate weaknesses ahead of production, thus reducing the risk of part failure. Our experts identify areas vulnerable to warping, delamination, and excessive deformation by leveraging a diverse set of detailed material models.
Through our virtual engineering service, we are able to increase your success rate by predicting the thermo-mechanical behaviour of the materials during printing.
The challenge of mechanical material modelling is to find and describe the correlation between stress and strain. While in linear material models the stress is directly proportional to the strain, under real-world operating parameters the correlation is different. Materials usually show nonlinear behaviour and respond differently according to temperature variations, strain rates, load vectors, and load types.
We help our customers harness their components’ highest potential by developing non-linear material models for our AM materials and numerically optimizing the build orientation.