Simufact Updates Simulation Software for Metal-Based AM

The software's capabilities cover powder bed fusion processes for additive manufacturing of quality parts, according to the company.

Simufact Engineering has released Simufact Additive 2, a new version of its simulation solution for metal-based additive manufacturing. The software’s capabilities cover powder bed fusion processes for additive manufacturing of quality parts, the company reports.

New capabilities include:

  • Calibrating with cantilevers: an optimization algorithm calibrates the inherent strain values. These strain values represent the machine, the material as well as the used process parameters and provide for simulation for complex additive components.
  • Individual positioning of parts in virtual build space provides for the efficient positioning of parts on the base plate and allows for iteration to optimize the build-up orientation.
  • Support of orthotropic material properties enables a more realistic representation of support structures stiffness.
  • Optimization of the additive process chain.
  • Densification of components can be simulated.  This process reduces porosity and provides longer life to products.
  • Comparison with physical testing enables comparison of simulated parts with the target design or 3D measurement data as a reference.
For more information, visit Simufact.

Sources: Press materials received from the company.

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