Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene is a thermoplastic polymer commonly used in 3D printing applications, especially for prototypes due to its relatively low cost, stiffness and impact resistance.
Making the Case for Simulation of Additive Manufacturing
The cost of running an additive manufacturing metal 3D printer, on average, is estimated to be around $100 per hour, and a single build can take upwards of 20 hours—or closer to 80 hours for highly complex parts. That's $2,000 to $8,000 wasted every time a part fails and has to be reprinted. Rather than learning from expensive trial-and-error processes, simulation, and specifically simulation of additive manufacturing processes, is a much more efficient and cost effective way to optimize use of metal AM technology.
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