AdditiveLab LITE 
Simple, fast and affordable AM Simulation. 
  • Ideal solution for designers and for AM machine data preparation engineers

  • Predict distortions, stresses, strains and temperatures

  • Optimize parts and supports via simulation

  • Automatically compensate for distortions

  • Intuitive workflow with a few clicks to get results

  • Accessible in full mode or small docking mode

  • AdditiveLab LITE is available at a license price of 1900 euro/annum

AM Deformation Simulation, Additive Manufacturing Deformation.
Predict Metal AM deformations.

During the metal AM process, material is being heated and solidified  rapidly. This causes the material to expand and contract very locally and to leave residual stresses in part and support structures. These residual stresses cause localized and global distortions, leading to deformed designs and even to rupture and delamination of the support structure.

AdditiveLab’s powerful mechanical analysis utilizes a state-of-the-art multi-scale simulation approach to predict  residual stresses and distortions in a layer-by-layer fashion. This empowers the users to identify and address problematic regions which compromise the manufacturing process and the end-quality of the manufactured part.

Simulation of Thermal Histories.

The heating of each individual layer during the AM process continuously elevates temperatures in the part and the support structure. Heat must be transferred properly into the building plate to avoid overheating.

AdditiveLab’s multi-volume thermal analysis simulates thermal histories enabling the users to locate and adjust regions that suffer from heat removal to avoid overheating and eventual dross formation.

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AdditiveLab LITE Simulation Workflow. 
  • Import geometry files (usually a main design and its support structures) into the AdditiveLab application.

  • Create a hexahedral simulation mesh and select material for the simulation from the library.

  • Start the analysis and the simulation process begins to run in the background.

  • Upon completion of the simulation, the results will be automatically loaded into the AdditiveLab application and displayed.

  • With the visual feedback about critical regions (=regions with large deformations, localized stress concentrations or accumulated temperatures), the user can apply proper changes to address critical regions.

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