Scalable, Powerful and Customizable AM Simulation
AdditiveLab RESEARCH is a novel software solution for creating customized models for additive manufacturing processes simulation. It enables users to simulate processes on scales ranging from micro-scale (scanning path) up to entire build configurations and helps to understand, predict and optimize manufacturing outcomes. With AdditiveLab, users can create their own simulation applications and automated workflows, and distribute them to design teams, manufacturing departments, test labs and customers.
AdditiveLab RESEARCH is developed by engineers and scientists with extensive experience in simulation and additive manufacturing. It is rigorously validated, extensively documented and scalable to run very fast on multi-core computers. It is the ideal package for R&D teams creating their own simulation IP, performing in depth analysis on AM parts and material properties during the AM process. The IP developed by researchers using AdditiveLab RESEARCH can then be distributed internally to other teams in the organization using AdditiveLab Lite product.
Python API in AdditiveLab RESEARCH
AdditiveLab RESEARCH offers unlimited access to all its features via a Python Scripting Interface. If you are a researcher or a simulation expert, then AdditiveLab's Python API gives the power for automation, optimization, and customization are at your own fingertips.
AdditiveLab’s powerful simulation technology offers advanced simulations for researchers and experts who require deeper analysis and understanding of the models and the production process. Our offering includes:
Thermo-mechanically coupled transient analysis
Scanning pattern analysis
In addition, for experts, unlimited access is offered to all AdditiveLab's features via Python Scripting Interface. Automation, Optimization, and Customization are at your own fingertips using AdditiveLab's Python API.
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.