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AdditiveLab Simulation integrated into AddUp Manager to optimize metal 3D printing

AddUp, a global metal additive manufacturing OEM, has teamed up with AdditiveLab, to release the latest version of AddUp Manager. This advanced build preparation software for metal 3D printing from AddUp now includes a powerful simulation engine, specifically designed to streamline and optimize the production process on the AddUp FormUp 350 Powder Bed Fusion machine.

The AddUp Manager, known for its comprehensive build preparation capabilities, allows users to fine-tune over 250 variables and parameters, create custom melting strategies, and visualize laser trajectories. The latest release, version 7.6, integrates an intuitive and efficient simulation module, enhancing precision and flexibility for high-quality metal 3D printing.

From AddUp’s perspective, the collaboration was a clear choice. “After testing multiple options, the result from AdditiveLab was superior. Their simulation software was very simple to use and provided an easy way to integrate functionality into AddUp Manager” explained Sebastien Devroe, AddUp’s Chief Technology Officer. “The partnership with AdditiveLab ensures our customers have a seamless and efficient user experience.”

Simulation software is crucial in metal 3D printing for predicting stresses and deformations in the build before printing begins. By anticipating and correcting these issues, manufacturers can significantly reduce errors and increase success rates. The new simulation software integrated into AddUp Manager 7.6 offers a fast, accurate, and user-friendly solution for optimizing scanning strategies and understanding the intricate details of the additive manufacturing process.

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Wheel Bearing Simulation from AddUp Manager 7.6

With a decade of experience, AdditiveLab understands the challenges companies face when adapting AM technology at an industrial level, particularly in optimizing manufacturing success. “We are excited to partner with AddUp because their customers use metal AM for challenging designs at a serial production level. Our software integration will help AddUp customers overcome production challenges, enabling them to manufacture complex designs more efficiently.” said Christian Rossmann, AdditiveLab CEO. “This partnership presented an excellent opportunity to collaborate and make an impact on industrializing metal AM.”

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A Decade of AM Process Simulation - Challenges and Successes
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Additive manufacturing (AM) process simulation has seen significant evolution in the last 10 years and is playing a pivotal role in enhancing the efficiency, accuracy, and cost-effectiveness of 3D printing technologies. Initially, simulations primarily focused on simple geometric models and basic material properties. However, advancements in computational power and simulation algorithms have transformed the landscape. 


Modern simulations now encompass intricate multi-physics and multi-scale models, considering factors like thermal behavior, phase changes, and structural integrity. These simulations aid in predicting complex interactions during the printing process, such as thermal stresses, distortion, microstructure evolution, and material defects. Furthermore, AM process simulation software has become more user-friendly and accessible, allowing engineers and designers to iterate designs efficiently, validate them virtually, and optimize for specific performance criteria. 

In an upcoming webinar scheduled for 19 October, the AdditiveLab team will share insight how AM process simulation has evolved from basic geometric modeling to advanced, comprehensive simulations that simulate the entire printing process and provide valuable insights for optimizing AM parameters and ensuring the successful fabrication of high-quality components. Furthermore, we will outline past and recent software developments, commonly encountered industrial AM simulation challenges and solutions, and provide a glimpse into our most successful industrial, real-world application cases. 

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This webinar is predominantly tailored to AM managers and team leads as well as AM simulation enthusiasts.

 


Join and be a part of this webinar on 19 October, at 11:00 EST (15:00 GMT).

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The AdditiveLab team will be in Frankfurt for the Formnext exhibition. Our team of experts will be showing live demos and would like to have open discussions about your Additive Manufacturing simulation needs.

Messe Frankfurt, 
Frankfurt am Main, Germany 
7-10 November 2023
AdditiveLab: Hall 12.1, Booth A11

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Process Parameter Optimization
25 April 2023 at 16:00 CET

In Additive Manufacturing (AM), Process Parameter Optimization (PPO) is the complex process of finding ideal machine and material parameters for achieving high-quality parts with consistent mechanical properties. Furthermore, PPO helps in reducing production costs and improving productivity. By fine-tuning the process parameters, the manufacturer can reduce the amount of material waste, minimize energy consumption, and shorten production time.

Finite Element (FE) simulation is a powerful tool that can help optimize AM process parameters by allowing manufacturers to simulate and analyze how changes in parameters will affect the final part's properties. By simulating different laser power levels or scan speeds, simulation can predict how the resulting temperatures, melt-pool geometries, thermal velocities, and thermal stresses will affect the part's mechanical properties. This information can then be used to adjust the parameters to optimize the part's performance and optimize production efficiency.

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During the webinar on 25 April, our CEO Christian Rossmann will give an overview about advanced simulation approaches to investigate and optimize process parameters. More specifically, attendees will learn about:

•FE-based melt-pool simulations

•Simulating conductive vs. keyhole mode melting via FE

•Simulation-based process map generation

•The benefits of PPO towards improved AM processes and

optimized designs

 

This webinar is tailored towards experienced:

•Researchers

•Process engineers

•Material scientist

Join this webinar on 25 April, 4 pm CET (7 am PDT, 10 am EDT)

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Join us at Rapid 2023
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The AdditiveLab team will be in Chicago for the Rapid exhibition. Our team of experts will be showing live demos and would like to have open discussions about your Additive Manufacturing simulation needs.

McCormick Place, West Building
Chicago, USA
May 2 - 4, 2023
AdditiveLab Booth: 23
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AdditiveLab Webinar for DED simulation
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  • A brief overview of DED technologies

  • An introduction to creating DED simulation models in AdditiveLab RESEARCH-DED

  • An overview about simulations with the Inherent Strain Method, thermal simulations and coupled thermo-mechanical simulations

  • An introduction to DED scanning-path analysis

Simulation of Directed Energy Deposition(DED) Processes
10 Nov 2022 at 10:00 EDT (14:00 GMT)

AdditiveLab’s CEO, Dr. Christian Rossmann, will present our novel software tool AdditiveLab RESEARCH-DED to simulate and investigate the outcome of metal DED processes. The webinar will include the following topics: 

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Messe Frankfurt, Germany

15-18 November 2022

AdditiveLab Booth: 12.1, D21

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AdditiveLab team is thrilled to showcase you our latest innovative solutions at  the FormNext exhibition this year. Join our team of experts for live demos on PBAM and DED solutions and open discussions on your simulation needs.

AdditiveLab Webinar for simulation experts
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AdditiveLab’s CEO, Dr. Christian Rossmann, will talk about advanced melt-pool simulation features in AdditiveLab RESEARCH and will cover the following topics:

  • Advanced melt-pool simulation features of the AdditiveLab 4.0 version

  • Modeling of melt-pool formation (conductive vs. keyhole mode)

  • Determination of lack of fusion and keyhole porosity

  • Multi-layer scanning path simulations

  • Simulation of novel laser wobbling concepts

  • Automated process parameter optimization

Advanced Additive Manufacturing Scanning Path Simulations
26 Oct 2022 at 10:00 EDT (14:00 GMT)
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Huntington Place, 1 Washington Boulevard,
Detroit, MI 48226, USA 
17-19 May 2022
AdditiveLab Booth: 1747

The AdditiveLab team will be in Detroit for the Rapid exhibition. Our team of experts will be showing live demos and would like to have open discussions on your Additive Manufacturing simulation needs.

Join us at our booth 1747 or book a meeting with us by contacting us.

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Webinar: Scanning-path Simulations - Part 2

Process-induced defects including the Balling phenomenon, Lack-of-fusion porosity and Keyhole porosity are potential challenges users need to overcome to improve the overall quality of their manufacturing processes and parts. Over the last decade, it has been successfully proven that the geometric characteristics of the molten pool can be directly correlated to process-induced defects. Therefore, the more accurately the melt pool shape can be predicted, the better the suitability of various machine parameters can be assessed.

During the webinar on April 27, our CEO Christian Rossmann will give an overview about cutting-edge, meso- and micro-scale simulation approaches to investigate and optimize potential manufacturing outcomes. More specifically, attendees will learn about:

  • FEM-based AM simulations on different length scales

  • Conductive vs. Keyhole mode melting

  • Modeling of advanced melt pool shapes

  • Simulation-based process map generation

  • The benefits of scanning-path simulations toward improved AM processes and
    optimized designs

This webinar is tailored towards experienced:
   - AM Simulation experts
   - AM Material scientists

Join us on April 27, 5 pm CET (8 am PDT, 11 am EDT)

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Leading companies utilizing Metal Additive Manufacturing (AM) have taken control of their processes and are well capable of successfully manufacturing a broad range of products. But what’s next? What if the AM process can even be utilized to intentionally modify material properties and subsequently change the behavior of entire designs?

During the webinar on October 27, our CEO Christian Rossmann will give an overview about cutting-edge, meso- and micro-scale simulation approaches to investigate and optimize potential manufacturing outcomes. More specifically, attendees will learn about:

  • FEM-based AM simulations on different length scales

  • Trends in FEM-based scanning path simulation 

  • Meso-scale modeling approaches and optimization

  • Microstructure simulation, material-properties and material-performance

  • The benefits of scanning-path simulations towards improved AM processes and optimized designs

This webinar is tailored towards experienced:
   - AM Simulation experts
   - AM Material scientists

Join us on October 27, 9 am CET or 5 pm CET

Webinar: Scanning-path Simulations
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AdditiveLab team is thrilled to showcase you our latest innovative solutions at  the FormNext exhibition this year. Join our team of experts for live demos and open discussions on your simulation needs.

Messe Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main, Germany 
16-19 November 2021
Hall 11.0, Booth D11

AdditiveLab Webinar for simulation experts
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AdditiveLab starts 3M Euro IMEC-ICON funded project with project partners Materialise, Esma, Dekimo, IMEC and FlandersMake.

IMEC is one of the world-leading R&D and innovation hubs in nanoelectronics and digital technologies. With over 4000 researchers, imec institute is not only an expert in internal research but also has programs like imec.icon for promoting cooperative research on hardware-, software- and combined hardware/software innovations in industry and academia. 


AdditiveLab is proud to announce the start of our imec.icon research project Vision in the Loop with industrial partners Materialise, Esma, Dekimo and with research partners IMEC and Flanders Make. The Vision in the loop project focuses on product quality assurance for the rapidly growing Metal Additive Manufacturing industry. In this project the partners will perform in-depth research on areas such as optimized machine monitoring systems, enhanced X-ray usage for quality checks, predictive modeling and machine control strategies.

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The AdditiveLab team is excited to start off this 3M euro collaborative project with the partners in the Vision in the Loop project. This project is co-financed by imec and receives financial support from Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship. Our ambition is to bring innovation in Metal AM industry by providing unique micro-scale simulation solutions that solve industrial problems and pave path for Metal AM growth globally.


Find out more about how AdditiveLab can help you predict your Metal AM process better by contacting AdditiveLab team directly via our Contact page.

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Flemish Government awards AdditiveLab funding for extending its Direct Energy Deposition Simulation solution
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The Flemish institute of VLAIO (Agentschap Innoveren & Ondernemen) is an established government organization promoting entrepreneurs in the Belgium Flanders region. The mission of VLAIO is to stimulate and support innovation and entrepreneurship and to contribute to a favorable business-climate in Flanders.


AdditiveLab’s team is honored to announce the trust shown by VLAIO in our advancements in the AM simulation field. More specifically, VLAIO supports AdditiveLab in its 200k€ project to further advance the simulation for Direct Energy Deposition Additive Manufacturing process.


In the coming months, AdditiveLab will be releasing newer versions for our DED simulation software, helping our users predict their processes with high levels of accuracy, consider their customized setup of their DED process better and prevent failures in their production.


Find out more about how AdditiveLab can help you predict your DED process better by contacting AdditiveLab team directly via our Contact page. 

Published 19 December 2019.
 

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AdditiveLab is Formnext Startup Challenge Winner

Formnext is a leading global trade fair event for Additive Manufacturing (AM). Organized in Frankfurt yearly, with more than 600 exhibitors, 26000 visitors of which 49% are international visitors – formnext acts as a hub of information for the AM world. During the fair, the big AM players show evolution in AM field, latest trends, and their innovative solutions to complex problems. In addition to the industrial leaders, Formnext also gives an opportunity to several young, innovative startups to demonstrate their solution’s uniqueness by competing in Formnext’s Startup Challenge.

AdditiveLab team is proud to announce that we are a winner of the renowned Formnext’s Startup Challenge award in 2019. AdditiveLab was selected, by a decorated jury of global key players experienced in AM technology and business growth, for its innovative approach to AM process simulation.  AdditiveLab is a novel software solution for creating customized models for additive manufacturing process 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.

Join our team at our booth in Hall 12.0, B81G, in the Formnext Startup area to watch demos of our solutions, learn about how our team can help you optimize and customize your metal production process simulations.
 

Published 9 September 2019.
 

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