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A Decade of AM Process Simulation - Challenges and Successes

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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