MSC Software

Newport Beach,  CA 
United States
  • Booth: 2251

MSC Software develops simulation software technology that enables engineers to validate and optimize their designs using virtual prototypes. Customers in almost every part of manufacturing use our software to complement, and in some cases even replace the physical prototype “build and test” process that has traditionally been used in product design.


  • Simufact Additive
    Simufact Additive is a powerful simulation environment for getting "right the first time" optimization of powder bed additive manufacturing processes for metals....

  • Simufact Additive allows accurate prediction of the distortion and residual stresses in the printed part and provides the needed guidance for design and manufacturing process modifications to ensure that a quality part is manufactured from the very first time. Simulation with Simufact Additive enables uers to optimize the 3D printing process to reduce time and material waste. 

    Simufact Additive allows you to: 

    Quickly analyze your entire AM process

    • Rotate and position a part
    • Study support structure placement to minimize sag and eliminate collapse
    • CAD to Finite Element Model - Easily transform Digital Geometry to Finite Element Mesh that captures the geometric requirement. Supported formats include:
      • STL, Parasolid, CATIA, STEP, and other conventional CAD formats

    Quickly and accurately simulate and optimize parts

    • Study the deviation from desired shape
    • Compute residual stresses at each stage of the AM process
    • Calibrate manufacturing strains
    • Prediction of optimal initial pre-distorted shape

    Optimize post-manufacturing processes

    • Detachment from baseplate
    • Influences of heat treatments to remove residual stresses
    • Mechanical influence of hot isostatic pressing (HIP)

    Manufacturing Processes Addressed with Simufact Additive

    • Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)
    • Selective Laser Melting (SLM)
    • Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS)
    • Electron Beam Melting (EBM)
  • MaterialCenter
    MaterialCenter is a Materials Lifecycle Management System designed to provide full traceability of materials across their lifecycle; including manufacturing process, test data and design allowable computation using integrated processes....

  • MaterialCenter supports Additive Manufacturing (AM) by capturing all AM process parameters; including machine, material, build, part, process and post-process information. Additionally, MaterialCenter captures the associated test data from builds, such as part information, test specification and mechanical properties. With the ability to integrate traceable processes, MaterialCenter reduces steps in data analysis, provides the ability to run processes in batch and can automatically validate build, test and design information.

    As part of process integration, MaterialCenter allows direct integration of tools to virtually simulate build environments, allowing a virtual to physical comparison of Additive Manufacturing processes.

    MaterialCenter provides a flexible schema that is extensible and able to support a broad base of AM processes, including Directed Electron Beam Deposition, Direct Laser Deposition, Powder Bed Fusion and Fused Deposition Modeling. MaterialCenter’s AM schema is designed to enable the storage of all machine parameters with corresponding material properties.

    MaterialCenter allows users to quickly search across thousands of material coupon batches in order to find desired optimal material properties. Users can leverage comparison tools, such as material compare and cross plot, in order to optimize machine parameters to produce consistent and reliable components.

    These features provide the ability for an AM program to bring consistency to an AM process in order to provide consistent reliable parts by optimizing the manufacturing parameters. Virtual to Physical build comparisons reduce the trial and error approach to setting up a build process. Capturing every build ensure a robust knowledge base for statistical correlation process parameters to part performance and track machine variation over time.

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