Park City,  UT 
United States
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3DSIM is advancing AM through simulation by providing a comprehensive suite of metal AM simulation tools for production and research organizations.  3DSIM users are experiencing major reductions of failed builds and trial-and-error iterations through the use of rapid predictions and easy-to-use products. 3DSIM’s industry-leading solutions go beyond the inherent strain used by others to include a full-physics-based thermal solver to provide deeper insight and solutions for your challenges.

 Press Releases

  • 22 May, 2017: Pittsburgh, USA:  3DSIM, LLC, a software company providing Additive Manufacturing (AM) simulation products and services, was one of four finalists for the prestigious RAPID + TCT Exhibitor Innovation Award for the second consecutive year!  The RAPID + TCT Innovation Award recognizes the most innovative new products or services exhibited at RAPID + TCT that are judged to have the greatest potential impact on the industry. This year 3DSIM presented its latest product, exaSIM™ – an easy-to-use, cloud-based simulation tool designed to give users rapid, predictive insight into metal powder bed fusion processes.
    “We are grateful to RAPID + TCT for recognizing the impact 3DSIM’s exaSIM software tools can have on the AM industry,” said Dr. Stucker, CEO  and a Co-founder of 3DSIM, LLC. “Our exaSIM software has the potential to dramatically reduce the costs involved in metal AM by reducing build failures, providing Design for AM feedback, and helping operators understand how best to set up their builds.” 
    exaSIM is a physics-based AM process simulation tool.  Part distortion and residual stress accumulation due to the layer-by-layer addition of materials in AM is predicted and output to the user.  exaSIM also provides an ability to generate supports based upon residual stress accumulation patterns, conduct trend analyses, and determine optimum part orientations prior to a build, rather than iterating experimentally.  exaSIM considerably reduces the time, costs, and risks associated with AM production. 
    3DSIM is a rapidly growing company based in Park City, Utah, USA. Focused on creating software tools that enable physics-based predictions of the outcomes of additive manufacturing processes before building a part, 3DSIM’s vision is to move the additive manufacturing industry from empirically-driven to simulation-driven innovation.  3DSIM’s simulation tools help machine users, part designers, researchers, machine manufacturers and material providers dramatically increase their rate of innovation, thus enabling rapid qualification of additively manufactured parts and components.

    Learn more about 3DSIM at learn.3dsim.com


  • exaSIM™
    exaSIM™ Beta is an Additive Manufacturing (AM) simulation tool that provides rapid insight into residual stress, distortion predictions, and informed support generation; reducing trial and error iterations and accelerating production....

  • exaSIM™ utilizes advanced solvers to predict residual stress and distortion during metal AM production. A user supplied STL file or build file is automatically meshed and used to predict stress and strain evolution. Maximum stress components are stored and used for support generation. Users can download distortion and stress predictions along with a suggested support structure.

    exaSIM™ offers three operational modes: 1) Uniform Assumed Strain, 2) Scan Pattern Dependent Strain, and 3) Thermal Strain. Uniform Assumed Strain provides the fastest approximation using an isotropic strain assumption. Scan Pattern Dependent Strain offers a higher fidelity solution by considering local scan pattern based anisotropy.  Those who need a more informed answer can perform a thermal strain analysis to consider the complete thermal history, scan vector-by-scan vector and layer-by-layer. All exaSIM products are available in a secure Cloud environment. GovCloud is available for ITAR-sensitive industries.

 Additional Info

MMI: Take this opportunity to tell us how you support the use of additive manufacturing in medicine.
3DSIM provides predictive simulation tools that help medical professionals understand how their metal AM designs will react to the AM process before physically building the part; drastically improving the probability of first pass success, which is critical in time sensitive implant situations. Users can also improve efficiency in developing new materials and improving manufacturing of AM components through simulation. Confidence rises with knowledge and 3DSIM provides that necessary insight!