AdditiveLabRESEARCH 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. With AdditiveLabRESEARCH, users can create their own simulation applications and automated workflows, and distribute them to design teams, manufacturing departments, test labs, and customers.
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
- Melt-pool 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, the 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.
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