Siemens has announced a new Additive Manufacturing (AM) Process Simulation solution for predicting distortion during 3D printing.
The product is fully integrated into Siemens’ end-to-end Additive Manufacturing solution, which assists manufacturers in designing and printing useful parts at scale.
Building on Siemens’ digital innovation platform and the Simcenter portfolio, the AM Process Simulation solution uses a digital twin to simulate the build process prior to printing, anticipating distortion within the printing process and automatically generating the corrected geometry to compensate for these distortions.
The simulation aims to help constructing a “first time right” print, and necessary for achieving the efficiencies required of a fully industrialized additive manufacturing process.
Christoph Hauck, managing director, MBFZ toolcraft GmbH, said: “Using the Simcenter 3D AM Process Simulation solution at toolcraft will allow us to complete our additive manufacturing workflow. Through real-world testing, we have gained confidence that the Siemens AM Process Simulation solution will assist us in ensuring quality output from our print process.”
Siemens’ new process simulation product is integrated into the Powder Bed Fusion Process chain in the Siemens PLM Software Additive Manufacturing portfolio.
Jan Leuridan, senior vice president for Simulation and Test Solutions at Siemens PLM Software, added: “By using a combination of empirical and computational methods we can increase the accuracy of the simulation process, feeding the digital twin and helping customers better predict their real-world pr int results.
“We have proven this over months of real-world testing with some selected first adopter companies. Providing corrected geometry and closed loop feedback can ultimately allow our customers to get better results from their additive manufacturing processes, helping to achieve that first-time-right print and realize innovation with this technology.”