Additive Manufacturing Researcher (MDA)

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NEW (post GA) Provide advanced process simulation capability for Additive Manufacturing.
Additive Manufacturing Researcher allows the user to conduct a physically realistic process-based simulation of a part to be manufactured by 3D printing. The SIMULIA Additive Manufacturing Scenario app leverages information such as machine information, build environment, geometric support structures, slicing thickness and laser scan path data generated using the DELMIA Powderbed Fabrication app during the simulation. Realistic thermo-mechanical properties of materials are used which capture the phase transformation of materials during the printing process. In addition, accurate cooling and radiation between the different layers are captured by using the evolving free surface definitions to define convection and radiation properties. This leads to accurate prediction of part distortion. With the CATIA Virtual to Real Shape Morph app, the effects of this distortion on the original geometry can be corrected to provide a final part very close to the design intent. In-service loading of as-printed parts including residual stress history can be conducted to validate load capacity, flexibility, and service life. Additive Manufacturing Researcher is fully integrated with the CATIA Functional Generative Design app and the DELMIA Powder Bed Fabrication app to provide an end-to-end solution to additive manufacturing part design. To provide full functionality for additive manufacturing as a base role, Additive Manufacturing Researcher includes all of the values (all the apps) from Mechanical Analyst (SMU) for structural simulation. See the Business Fact Sheet document for this role for more details. There are no role options available as extensions for the Additive Manufacturing Researcher role. Additive Manufacturing Researcher benefits from Simulation Data Science capabilities enabling all simulation activities, models, and results to be linked, traced, managed, updated, published, re-used, and analyzed with ease by all impacted users. Additive Manufacturing Researcher (MDA) includes embedded compute licensing allowing routine execution of one concurrent simulation job on up to 16 cores authored or launched from the Additive Manufacturing Scenario app. Embedded compute is inseparable from its associated role. Access to embedded compute follows the same Named User or Concurrent license model as the role it is associated with. On Premise Role: Optional Simulation Tokens (SET) provide additional licensing allowing execution of more than one concurrent simulation job and/or execution on more than 16 cores from the Additive Manufacturing Scenario app. Simulation Tokens (SET) are required to author and launch simulation jobs from the Mechanical Scenario app. On Cloud Role: Optional Compute Token Packs (SVT-OC) provide additional licensing allowing execution of more than one concurrent simulation job and/or execution on more than 16 cores from the Additive Manufacturing Scenario app. Compute Token Packs are required to author and launch On Cloud simulation jobs from the Mechanical Scenario app. Optional Compute Credit Packs (CCR-OC) provide additional licensing allowing execution when demand exceeds routine or available sustained execution capacity Compute Credit Packs (CCR-OC) are required to provide access to IT services needed for On Cloud computation

Highlights

  • Physically realistic simulation of 3D printing of parts including laser scan paths, material deposition and solidification, thermal distortion and residual stress, and support structures.
  • Allows powder bed, polymer extrusion, and direct energy deposition (plus user defined) manufacturing process simulation
  • Offers a high level of automation and guidance to allow the user to easily setup complex simulations
  • Provides an easy to use experience on top of the sophisticated technology of the Abaqus solver while allowing customization for more advanced users.
  • A guided user assistance panel provides a step-by-step workflow to set up a simulation.
  • Uses part build information, automatically set build times and populate supports for some features

User values

  • Increase dimensional accuracy
  • Minimize print time and material usage
  • Eliminate unnecessary and costly physical test prints

This commercial role is part of the following academic role

  Trigram Name
UXU Advanced Simulation