AddUp, a leader in industrial solutions for additive manufacturing, and ESI Group, a leader and pioneer of virtual prototyping solutions based on material physics, have announced the forthcoming availability of Distortion Simulation AddOn. This module will enhance the range of functionalities of the AddUp Manager™ software for the definition and production tracking of parts in additive manufacturing.
Controlling manufacturing processes
The optimization of process parameters is a crucial stage in the additive manufacturing process and a driver of competitive differentiation. Therefore manufacturers, according to their specific applications, must be able to focus available machine times either on production or on process optimization.
Traditionally, production validation has meant primarily producing parts, then assessing their conformity. Simulation tools are too often limited to expert users. As such, introducing such a tool required multiple feedback loops between different functions. It created discontinuity over the digital chain. Distortion Simulation AddOn integrates simulation directly in the preparatory stages of additive manufacturing. That is how it brings continuity to the production process. The AddUp Manager user interface is intuitive and stable. It also offers the ideal working environment for defining simulation parameters. Staff not experts in this field can finally define simulation parameters thanks to this module.
Find more information on our official press release.