Additive Industries and 3DSIM have recently declared that Additive Industries is the first metal additive manufacturing systems OEM to sign 3DSIM’s machine manufacturer partnership agreement at the Annual Additive Manufacturing Users Group Conference in St. Louis, Missouri. Additive Industries will integrate 3DSIM’s exaSIM and FLEX tools into its Additive World Platform, which supports the end-to-end 3D printing workflow. By implementing an exact representation of the MetalFAB1 system in 3DSIM tools, users of this first industrial additive manufacturing system will be able to simulate and optimize builds before actually printing them. This will increase both the predictability and yield of the process. Furthermore, it allows for a drastic reduction of the time needed for process qualification and accelerated innovation by eliminating much of the time-consuming, costly trial-and-error involved in metal additive manufacturing.
“We believe 3DSIM’s physics-based software tools will revolutionize the way future products are designed, produced and qualified. By seamlessly enabling our customers to manage parts and builds in the Additive World platform, simulate production in 3DSIM’s software and finally producing that build on a MetalFAB1 machine, we are creating the tools needed for a truly integrated and predictable metal additive manufacturing process,” said Brent Stucker, CEO of 3DSIM.