At the TCT Show in Birmingham (UK), Materialise has launched its simulation software for metal 3D printing. In combination with the Materialise Magics 3D Print Suite, this software will bring simulation for additive manufacturing (AM) to the production floor by providing easy-to-manage simulation capabilities at lower price points.
With simulation, operators can predict and analyze the behavior of a part during physical production by creating a virtual prototype, helping optimize their build preparation and reduce the number of costly reprints and fails.
Simulation for 3D printing usually requires the intervention of highly skilled and experienced engineers. The new Materialise simulation module is focused on optimizing the production process without the need for expert knowledge. In combination with Materialise’s data preparation software Magics, it brings high-end simulation capabilities for 3D printing to the production floor, freeing up time of highly skilled engineers.
The combination of Simufact’s simulation expertise with Materialise’s data and build preparation software will allow users to better control the pre-build process within their familiar data preparation environment.