Predict metal AM deformations
During the metal AM process, material is being heated and solidified rapidly. This causes the material to expand and contract very locally and to leave residual stresses in part and support structures. These residual stresses cause localized and global distortions, leading to deformed designs and even to rupture and delamination of the support structure.
Our engineers utilize state-of-the-art multi-scale simulation approaches via AdditiveLab software to predict residual stresses and distortions in a layer-by-layer fashion. This empowers the identification of problematic regions which could compromise the manufacturing process and the end-quality of the manufactured part.