AM simulation software

Additive manufacturing simulation software helps minimize the risk of part failure by predicting the outcome of a given print job and helping users compensate for distortion and shrinkage.

To do this, the software computes user-defined variables like part shape, material type, and printing speed, and provides features like stress analysis, distortion prediction, and blade interference prevention.

A major part of AM simulation software, most of which is designed for metal AM users, is analyzing how temperature will be distributed during printing since uneven heat distribution is a regular cause of deformation.

Source: Desktop Metal