DRD Technology offers the ANSYS best-in-class unique simulation workflow for additive manufacturing (AM). With the fast adoption of 3D metal printing, AM is no longer simply a rapid prototyping method of plastic parts. Production components are routinely 3D printed and ANSYS can simulate the process by which they are printed and the resulting component strength. 

Additive manufacturing (3D printing) is a technology that produces three-dimensional parts layer by layer from a variety of materials.  Metal AM offers a number of benefits over traditional manufacturing, including:

  • Creating parts and structures that are impossible to manufacture with traditional methods.

  • A single AM-generated part can replace an entire multi-part assembly. Also, additive manufacturing can offer better part quality and performance, and more economical material usage.

  • Creating opportunity for re-manufacturing, deposition processes enable new functionality to be built on top of existing parts.

The ANSYS AM software tools will help you:

  • Simulate the printing process.

  • Gain a better understanding of your printed materials.

  • Conduct design validation.

  • Design for additive manufacturing with topology optimization.

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