Siemens AG has introduced simulation for additive manufacturing of metal, built on its Simcenter 3D portfolio, which is fully integrated within NX software with no data translation required.
It uses a digital twin to simulate the build process prior to printing, anticipating distortion and automatically generating the corrected geometry to compensate for those distortions.
According to Siemens, when metal parts are printed, the method used to fuse the layers typically involves heat. As the layers build up, residual heat can cause parts to warp inside the printer. Siemens new process simulation product is integrated into the powder bed fusion process chain in the Siemens PLM Software Additive Manufacturing portfolio.