Industrial-scale additive manufacturing is a growing trend with the potential to revolutionize many industries, but it needs to be reliable, predictable, and cost-effective.
3DEXPERIENCE ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING tools provide easy-to-use machine programming workflows that optimize material usage, improve part quality, and speed up the printing process. Users can save and reuse process standards that ensure consistency and quality across the company.
“We chose a
EXPERIENCE Works Simulation solution because it’s cloud-based, which supports our remotely located engineering organization, works seamlessly with SOLIDWORKS design data, and incorporates the Abaqus Explicit solver, which is best suited for the types of simulation studies that we need to conduct on our parts, which can involve hyperelasticity, creep, fatigue, and contact.”
– Thomas Morgan
A virtual manufacturing environment allows programmers to predict the quality of the printed parts and the printing process before commiting real-world resources.
Validate material choices and laser parameters; ensure laser paths respect the physical layout of machines, accessories, and tooling; simulate print distortions and generate compensating geometry.
With these capabilities, companies can avoid unexpected and costly production delays.
3D EXPERIENCE additive programming solutions provide the tools to achieve faster prints with less waste. A wide range of material deposition operations and strategies minimize non-value-added motion. Advanced 3D nesting capabilities ensure optimal use of powder bed space with fewer supports.
When combined with a "digital validation first" approach to 3D printing, companies can save tremendous amounts of time and money.
Users can define and store machining processes as dedicated templates, and keep them in catalogs for future use.
By automating, standardizing, and reusing company intellectual property, gains to productivity and machining-work standardization become significant.
The 3D EXPERIENCE Platform provides native associativity between machining programs and engineering and manufacturing data.
Companies can better manage concurrent engineering and manufacturing, shorten the design-to-manufacturing cycle, rapidly program for design changes and variations, and respond effectively to engineering or manufacturing changes.
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