Benefits Of 3D Printing Simulation Software 

Have you ever wondered how to minimize common risks such as print failure, ineffective support placement, etc. in the metal 3D printing process? 

Metal 3D printing is a process that requires a deep understanding of the design and manufacturing process. When 3D printing, metal parts can have poor mechanical properties due to porosity or deform due to residual stress. This can result in the part needing to be reprinted multiple times to get the perfect version. 

To be able to overcome all existing problems, simulation software is the key to answer the question.

Simulation Software Will Provide

⚡ Higher chance of success: Simulation software can help avoid defective prints by evaluating a part's design and performance. 

⚡ Better understanding of the additive manufacturing process: With 3D printing process simulation, printer operations engineers can understand key variables such as printing direction, laser power and speed, location of support structures support structures. 

⚡ Production optimization: Simulation reduces the probability of part deformation, thus increasing the speed of production and post-processing after printing. 

⚡ Reduce costs: Part simulation can reduce the total cost of additive manufacturing by minimizing material waste due to printing errors.

With the above advantages, it can be seen that simulation software will help the additive manufacturing process take place more effectively and smoothly. Today there are many simulation software available, especially in the field of 3D printing. This article will introduce to readers the 5 most popular simulation software today for beginners and experienced users.

I. Hexagon's Simufact

The Simufact software solution is a product developed by Hexagon (a world leader in digital reality solutions, combining sensors, software and automation technology) that enables the simulation of a wide range of forming and welding processes as well as metal 3D printing processes to optimize production processes, reduce costs and research time.



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Simufact software solutions are divided into three product lines developed according to the specific requirements of each individual process: Simufact Forming, Simufact Welding and Simufact Additive.