Additive Works provides software solutions aiming at a „first-time-right“ additive manufacturing process by integrating new analysis and simulation tools into the process chain of powder bed based Laser Beam Melting processes (LBM, SLM, DMLS, Metal 3D Printing). Driven by current requirements and problems of industrial additive manufacturing, the software suite Amphyon was developed. It incorporates and guides the user through an innovative pre-processing approach:
The ASAP-Principle contains four steps on the way to a stable, efficient and reliable process chain: Assessment, Simulation, Adaption and the Process itself. By assessing of all possible build orientations with respect to economical and physical aspects of the process, both, limitations of the design and optimal orientations can be calculated. The direct integration of fast simulation tools into this new preprocessing chain ensures geometric accuracy and increases process stability. Finally, fast analysis algorithms are provided to improve the process control with respect to thermal and mechanical aspects via hatch re-orientation and parameter adaption. Our software Amphyon implements all necessary tools for this procedure and is optimized for regular workstation hardware.
Check build time, material use, accessibility, post processing efforts of all regions and distortion sensitivity for all build-up orientations of your 3D model.
Automatically perform a fast calculation of residual stress and distortions of your component on regular workstation hardware.
Adapt scanpower/-rate and scan-vector alignment based on local geometry and optimize the thermal input and strain accumulation according to cutting edge scientific knowledge.