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 Laser Beam Melting processes (LBM, SLM, DMLS, Metal 3D Printing). Driven by current requirements and challenges of industrial additive manufacturing, the software suite Amphyon aims to significantly reduce pre-processing costs and take metal AM to the next level of automation.
"After taking a thorough look at all currently accessible simulation solutions for DMLS we intend to further intensify our relationship with the Additive Works team, who has convinced us both with their technical expertise and their clear focus on adding tangible value for users of our technology."
Business Development Software
"I am really impressed with Amphyon's innovative approach in providing an intuitive and practical solution that can benefit a wide range of industrial users involved with designing and 3D-printing metallic parts with high levels of geometric complexity."
Subir Roy, Ph.D.
Senior Technical Director, Manufacturing Solutions
"The Additive Works software package enables the AM community to predict the quality of AM-manufactured parts by an easy2use simulation tool, which provides reasonable simulation results within a finite period of time."
SLM Solutions Software GmbH
The ASAP-Principle describes four ideal steps on the way to a stable, efficient and reliable process chain: Assessment, Simulation, Adaption and the Process itself. By examining all possible build-up orientations with respect to economical and physical aspects of the process on the Assessment stage, both, limitations of the design and optimal orientations can be calculated. The integration of simulation based, automatic generation of optimized support structures and fast process simulation tools into the pre-processing chain on the Simulation stage ensures geometric accuracy and increases process stability while tremendously reducing the costs of process preparation. Finally, on the Adaption stage, process parameters should be controlled with respect to thermal and mechanical aspects via hatch re-orientation and parameter adaption. After going through these steps of pre-processing, on the last stage the first-time-right process itself concludes the ASAP-Principle.
Assess build time, material use, accessibility, post processing efforts 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.
Build your part first-time-right.