Continuous fiber 3D printing introduces a paradigm shift in the way thermoplastic composite parts are designed and built. 9T Labs’ fibrify software, based on Ansys SpaceClaim, enables engineers to design parts with optimal fiber angles. Fibrify also controls the 3D printing hardware in real time. The software can now feed Ansys finite element simulations to seamlessly evaluate 3D printed composite designs. The data transfer is enabled through an interface between fibrify and Ansys Composite PrepPost (ACP) HDF5, so the entire CAE chain from design to finite element simulation to manufacturing is closed, eliminating the need to interpret design data. In this webinar, we discuss the workflow from fibrify to Ansys ACP to optimize component behavior and production costs.