Case Study: Design for Metal Additive Manufacturing – Part 3: Print Parameter Predictions
The aim of this case study (third and final part of a case study series) is to simulate the print process to explore the AM-induced stresses and distortions, in order to identify any potential issues that can lead to part failure or decide on post-processing requirements (e.g., heat treatment), prior to the physical printing of the part. For this, the Additive Print tool will be utilized which is available in the Ansys Additive software. The first part of this case study focuses on materials selection and process parameter optimization and can be found via this link here. The second part of this case study series focuses on topology optimization and build prep and can be found here.
- Ability to use Ansys Additive Suite to simulate the print process to explore the AM-induced stresses and distortions
- Ability of identifying any potential issues that can lead to part failure
Applicable Courses for Use
Additive Manufacturing, 3D printing, digital manufacturing, manufacturing process
- Case study report
- Simulation files