Ansys Additive Print 
Predict Stress & Distortion in the AM Process 


Save Time and Build Accurate Parts With Ansys Additive Print

Build parts right the first time with Additive Print. Users can check for distortion, stress and strain regions, predict blade crash and export to Ansys Workbench Additive for advanced post processing analysis. Different level of simulation fidelity allows users to go from quick estimation to detailed thermal analysis.

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    Predict Distortions
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    Predict Stress and Thermal Strains
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    Auto Distortion Compensation
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    Predict Blade Crash

Quick Specs

Eliminate the guesswork with Ansys Additive Print. Get insight into how parts will behave during a build and takes corrective steps to get the parts right the first time.

  • Import STL from any Software
  • Read Machine Build Files
  • Simulate Thin-Walled Structures
  • Predict Distortion During Builds
  • Automatic Distortion
  • Predict Residual Stresses
  • Predict Potential Blade Crash
  • Layer-by-Layer Visualization
  • Perform Thermal Analysis
  • Transfer Files to Workbench
  • Material Tuning Wizards

Predict Distortions Rapidly with Additive Print

Reduce the need for trial and error experimental iterations with distortion compensation


Designers using Ansys Additive Print can predict how design modifications affect part accuracy. Modifications can be done with the Ansys Additive Print distortion compensation tool.

Most parts produced using metal laser, powder bed additive manufacturing experience distortion. Even the intuition of experienced users often is not enough to understand how a complex part will distort during the build process. When distortion is understood, designers are still faced with the problem of correcting it. Ansys Additive Print provides a solution to distortion problems by providing a compensated geometry that can be used during fabrication to produce an accurate part.

This Tech Brief describes the process that Croft Filters (Warrington, UK) went through using Ansys Additive Print to correct a “bulge” distortion problem to enable production of an accurate part.

Additive Print Case Studies


Eliminate the Guesswork in Metal Additive Manufacturing Workflows

Additive Print helps users eliminate guesswork and hours of wasted time in metal Additive Manufacturing workflows. The easy-to-use yet powerful standalone solution is essential for operators and designers looking to save time and build quality parts.

Additive Print uploads supports generated by other software tools with additional materials (Al357, AlSI10Mg and more) available for high-fidelity thermal simulations.

The latest enhancements include the ability to read build files from machine manufacturers (EOS, SLM) and wizards for transferring results to Ansys Workbench Additive.



Key Features

Build parts right the first time with Additive Print, enabling you to:

  • Predict Distortion
  • Predict Stress
  • Auto Distortion Compensation
  • Predict Thermal Strain
  • Auto Generate Supports

Distortion prediction provides visual insight into how parts will distort during a build. Evaluate your assumptions and enable the successful selection of part orientations and support strategies with Additive Print’s distortion capabilities.


 With a graphical visualization of layer-by-layer stress accumulation, predict trends, final residual stress and more throughout your build. Utilizing color maps, Additive Print will predict potential blade crash locations.

Build parts in a single iteration with automatic generation of distortion-compensated STL files.

Additive Print empowers users to predict thermal strain, anisotropic effects and calculate strain patterns.

Additive Print enables you to auto generate supports, helping you predict maximum residual stresses that supports must withstand. Supports are generated using an algorithm that varies the support density for carrying maximum residual stresses.  Users are also provided with resulting support structure in an STL file format.



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