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Ansys Additive Manufacturing Solutions
3D Metal Printing Simulation Software



Gain insights through automated workflows to eliminate the risk of distorted or out of tolerance parts, and ensure high quality components.

Additive Simulation


What's New

Ansys 2023 R1 continues expanding toolsets for Additive Manufacturing users, streamlining design, simulation, and manufacturing workflows. Adding new wizards for distortion compensation and scan pattern-based calibration automates the simulation setup process, reducing the need for lengthy manual setup.

Automated optimization for the first-time-right printing

An enhanced and automated Distortion Compensation wizard within Ansys Mechanical reduces setup time by 50% by eliminating time-consuming manual processes for optimized geometry to print for metal AM. An optimized loop removes the need to run iterations manually by enabling users to set tolerance ranges, allowing the algorithm to provide an optimized geometry.

Increased fidelity

Boost the fidelity of simulations by simulating the exact laser paths used for Laser Powderbed Fusion (LPBF) by integrating the Build File Reader into Mechanical. Loading the identical scan paths enhances print success and process understanding by removing the need to ignore the anisotropic deformation of a part or estimate a generic laser path.

Simplification of the calibration process

Using the new Scan Pattern-based Calibration Wizard in Mechanical simplifies the calibration process for anisotropic simulation. Leverage the increased fidelity with Scan Pattern and Build File-based simulations without increasing the manual effort to establish valid calibration criteria.

Ansys Additive 2023 R1

Additive Processes

Additive Products


Ansys Additive Solutions, a comprehensive and scalable software solution, enables minimized risk while ensuring high-quality, certifiable parts.

  • Design for AM (DfAM)
  • Build setup
  • Process simulation
  • Material analysis
  • Data acquisition and management
  • Part qualification
  • STL file repair and geometry manipulation
  • Part nesting and support generation
  • Orientation guidance and wizards
  • Metal AM process simulations
  • Distortion compensation
  • Build failure prediction
  • Traceability and full control of AM data
  • Consolidate, control and share AM data across organization
  • Design validation
  • Structural and thermal analysis
  • Document control and certification


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Additive Simulation 101 – Back to Basics

Imagine 3D printing a part and hearing ‘oops’ from your operator or engineer.  What’s the first thing that goes through your mind?...How much is this going to cost us?  Whether you’re producing parts out of plastic, resin, or metal, the cost fluctuates, especially with metal additive printing.  

Level Up 3.0

Ansys 2022 R2 Updates for Additive

Ansys 2022 R2 continues to expand toolsets for Additive Manufacturing Users, streamlining your workflows between design, simulation, and manufacturing. Learn about the improvements in 2022 R2, along with five (5) focused sessions on Advanced Manufacturing at Level Up 3.0.

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