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.
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.