Introduction to ANSYS Additive Print


This course is designed to provide the knowledge about ANSYS Additive Print product. Working with this ANSYS product will help you to reduce hours spent on searching the optimized print workflow for part creation. This is a standalone solution.

The course focuses on the simulation aspect of the Additive Print. It is strongly advised to see this course as a part of a more general development of your expertise in the Additive Print process. The hands-on time and experience with the print machines should complete your knowledge in this domain.

In this course, you will learn how to use this ANSYS solution. The lectures cover a general presentation of the Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) process. You”ll learn how to setup an additive print analysis and review results. Finally, the calibration process will also be presented.

Learning Outcome

On completion of this training course, you will be able to:


  • Understand the DMLS Process

  • Be familiar with the Calibration Process

  • Solve advanced Thermal Analysis

  • Predict distortion

  • Differentiate the Strain Mode Options

  • Know how to generate the Geometry-based Support 

  • Chose the parts Build position

  • Chose the Scan Pattern

  • Visualize and evaluate the print results



  • A technical education and a background in the fundamentals of finite element analysis are recommended

Target Audience: Engineers, Designers and Machine operators working with metal printing machines.

Teaching Method: Lectures and computer practical sessions to validate acquired knowledge. A training certificate is provided to all attendees who complete the course.

Learning Options: Training materials for this course are available with a ANSYS Learning Hub Subscription. If there is no active public schedule available, private training can be arranged. Please contact us.

Introduction to ANSYS Additive Print 





Topics Covered :

  • DMLS Process
  • Calibration Process
  • Detailed Thermal Analysis
  • Distortion / Residual Stress / Failure Prediction
  • Automatically Compensate Geometry for Distortion
  • Different Strain Mode Options
  • Geometry-based Support Generation
  • Parts Build position
  • Simulation of the Scan Pattern
  • Optimized Process Parameters
  • Results Visualization
  • Evaluation of the Print Results

Agenda :

This is a 1 day classroom course covering both lectures and workshops. For virtual training, this course is covered over 2 x 2 hour sessions, lectures only.

  • Virtual Classroom Session 1 / Live Classroom Day 1
    • Module 1: DMLS Introduction. Why Additive Print?  
    • Module 2: Introduction to Additive Print along with different Strain Modes
    • Workshop 2.1: Additive Print Analysis of a Rectangular Block
    • Module 3: Introduction to Results Visualization
    • Workshop 3.1: Postprocessing of Rectangular Block and Analysis with Optimized Supports
  • Virtual Classroom Session 1 / Live Classroom Day 2
    • Module 4: Calibration and Validation
    • Workshop 4.1: Calibration Build Setup and Analysis
    • Module 5: Evaluation of Results
    • Workshop 5.1: Results Evaluation on a Round Bar
    • Workshop 5.2: Multiple Orientations Postprocessing
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