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Introduction to
Ansys Additive Print

Course Overview

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 will learn how to setup an additive print analysis and review results. Finally, the calibration process will also be presented.


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

Teaching Method

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

Learning Outcome

Following 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
  • Import build files from Ansys Additive Prep

 Available Dates

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.


This is a 2 day classroom course covering both lectures and workshops. For virtual training, this course is covered over 3 x 2 hour sessions, lectures only.

Virtual Classroom Session 1

  • Module 01: Introduction to Additive Manufacturing Process

Virtual Classroom Session 2

  • Module 02: Introduction to Additive Print
  • Workshop 02.1: Additive Print Analysis of a Rectangular Block
  • Module 03: Introduction to Post Processing Tools
  • Workshop 03.1:  Rectangular Block Optimized Support

Virtual Classroom Session 3

  • Module 04: Calibration and Validation
  • Workshop 04.1: Calibration Build Setup and Analysis
  • Module 05: Evaluation of Results
  • Workshop 05.1: Results Evaluation on a Round Bar
  • Workshop 05.2: Multiple Orientations Postprocessing
  • Workshop 06.1: Simulate with imported Build Files (from Additive Prep)