ANSYS Additive Suite is the most powerful simulation solution for additive manufacturing. It delivers the critical insights required by designers, engineers and analysts to avoid build failure and create parts that accurately conform to design specifications.
The ANSYS Additive Suite comprehensive solution spans the entire workflow – from design for additive manufacturing (DfAM) through validation, print design, process simulation and exploration of materials. This workflow can be undertaken within the renowned ANSYS Workbench environment, together with rapid stand-alone applications for specific tasks.
ANSYS Additive Suite combines the power and capability of the ANSYS Mechanical Enterprise solution with additive-manufacturing specific tools, such as ANSYS Additive Print. This provides access to the ANSYS Workbench user environment, facilitating the set-up and solving of print simulations, while offering maximum flexibility for adjusting workflow settings as needed. Benefits include:
- Enables Simulation of AM processes within the Mechanical environment.
- Enables Facilitation physics-based topology optimization with built-in manufacturing constraints for AM.
- Generates efficient lattice structures.
- Simulates the thermal-mechanical build process for accurate prediction of part distortion and stresses.
- Provides simple input of process parameters to define the AM build process.
- Enables use of nonlinear and temperature-dependent material properties (with no inherent strain assumptions).
- Provides full-user access to process settings for customization.
- Efficient HPC performance scaling with ANSYS HPC products.
Built-in topology optimisation enables you to easily determine where material can be removed for effective lightweighting of components. Including lattice density optimisation, comprehensive capabilities allow you to:
- Take into account multiple static loads combined with optimizing for natural frequencies (modal analysis)
- Satisfy requirements for minimum material thickness
- Observe rules around feature direction (for machining operations for example)
- Have scope for both cyclic and planar symmetry
- Easily validate results
- Offers insight into how parts will distort during a build.
- Provides visualization that allows users to evaluate how their assumptions of distortion and residual stress effect as-built parts, to enable the successful selection of part orientations and support strategies.
- Enables the visualization of the differences between the original, un-deformed geometry and the final deformed geometry, before and after removal from supports.
- Predicts stress trends, final residual stress and maximum stress locations throughout the build.
- Delivers graphical visualization of layer-by-layer stress accumulation and high-strain regions throughout the build.
- Utilizes the power of ANSYS Workbench to evaluate hundreds or thousands of criteria virtually.
ANSYS Additive Print
Includes ANSYS Additive Print as a fast and extremely easy-to-use stand-alone product for prediction of part shape, distortion and stresses, and for the automatic generation of optimal support structures and distortion-compensated STL files.
ANSYS Additive Science
Includes ANSYS Additive Science as a stand-alone application for design-stage investigation of materials and optimal machine parameters.