(MAN) Using Simulation Software to Design and Prove-Out Additive Manufacturing Processes

Track: Manufacturing

Session Number: 1097
Date: Tue, Feb 26th, 2019
Time: 2:35 PM - 3:25 PM

Description:

Additive Manufacturing (AM) is redefining what’s producible in the manufacturing of parts. With new AM technology, manufacturers can now create parts with multiple metal alloys that have different material characteristics. Additionally, parts can have a completely different shape than when created with traditional manufacturing processes. Manufacturing Engineers face many challenges when adopting AM technology. They must test whether their designs are actually producible, decide what machine(s) to purchase to create these parts, and verify any NC programs as they are created.

This presentation will discuss how advancements in AM software can help solve these problems. Additive simulation is more realistic than ever and it can detect many common error conditions programmers face when creating additive parts. Warnings are given for any non-conforming additive conditions which helps programmers determine when additive strategies are likely to fail, or when it may be beneficial to make a milling cut. By using simulation software, engineers can test that the machine has the capabilities needed to create the parts as they were designed.
Sub-Categorization: Manufacturing Processes (MAN)
Session Type: Process Session (Customer or Partner-delivered)

Conference Hot Topics: Additive Manufacturing
Industry: Aerospace & Defense, Architecture, Engineering & Construction, Energy, Process and Utilities, High-Tech, Industrial Equipment, Marine & Offshore, Natural Resources, Transportation & Mobility
Sub-Categorization: Manufacturing Processes (MAN)
Session Type: Process Session (Customer or Partner-delivered)

Conference Hot Topics: Additive Manufacturing
Industry: Aerospace & Defense, Architecture, Engineering & Construction, Energy, Process and Utilities, High-Tech, Industrial Equipment, Marine & Offshore, Natural Resources, Transportation & Mobility