AddUp and simulation experts ESI Group have announced their collaborative Distortion Simulation AddOn, they jointly designed specifically for metal additive manufacturing.
AddUp’s metals 3D printers were founded as a joint venture between French companies Fives and Michelin (of the tyres fame) and its range spans both SLS and EBM technologies.
By integrating simulation directly in the preparatory stages of additive manufacturing, the module brings continuity to the production process using the AddUp Manager user interface, as the working environment for defining simulation parameters, particularly for staff who are not experts in this field.
The process is based on a succession of simple, guided steps. The level of detail is configurable according to customer needs, from optimising industrial production to verifying small series.
“With this simulation technology we can help our customers improve their operational efficiencies and responsiveness, by significantly increasing the number of first time right parts” explains AddUp CEO Vincent Ferreiro.
“Thanks to its accessibility, Distortion Simulation AddOn will appeal to a wide range of users, requiring only a very short learning curve. This tool will help them maximise the potential of our FormUp machines.”
Distortion Simulation AddOn will be available in the spring of 2019, and will be the first result of the collaboration between AddUp and ESI Group.