Simufact is a software producer located in Germany which develops numerical simulation software packages for the metal forming, joining, welding and additive manufacturing processes. Simufact is a MSC Software group company which is a part of Hexagon.

Simufact Additive is a powerful and scalable process simulation environment for the first-time-right optimization of metal additive manufacturing processes. Simufact Additive is developed for the analysis of Powder Bed Fusion processes which are also known as:

  • Selective Laser Melting (SLM)
  • Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) - an EOS technology
  • LaserCUSING® - a Concept Laser technology
  • Electron Beam Melting (EBM) - an ARCAM technology
    and more …

Simufact Additive covers the main manufacturing process chain including:

  • Building
  • Cutting & removal of the support structures and plate
  • Heat Treatment / stress relief
  • Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP) process (mechanical influence)

Simufact Additive helps you produce 3D printed parts right-first-time by:

  • Optimizing build-up orientation based on distortion, cost, build time, support volume, etc.
  • Optimizing part geometry to minimize distortions
  • Determining production problems like recoater contact, cracking and shrink lines
  • Minimizing residual stresses
  • Cost analysis
  • Optimizing support structures

By using Simufact Additive it is also possible to:

  • Perform thermal, mechanical and thermo-mechanical analysis
  • Open and write Materialise Magics files
  • Write Renishaw build files
  • Simulate hybrid part production
  • Reduce calculation time with adaptive meshing techniques

Simulation of Laser Deposition Methods (LDM) is covered by Simufact Welding.

  • Laser Metal Deposition (LMD)
  • Direct Metal Deposition (DMD)
  • Direct Energy Deposition
  • Laser Cladding

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