3DSIM, an AM software company, has introduced two new simulation software products, exaSIM and FLEX, to the European market.

‘By simulating supports, part orientation and other build parameters offline rather than iterating experimentally, exaSIM considerably reduces the costs and risks associated with AM production,’ said Brent Stucker, CEO and co-founder of 3DSIM. ‘This cloud-based AM simulation tool enables machine users and part designers to predict distortion and residual stress in their parts, and specifies the optimum support placement to deliver improved part accuracy and reduce build failures.

‘FLEX enables AM researchers to design better machines, process parameters, scan strategies, material chemistries and part geometries to accelerate adoption and innovation in AM,’ he added.

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