Simufact Engineering, an MSC Software company, has released Simufact Additive 2, a new version of its simulation solution for metal-based additive manufacturing.  

The software provides a new series of capabilities covering powder bed fusion processes. This includes an algorithm which can calibrate the inherent strain values, individual positioning of parts in virtual build space and a simulatation of the hot isostatic (HIP) processes. 

Comparison with physical testing is also available to help enable the comparison of simulated parts with the target design or 3D measurement data as a reference.  

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