Advanced Simulation to Leverage the True Additive Manufacturing Potential


Date: Thursday, September 20, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
Duration: 1 hour

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With more than 30,000 additively manufactured parts a year going into production aircraft, trains and high end automobiles, Additive Manufacturing has now become an effective industrial production technique. While AM brings valuable opportunities to the industry (weight saving, customization, decreased time-to-market), it still faces the same challenges other manufacturing processes face to meet high requirement applications. These challenges call for advanced, customized simulation techniques to optimize the design to print workflow and determine the optimal process flow much faster and at a dramatically lower cost.

In this webinar, we show you how to replace expensive physical trial & error process with a holistic simulation approach. Furthermore, we will explore the simulation capabilities and the applications they apply to both metals and polymers.

With Simufact Additive, engineers are able to optimize the Metal AM build process and subsequent steps like heat treat, baseplate cutting, support removal, and HIP. The software helps to compensate distortions, optimize support structures, identify the best build orientation, and more.

Digimat Additive Manufacturing Solution delivers a unique combination of material engineering, process simulation and structural analysis solutions for polymers and enables engineers to print right the first time and use the full potential of additive manufacturing.

Last but not least, to compare virtual data from Simufact, Digimat, etc to physical data and to capture the full manufacturing process, to ensure consistency and provide quality indicators, Material Center, a configurated portal will be discussed.

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Olivier Lietaer
Business Development for Additive Manufacturing
MSC Software

Olivier Lietaer joined e-Xstream engineering, an MSC Software Company in 2016 as Additive Manufacturing Business Development Engineer. In this role, Olivier his main objective is to accelerate new materials development, simulate the printing process and predict the final part performance. Prior to joining e-Xstream, Olivier served as R&D Engineering Team Leader at Safran Aero Boosters. Olivier holds a PhD in Applied Mechanics from the Université Catholique in Louvain.

Jeff Robertson
Business Development for Additive Manufacturing
MSC Software

Jeff Robertson is the Business Development Manager for Simufact Engineering, an MSC Software Company. He has a diverse background including roles in engineering, finance, and as an Officer in the United States Marine Corps. Jeff holds a BSME from Kettering University and an MBA from Arizona State University.