"For more than 30 years, dozens of Additive Manufacturing (AM) technologies have been used to realize prototyping applications. AM is now becoming increasingly widespread across industry sectors. We are starting to see additive manufacturing being used in the serial production of high-tech parts, particularly in aeronautics, space, and medical industries.
This e-book features some insightful commentary on the state of the additive manufacturing industry and some of the dominant trends. In addition, it also includes some compelling case studies that demonstrate the scope and range of applications for simulation in additive manufacturing.
Today’s AM technology offers some major advantages, such as geometry design freedom that allows the creation of optimized shapes according to the targeted function. Another key benefit of using 3D printing technologies is the ability to reduce the weight, cost, and complexity of parts production without sacrificing the reliability and durability of materials. AM affords the advantage of small production runs with less material waste, significant energy cost savings, and the possibility to produce functional, high performance parts that simply can’t be subtractively manufactured, cast or formed.
You can read about how engineers in Robert Bosch India are employing the Simufact Additive product from MSC Software to model the additive manufacturing (AM) metal build process and subsequent post-processing steps to help eliminate design errors before committing to AM. Similarly, there are use cases from MBFZ Toolcraft, Ampower, Safran, Samara University, and Solvay, on various facets of additive manufacturing. [each article can have separate three bullet points] on pages after foreword, or a short summary which I have already included here]."