Metal additive manufacturing simulation software

Amphyon

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Simulation-based process preparation software for metal additive manufacturing

Amphyon provides a "first-time-right" additive manufacturing process by integrating new analysis and simulation tools into the process chain of metal additive manufacturing (LBM, SLM, DMLS, Metal 3D Printing). Driven by current requirements and challenges of industrial additive manufacturing, Amphyon significantly reduces pre-processing costs and takes metal AM to the next level of automation.

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The ASAP Principle

The ASAP-Principle describes four ideal steps on the way to a stable, efficient and reliable process chain: Assessment, Simulation, Adaption and the Process itself. By examining all possible build-up orientations with respect to economical and physical aspects of the process on the Assessment stage, both, limitations of the design and optimal orientations can be calculated. The integration of simulation based, automatic generation of optimized support structures and fast process simulation tools into the pre-processing chain on the Simulation stage ensures geometric accuracy and increases process stability while tremendously reducing the costs of process preparation. Finally, on the Adaption stage, process parameters should be controlled with respect to thermal and mechanical aspects via hatch re-orientation and parameter adaption. After going through these steps of pre-processing, on the last stage the first-time-right process itself concludes the ASAP-Principle.

Assessment

  • Assess build time, material use, accessibility, post processing efforts and distortion sensitivity for all build-up orientations of your 3D model.

Simulation

  • Automatically perform a fast calculation of residual stress and distortions of your component on regular workstation hardware.

Adaption

  • Adapt scanpower/-rate and scan-vector alignment based on local geometry and optimize the thermal input and strain accumulation according to cutting edge scientific knowledge.

Process

  • Build your part first-time-right.

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Amphyon Features

Examiner

Application specific optimization of build-up orientation based on the analysis and evaluation of required support volume, build time, surface accessibility, distortion sensitivity, and post-processing effort for every orientation,

Supports

Generation of optimized support structures that adjust support perforation and interfaces between part and support structure according to the loads that occur during the build-up process.

Mechanical process simulation

Fast mechanical simulation of the metal additive manufacturing process, calculating the residual stress and distortiion fields on regular desktop hardware.

Thermal process simulation

Fast thermal simulation of the metal additive manufacturing process, calculating the temperature history and field on regular desktop hardware.

Predeformation

One-click solution to pre-compensate residual distortions by adapting the build-up geometry.