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Design for Manufacturability: The Power of Using Simulation in Additive Manufacturing

Eric Miller  (Co-Owner & Principal, PADT Inc.)

Location: 209B

Date: Wednesday, February 12

Time: 2:05 pm - 3:00 pm

Track: 3D Printing Innovation Summit: Choosing the Right Tools & Materials to Support Your Design Strategy

Vault Recording: TBD

Additive manufacturing has been used in prototyping for many years since it was developed in 1984. Now that the technology has advanced significantly, engineers are beginning to use additive manufacturing for production-quality components. Material and printer technology are making this possible, but the most powerful tool available for refining and perfecting 3D printing for real-use parts is simulation. By using simulation, companies can expect to see a reduction of costs, a reduction in the amount of materials used, and improved time-to-market. Topics covered in this session include:

  • How simulation has allowed engineers to unlock the intended freedom of additive manufacturing
  • Considerations for using simulation to 3D print
  • Integrating 3D printing into a company's workflow to allow for better DFM
  • Ways to reduce cost, limit machine crashes, and increase high-level part accuracy

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