GeonX and LPT take modelling of additive manufacturing processes to a new level
22nd September 2016: GeonX and the Institute of Photonic Technologies (LPT) of the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg signed a strategic cooperation agreement to bring the modelling of additive manufacturing technologies to a new era, bridging the gap between the complex physics of the laser-matter interaction and the prediction of deformations and stresses occurring during the process. In the frame of this strategic alliance, the advanced models developed by LPT, capable of simulating the complex phenomena occurring in the melt pool produced by laser irradiation, will be integrated into the new generation solver of GeonX' simulation platform Virfac. Powered by LPT developments, Virfac Additive Manufacturing will be the most advanced and complete simulation solution available on the market, allowing to study additive manufacturing at different scales: from the laser-material interaction to the global distortions of the manufactured part. This alliance will also strengthen the research activity at LPT opening up new opportunities in the macro scale modelling and high performance computing allowing faster and more accurate computations.
Multiscale modelling of the Additive Manufacturing is now available in Virfac® v1.4.1
14th September 2016: Building on top of its long experience in the field of welding simulation, GeonX has implemented an original approach to account for the SLM scanning strategy at the scale of the full workpiece. This new method is now available in a commercial version of Virfac®, to be released this week ! Virfac® AM offers:
- Accuracy: account for the scanning strategy and laser characteristics
- Speed: get results on a complex industrial part in a few hours.
- Possibility to evaluate the effect of the support structure and position on residual distortions.
- Possibility to evaluate the effect of the build-up orientation on distortions.
- Template support structures to help design the right supports.