What's New?

Ansys 2022 R1 continues to expand toolsets for Additive Manufacturing Users, streamlining your workflows between design, simulation, and manufacturing.  In addition, every Ansys Mechanical User can now identify and minimize risk for build errors and ensure high-quality parts through process simulation for metal Powder Bed Fusion (PBF), Directed Energy Deposition (DED), and Metal Binder Jet.

  • Streamline your workflows with Directed Energy Deposition (DED) – introducing DED process simulation to the Ansys Additive Portfolio, providing capabilities from predicting macro-level temperature distortions and stresses to prevent build failures and provide trend data for improving designs for additive manufacturing including part orientation and part build order.
  • Continued improvements for Power Bed Fusion (PBF) process simulation– double the strain generation speed for Scan Pattern simulations, paired with an expanding material library.
  • Workflow speed improvements – fully threaded solver support, multi-platform additive wizard support, MAPDL solver enhancements, and now providing a seamless transfer from Ansys Additive Products to Workbench and Mechanical.

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Additive Capabilities

Design for AM (DfAM)

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Design for AM (DfAM)

  • CAD Modeling
  • Topology Optimization
  •  Lattice and Light weighting

Build Setup

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Build Setup

  • STL file repair and geometry manipulation
  • Part nesting and support generation
  • Orientation guidance and wizards

Process Simulation

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Process Simulation

  • Metal AM process simulations
  • Distortion compensation
  • Build failure prediction

Material Analysis

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Material Analysis

  • Curated material property databases
  • Grain morphology predictions
  • Melt pool and porosity prediction

Data Acquisition and Management

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Data Acquisition and Management

  • Traceability and full control of AM data
  • Consolidate, control and share AM data across organization

Part Qualification

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Part Qualification

  • Design validation
  • Structural and thermal analysis
  • Document control and certification

Additive Products

Additive Suite

Additive Suite spans the entire workflow – from design for additive manufacturing (DfAM) through validation, print design, process simulation and exploration of materials.

Additive Suite includes:

  • Additive Prep
  • Additive Print
  • Additive Science
  • Access to Workbench Additive 
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Additive Print

Choose parts correctly the first time on Metal AM Equipment with Additive Print, a standalone solution for Additive Manufacturing Process simulations.

  • AM Process simulation tool for Powder-Bed Fusion Process
  • Blade Crash Detection
  • Stress and Strain Analysis
  •  Distortion predictions
  • Ensure first-time right printed parts
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GRANTA MI Enterprise

The leading system for materials information, GRANTA MI Enterprise allows you to develop and protect your materials, save time, drive innovation, cut costs and eliminate risk.

  • Ensure traceability of additive manufacturing data
  • Data includes powders, builds, machine parameters and more
  • Provide Additive Manufacturing data to help optimize
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Ansys Discovery

Our innovative interface for 3D design engineers combines live physics simulation, high-fidelity results and direct modeling.

  • Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM) tools
  • Features live physics simulation
  • Delivers fast high-fidelity results
  • Explore multiphysics and multiple physics scenarios 
  • De-feature CAD models, extract fluid domains or simplify models for simulation
  • Topology optimization speeds workflow
  • Works with any CAD file
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