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3DSIM LLC announced the immediate availability of its exaSIM™ Beta Software, a cloud-based AM simulation tool that provides metal laser sintering users with insight into residual stress and distortion predictions. The predictions accelerate metal part production via informed support generation and trend analysis; reducing trial and error iterations and increasing the probability for successful builds.

“We’re using advanced computational solvers to predict residual stress and distortion in a layer-by-layer fashion,” said Brent Stucker, PhD., chief executive officer and a co-founder of 3DSIM LLC. “exaSIM Beta offers two operational modes for predicting distortion and residual stress. A third mode will be introduced during the course of the program. All modes can be used to generate supports, conduct trend analysis, and ultimately, reduce the likelihood of build failures.”

Under the exaSIM Beta program, customers may select software subscriptions ranging from a basic feature product to an enterprise-level, customizable package. 3DSIM anticipates the Beta program to run through mid-2017, at which time exaSIM will be released as a full-commercial product. During the Beta program, additional physics and optimization capabilities will be added to the solvers to increase their accuracy. As a cloud-based product, exaSIM enhancements will be immediately available to Beta customers.  With the full release, 3DSIM intends to continue to offer cloud-based tools as well as solutions for installation within its customers’ facilities.
“Our vision is focused on moving the manufacturing industry away from reliance upon costly experimental testing toward predictable, safe and timely production. We see exaSIM as another step in advancing AM toward its true potential.”

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