Ansys and EOS collaborate to advance AM workflow

October 24, 2020

Ansys simulations integrate EOS-specific data by leveraging EOS’ open-source application program interfaces (Courtesy Ansys/EOS GmbH)

Ansys, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, a provider of engineering simulation software, is collaborating with EOS GmbH, Krailling, Germany, to provide an enhanced, streamlined workflow for Additive Manufacturing. 

The new workflow pairs EOS’ metal AM machines with Ansys’ simulation solutions – allowing Additive Manufacturing engineers to develop highly-precise parts, improve productivity, reduce production time and deliver new products faster.

Ansys explains that AM adoption is accelerating across many industries, but many engineers continue to use a trial-and-error approach and optimised process parameters for developing their desired geometries, which is quite expensive. Build failures result in reduced efficiency, increased development costs and a slower time to market. Together, EOS and Ansys are helping engineers determine and mitigate build failure issues prior to the build process, enabling parts to be generated faster and more accurately for customers.

As a member of the EOS Developer Network, Ansys will enhance user AM processes via Ansys simulations, and expedite builds by sending jobs directly to EOS’ AM machines. Additionally, to enhance simulation fidelity, Ansys simulations will integrate EOS-specific data using EOS’ open-source application program interfaces. 

This integration will help improve part geometries by predicting and compensating for distortion and other issues to significantly reduce build failure and upgrade manufacturing processes to increase productivity. It will also improve material property selection by forecasting how design changes will affect the microstructure of parts. With the new workflow, user-designed, complex build jobs are expected to be up to 20% faster and simple jobs up to 50–60% faster than possible by previous methods.

“EOS and Ansys are transforming how companies worldwide design parts, enhance products and create leading-edge inventions,” stated Martin Steuer, senior vice president, Division Software at EOS. “Combining Ansys simulations with EOS 3D printing technology creates a seamless workflow that enables our mutual customers to reduce spending, increase reliability, boost efficiency and deliver products to market much earlier than the competition.”

Shane Emswiler, senior vice president at Ansys, commented, “Leveraging EOS scan vectors, Ansys simulations calculate and predict issues such as porosity, residual stress, thermal distortion and help users avoid potential blade crashes. This collaboration provides new levels of insight to users, making it easier for them to build complex parts more precisely.”

Emswiler continued, “Uncovering these issues early using simulation empowers engineers to select the correct parameters and understand if a part can be built as-is or must be redesigned – ultimately greatly minimising the number of builds by substantially reducing trial-and-error failures, resulting in reduced material waste and substantial cost savings.”

About Metal Additive Manufacturing magazine

Metal AM magazine, published quarterly in digital and print formats, is read by a rapidly expanding international audience.

Our audience includes component manufacturers, end-users, materials and equipment suppliers, analysts, researchers and more.

In addition to providing extensive industry news coverage, Metal AM magazine is known for exclusive, in-depth articles and technical reports.

Our focus is the entire metal AM process from design to application.

Each issue is available as an easy-to-navigate digital edition and a high-quality print publication.

In the latest issue of Metal AM magazine

Download PDF

Extensive AM industry news coverage, as well as the following exclusive deep-dive articles:

  • Metal powders in Additive Manufacturing: An exploration of sustainable production, usage and recycling
  • Inside Wayland Additive: How innovation in electron beam PBF is opening new markets for AM
  • An end-to-end production case study: Leveraging data-driven machine learning and autonomous process control in AM
  • Consolidation, competition, and the cost of certification: Insight from New York’s AM Strategies 2024
  • Scandium’s impact on the Additive Manufacturing of aluminium alloys
  • AM for medical implants: An analysis of the impact of powder reuse in Powder Bed Fusion

The world of metal AM to your inbox

Don't miss any new issue of Metal AM magazine, and get the latest industry news. Sign up to our twice weekly newsletter.

Sign up

Looking for AM machines, metal powders or part manufacturing services?

Discover suppliers of these and more in our comprehensive advertisers’ index and buyer’s guide, available in the back of Metal AM magazine.

  • AM machines
  • Process monitoring & calibration
  • Heat treatment & sintering
  • HIP systems & services
  • Pre- & post-processing technology
  • Powders, powder production and analysis
  • Part manufacturers
  • Consulting, training & market data
View online

Discover our magazine archive…

The free to access Metal Additive Manufacturing magazine archive offers unparalleled insight into the world of metal Additive Manufacturing from a commercial and technological perspective through:

  • Reports on visits to leading metal AM part manufacturers and industry suppliers
  • Articles on technology and application trends
  • Information on materials developments
  • Reviews of key technical presentations from the international conference circuit
  • International industry news

All past issues are available to download as free PDFs or view in your browser.

Browse the archive

Share via
Copy link
Powered by Social Snap