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Fusion 360 with Netfabb® software includes efficient build preparation capabilities alongside tools for optimizing designs for additive manufacturing, simulating metal additive processes, and planning for CNC post-processing.
Convert organic, free-form mesh files to boundary representation models and make them available in CAD in STEP, SAT, or IGES format.
Use 2D and 3D packing algorithms to optimally place parts within the build volume.
Create custom reports that include critical information for manufacturing and quoting.
Develop build strategies and define toolpath parameters for maximum surface quality, part density, and speed.
Automate common preparation tasks including import, analysis, repair, packing, slicing, and tool pathing.
Create lightweight parts with performance characteristics specific to your application.
Automatically verify and optimize lattice and skin elements to meet load requirements and reduce weight.
Fill solid volumes with standard or custom structures to create unique material properties for your part.
Select from the most popular additive manufacturing machines to configure the Netfabb workspace to your process.
Netfabb works with a range of OEMs to create integrated printing experiences configured for specific machines.
Predict the thermomechanical response of additive parts during the metal powder bed fusion and directed energy deposition manufacturing processes.
Use multiscale modeling to predict the thermal and mechanical response of parts and help reduce build failures.
Simulate full builds for both powder-fed and wire-fed DED processes with Netfabb local simulation.
Generate PRM files based on chosen material and process parameters for increased accuracy.
Simulate the additive manufacturing process for powder bed fusion to identify potential causes of build failures.
Capture interactions between parts and the distortion of the build plate.
Design appropriate heat treatment cycles by inputting the temperature vs. time curve of the desired process.
Identify possible build failures with powder bed processes that may cause equipment damage.
Predict support failure to aid in the design and placement of support structures.
Predict how metal additive manufacturing parts will deform to help reduce build failures.
Model the conduction of energy into the loose powder to increase your model’s accuracy.
Accurately calculate residual stresses and strains built up during the AM process to identify likely regions of failure.
Simulate the mechanical response of a deposited part after removal from the build plate to calculate the final distortion.
Apply multiscale modeling to predict regions of a build that get too hot or not hot enough during processing.
Automatically compensate geometries based on simulation results to achieve the desired shape when printed.
Netfabb simulates the delamination of the part from the region where the support structure on a component experienced failure.
Image courtesy of Dr. Ed Demeter