Netfabb® software—available as a Premium or Ultimate version, as well as Netfabb local simulation—includes efficient build preparation capabilities and tools for optimizing designs for additive manufacturing and simulating metal additive processes.
Import models from a variety of CAD formats and use repair tools to quickly correct errors
Develop build strategies and define toolpath parameters for maximum surface quality, part density, and speed
Fill solid volumes with standard or custom structures to create unique material properties for your part
Test how your optimized designs will perform using built-in Inventor Nastran simulation
NETABB LOCAL SIMULATION ONLY
Use multiscale modeling to predict the thermal and mechanical response of parts and help reduce build failures
Automatically verify and optimize lattice and skin elements to meet load requirements and reduce weight
Mesh to CAD conversion
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.
Automatically verify and optimize lattice and skin elements to meet load requirements and reduce weight.
Selective space structure (3S)
Fill solid volumes with standard or custom structures to create unique material properties for your part.
Integrated print engines
Select from the most popular additive manufacturing machines to configure the Netfabb workspace to your process.
Solutions for machine manufacturers
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.
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.
Simulate the entire build plate
Capture interactions between parts and the distortion of the build plate.
Simulate stress relief
Design appropriate heat treatment cycles by inputting the temperature versus time curve of the desired process.
Detect recoater interference
Identify possible build failures with powder bed processes that may cause equipment damage.
Avoid support failure
Predict support failure to aid in the design and placement of support structures.
Predict part distortion
Predict how metal additive manufacturing parts will deform to help reduce build failures.
Account for part/powder interaction
Model the conduction of energy into the loose powder to increase your model’s accuracy.
Calculate residual stresses
Accurately calculate residual stresses and strains built up during the additive manufacturing process to identify likely regions of failure.
Simulate response after wire-cutting
Simulate the mechanical response of a deposited part after removal from the build plate to calculate the final distortion.
Predict hot spots and lack of fusion
Apply multiscale modeling to predict regions of a build that get too hot or not hot enough during processing.
Compensate for distortion
Automatically compensate geometries based on simulation results to achieve the desired shape when printed.
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