DSM for Composite Simulation Software | Accelerated Additive Manufacturing Process

Royal DSM of the Netherlands announced the addition of four raw material products for additive manufacturing in the composite material performance simulation software tool Digimat-AM. Digimat-AM is a software tool provided by e-Xstream for the simulation of composite additive manufacturing.

DSM's high-performance additive manufacturing materials, combined with e-Xstream's precision printing process simulation solutions, enable manufacturers and end users to identify manufacturing issues before using DSM 3D printed thermoplastics. Digimat-AM Software simulation can avoid hundreds of trials and errors, enabling them to use high-quality materials without wasting time and cost, and have the opportunity to print successfully at once.

'DSM is a long-term partner and we are very pleased to be able to further accelerate the application of polymer additive manufacturing. Combining the product portfolio of DSM materials with Digimat modeling technology enables reasonable cost in many applications. Demonstrate the advantages of 3D printing. 'Guillaume Boisot, e-Xstream Engineering Business Development Manager.

Nirali Surati, product manager for DSM's additive manufacturing segment, commented: 'Additive manufacturing is rapidly shifting from prototyping to mainstream manufacturing. One of the most important drivers is the ability to predict the performance of 3D printed parts under real-world conditions. Performance. Thanks to the cooperation with e-Xstream Engineering, customers can now use the software toolbox to design reliable parts and predictive simulations.'

DSM provides product data for composite simulation software to accelerate the process of additive manufacturing

DSM is one of the few additive manufacturing companies that provide such products to customers.

In the Digimat version 2019.0, the digital twinins of these DSM materials will be supplied to the Digimat software tool as a material data model to perform the Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) process in the Digimat additive manufacturing solution. Simulation and component performance prediction. Adding these product data to the Digimat material database will help engineers optimize materials, 3D printers and components, saving time and cost in product construction and testing. Digimat simulation accuracy The improvement will enable DSM's end users of additive manufacturing materials to reduce material weight and cost while reducing material testing and prototyping requirements, and shorten the time from product development to launch.

The four 3D printed product data that DSM added to the Digimat-AM software database are:

Novamid ID 1030, a high quality PA6/PA66, offers a unique balance of stiffness, modulus and impact properties. Novamid ID 1030 is easy to implement 3D printing, producing parts Excellent interlaminar strength and extremely high surface quality.

Novamid ID 1030-CF10, is a 1% carbon fiber reinforced PA6/PA66 filament for 3D printing of functional prototypes and industrial parts. Its outstanding mechanical properties and smooth surface appearance make it suitable for a variety of applications. Ideal for applications requiring good mechanical properties at high temperatures (thermal deformation temperatures up to 180 ° C) and other lightweight applications.

Novamid ID 1070, a premium PA6 with excellent mechanical properties due to its unique copolymer technology. Due to its high crystallinity and high-rise strength, it is suitable for rugged parts with extremely high stiffness requirements.

Arnite ID 3040, a high performance engineering plastic that combines high strength and impact resistance with excellent processing characteristics. Arnite ID 3040 has a melting point of 255 ° C and is suitable for automotive and consumer electronics applications.

'We are very pleased to work with DSM to characterize and simulate high performance molten fiber manufacturing products to meet the current industry needs for data simulation models and tools for additive manufacturing. This collaboration helps to continuously improve us. Digimat's additive manufacturing simulation software is more conducive to long-term cooperation between the two parties. 'e-Xstream engineering additive manufacturing business development engineer Olivier Lietaer said.