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Digimat 2017.1

What’s new in Digimat 2017.1?

First simulation chain for the additive manufacturing (AM) of polymer and composites
Digimat continues to provide a leading solution for the accurate and efficient modeling of multi-scale material and structures, by extending its range of applications and continuously improving its overall workflow efficiency with Digimat 2017.1

Digimat Additive Manufacturing, the latest edition to the Digimat platform, is the ultimate simulation solution for manufacturing process of Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF), Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) and Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) of reinforced materials.

  • Material engineering with Digimat-MF/FE/MX – Supporting the development of new materials
  • Process simulation with Digimat-AM – Identifying manufacturing issues and optimizing printing parameters for productivity and final part performance

  • Fig. 1 Warpage prediction of an engine bracket in Digimat-AM

  • Structural engineering with Digimat-MAP/CAE – Mastering the printed part performance as a function of the manufacturing to design AM parts with confidence

  • Fig. 2 Failure prediction of a SLS automotive plenum chamber under internal pressure

Extended material model for microcellular plastics in Digimat-CAE

Robust and efficient as-manufactured microcellular part performance simulation for stiffness, strength and crash

Fig. 3 Strength prediction of a microcellular part as a function of the lightweighting strategy

Reverse engineering of material models for Short Fiber Reinforced Plastics (SFRP) crash in Digimat-MX

Drastically reducing the time to calibrate advanced material models from days to hours

Fig. 4 Reverse engineering a viscoelastic-viscoplastic material model for crash in Digimat-MX

Reverse engineering of creep material models in Digimat-MX and speed-up of computation in creep structural analysis in Digimat-CAE

Offering robust, faster and easy workflow for structural engineers simulating creep of SFRP applications

Fig. 5 Reverse engineering a material model for creep in Digimat-MX

Dedicated geometry and mesh algorithm to model high volume fraction of long curvy fiber microstructures in Digimat-FE

Enabling the in-depth material engineering of virtually any 2-phase fiber reinforced material

Fig. 6 Example of very high volume fraction wavy fiber geometry

Dedicated geometry algorithm to model high volume fraction polycrystalline materials in Digimat-FE

Accurately representing hard metal microstructures material response for optimal material development

Fig. 7 Creating the geometry of a polycrystalline material in Digimat-FE

Enhanced material database for injection molding and additive manufacturing in Digimat-MX

New material models for additive manufacturing process and structural simulation from SOLVAY Engineering Plastics, and new material models for structural simulation of injection molded parts from DSM, Sumitomo, Radici and Kuraray Co. Ltd.

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