Software for additive manufacturing and laser or arc welding, with a micro-scale CFD (computational fluid dynamics) approach, coupled with the discrete element method (DEM).
FLOW-3D AM is the expert combination of the FLOW-3D software with the laser, DEM and WELD modules to simulate the laser powder bed fusion (LPBF) process, including multi-layer powder deposition dynamics, or the “direct deposition” (DED) process.
Simulates LPBF, DED, and welding processes
Detailed information on the melt pool, melting front, keyhole formation
Maximum flexibility in defining multiple laser sources of arbitrary shape and power, and in multi-material handling
This software can provide the detail of laser (or arc) melting dynamics on spatial scales ranging from the microscale to tens of millimetres, with information on keyhole generation, melting pool, temperature gradients, coupled with the best metal dynamics solver.
Why choose it
FLOW-3D AM allows the entire process to be easily simulated, from the simulation of powders through the DEM module, to the passage of the laser through the WELD module.
● High-fidelity simulations on a melt-pool scale;
● Simulations of keyholing and porosity in laser powder bed fusion processes (LPBF and DED);
● Flexibility in the implementation of lasers.
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