Directed Energy Deposition (DED), Direct Metal Deposition (DMD) & Laser Metal Deposition (LMD): Finite Element Simulation-Based Design

FEA & CFD Based Simulation Design Analysis Virtual prototyping MultiObjective Optimization

Finite Element simulation allows the prediction of the final distortions in Directed Energy Deposition (DED), Direct Metal Deposition (DMD) & Laser Metal Deposition (LMD) and their compensation to obtain an optimized DED component. With using advanced FEA software and HPC hardware, here at Enteknogarte, we solve the Direct Energy Deposition problems in detail to capture and analyzing the coupled thermal-mechanical response of the process, Investigating phase transformations during cooling process, Predicting distortions and residual stress build up during the process and Studying the influence of speed and power of heating sources on the process.

DED incorporates several metal 3D printing technologies that create parts by melting and fusing material as it is deposited, and is also known as 3D Laser Cladding, Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM), Direct Metal Deposition (DMD), or Laser Metal Deposition (LMD). It’s typical fields of application are repairing and rebuilding damaged parts, but also manufacturing of new large metal parts that may not be possible with Powder Bed Fusion.

Our solution’s functionality helps you to answer challenges in Metal AM (Additive Manufacturing) Finite Element Simulation-based design and Optimization:

  • Identify the best build orientation
  • Determine and compensate final part distortionGenerate and optimize support structures
  • Process window pre-scanning tool
  • Powder coating
  • Melt pool shape and dimensions
  • Consolidated material porosity
  • Surface roughness
  • Thermal history as a function of deposition strategy
  • Residual stresses
  • Distortion during build process and after release
  • Identify manufacturing issues such as cracks, layer offsets, recoater contact
  • Predict the influence of several components in the build space
  • Identify cold and hot spots due to thermal/thermo-mechanical simulation
  • Examine conditions of highly elevated temperatures and pressures – HIP proces
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Optimizing the design parameters for additive manufacturing

FEA Based Simulation enable our engineering team to gain insight into the microscale meltpool phenomena by performing full factorial studies with various process parameters for determine the best process parameters for any machine/material combination, and ensures the achievement of the highest integrity parts, as well as the expected microstructure and physical properties:

  • Optimize and fine-tune their machine and material parameters.
  • Develop new metal powders and metal AM (Additive Manufacturing ) materials and material specifications.
  • Determine optimum machine/material parameters.
  • Control microstructure and material properties.
  • Manufacture using new metal powders faster and more efficiently.
  • Reduce the number of experiments needed to qualify components.
  • Mitigate risk while accelerating innovation.
  • Analyze Porosity and Meltpools.
  • Thermal history and microstructure information.
  • Determines the percentage of porosity in a part due to lack of fusion.
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Enteknograte offers a Virtual Engineering approach with FEA tools such as MSC Softwrae(Simufact, Digimat, Nastran, MSC APEX, Actran Acoustic solver), ABAQUS, Ansys, and LS-Dyna, encompassing the accurate prediction of in-service loads, the performance evaluation, and the integrity assessment including the influence of manufacturing the components.
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