Simufact Additive

Simufact Additive is a scalable software solution for the simulation of metal-based additive manufacturing processes which focuses on powder bed melting (L-PDF) and metal binder jetting (MBJ) processes. Simufact Additive is a software solution designed to predict and compensate for distortion, residual stress and temperature distribution throughout the printing, heat treatment, cutting, hot isostatic pressing (HIP) as well as machining processes virtually before the part is manufactured by the 3D metal printer in reality.

Your benefits with Simufact Additive

Print your 3D AM parts first-time-right with Simufact Additive:

  • Sustainability: Save material and money by replacing expensive physical tryouts with virtual tests
  • User-friendly, intuitive and process orientated GUI
  • Deepen your knowledge of the metal AM process
    • Compensate distortion automatically to print the part as-designed
    • Optimise the build-up orientation and the support structures
    • Indicate criteria-based part failures, i.e. shrink lines
  • Estimate your costs for single parts and the entire printing job

The most important functions at a glance

  • Compensate distortion by preforming the component – automatically
  • Calculate and minimize residual stresses
  • Identification of cold and hot spots by thermal / thermo-mechanical simulation
  • Identify manufacturing problems, such as recoater contact, part defects, and coating offsets
  • Calculate the influence of several components in the build space
  • Determine the best building orientation – supported by an orientation assistant
  • Generating and optimizing support structures – based on Materialise technology
  • HIP Process: Investigating conditions of highly increased temperatures and pressures
  • Be able to control the condition after heat treatment and removal of the base plate and support structure
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Achieve your business goals with Simufact Additive

Replace time-consuming tests with simulation!

Apply process simulation with Simufact Additive to save time and money:

  1. Shorten your learning process clearly
  2. Try out more variants before starting production
  3. Shorten time to market
  4. Increase machine and manpower availability and productivity
  5. Reduce material and energy costs

Simufact Additive covers the core of the additive manufacturing process, including:

  • the simulation of additive / generative manufacturing processes in the build space
  • the simulation of post-processing processes:
    • Heat treatment / stress relief process
    • Removal from the base plate, removal of the support structure
    • HIP process (hot isostatic pressing): prediction of distortion, residual stress and material compaction

MSC Software also provides other solutions:


We pride ourselves on empowering each client to overcome the challenges of their most demanding projects.

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.