Additive Manufacturing or 3D Printing simulation in ABAQUS
3D printing or additive manufacturing simulation is the process of producing 3D parts of a digital file. This technology is important because the computer-aided design and 3D printing directly lead to the production of physical components. The process of 3D printing of an object is created by placing successive layers of materials, and this process continues until the part is completed.
This training package simulates 3D printing using python scripting, modeling is done layer by layer and automatically. Due to the complex equations of material behavior, UMAT subroutine is used and DFLUX subroutine is used to apply thermal conditions.