Design for Additive Manufacturing

Inspire Print3D

What is Inspire Print3D?

Inspire Print3D enables teams to cut product development and additive manufacturing costs by reducing material usage, print times and post processing. It provides a fast and accurate toolset for the design and process simulation of selective laser melting (SLM) parts.

The easy to use advanced thermo-mechanical simulation enables design engineers to develop parts ready for additive manufacturing. By capturing behavior independent of the printer type, Inspire Print3D allows designers to evaluate and easily modify critical process variables. Reducing expensive trial and error by simulating part build, cooling, cutting and springback, Inspire Print3D delivers designs having the fewest supports, optimally oriented on the print bed.

Engineers can quickly understand changes to process or design that affect manufacturing efficiency and then export part and support structure geometry to major printer preparation software for printing. Inspire Print3D simplifies the identification and correction of potential deformation, delamination, and excessive heating issues before building a part.

Why Inspire Print3D?

Reduce Manufacturing Costs

Minimize part supports andcorrect potential defects, such as part deformation, delamination, and overheating before printing to effectively enhance product design and reduce post-processing efforts.

Increase Process Efficiency

From generative design to manufacturability assessment, use performance and manufacturing simulation tools in a single environment that is fast, easy, accurate, and affordable.

Design Optimal Parts

Create the best performing designs for the SLM process by applying advanced thermo-mechanical simulation to reduce post-processing and avoid expensive trial and error.

Key Features

Generate support structures as part of the design process; interactively create and edit supports within the same environment as the designed part.

The intuitive, process-driven user experience enables users to gain deep manufacturing insights quickly, driving faster and better design decisions.

Run the embedded thermo-mechanical solver to accurately simulate the entire printing process from building and cooling to cutting and springback.

Easily detect and plot defects - large deformation, excessive heating, delamination - to aid design or process modification.

Select from the growing library of additive manufacturing materials and standard printers or apply a variety of advanced options for a customized setup.

Assess the part layer-by-layer to validate its geometry even before any 3D printing analysis is performed, then export a file containing the prepped part and supports.