Link to FEA
Optimize Mesh Quality for Further FEA and CFD Analysis
A consistent, clean and optimal mesh is essential for FEA or CFD analysis. Data originating from all sources (topology-optimized, CAD, scan, etc) can easily be combined and remeshed with volume elements to improve mesh quality for further FEA analysis. Once complete, the models can be exported to the required FEA format.
Simplify Huge Models for FEA and CFD Analysis
Not only a good mesh is important for FEA or CFD analysis, but also the complexity of the geometry. Materialise 3-matic allows you to simplify huge models to ones suitable for FEA by using redesign operations to straighten rounded edges, remove details, and make any other adjustments needed to reduce its size without compromising your design.
Convert Solid Volumes to Lightweight Models to Send to FEA
Saving weight in 3D-printed models can offer many advantages. There is a need to design lightweight parts but they also must be able to perform well. Through analysis in an external FEA package, Materialise 3-matic can help you go from a solid to a strong lightweight design.
AM Simulation: A Guide to the Best Part Orientation and Support Configuration
In this case study, we investigate different part-support configurations of a patient-specific CMF implant, and determine which configuration is most suitable for the AM process. We do this by simulating deformations via inherent strain method and comparing the final deformations of the parts after support removal.
Predicting Deformations of Titanium Inserts: The Power of Simulation Software
Sandwich panels are used in aeronautics and aerospace applications where high structural rigidity and low weight are required. Together with ATOS, a global leader in digital services, we have developed a lightweight titanium insert design for a sandwich panel. The insert design was specifically developed for production with Additive Manufacturing (AM) and allowed for a 66% weight reduction of the traditional insert design, which has a brick-like shape.