PLM Group’s partner Markforged announced the release of new Simulation features for its additive manufacturing software. Simulation is available as a free trial until April 2023, and the company expects to make the feature accessible through a paid subscription thereafter.
Incorporating 3D printing into tooling and end-use applications requires confidence in part strength. By replacing slow and costly design/print/break testing cycles with virtual testing, Markforged Simulation can enable manufacturers to expand their use of additive manufacturing into the most demanding production applications.
Markforged Simulation designed for additive manufacturing
Unlike traditional software tools that need specialized expertise and time-consuming analysis, the new simulation software is designed for additive manufacturing and works within the familiar Eiger software slice and print workflow. You can use the software with all Markforged 3D printers, such as Markforged Mark Two, Markforged X7 and the newly released Markforged FX20.
Any user can validate part strength and stiffness through virtual testing by identifying anchor and load surfaces and then entering values for loads, factor of safety and maximum deflection. They can then optimize parts by automatically determining print settings for floors, walls, infill and fiber reinforcement to achieve print cost and speed goals while maintaining adequate strength.
Simulation is available worldwide as a free trial for anyone with a Markforged Eiger account. Sign up for a cost-free Markforged Eiger account