by Patrick Mehmert, simufact engineering GmbH
A virtual “dry run” and prior optimization of manufacturing processes is already common in many industrial fields. Also in medical applications it can help to achieve better quality faster and less costly. This applies for single individual parts as well as for serial production. Current capabilities, benefits and open challenges of additive manufacturing simulation for medical applications are discussed.
What drives you?
The fascination to predict and optimize real results by prior virtual simulation.
Why should the delegate attend your presentation?
To learn about the capabilities and benefits of manufacturing simulation.
What emerging technologies/trends do you see as having the greatest potential in the short and long run?
New AM technologies like metal binder jetting, but also the progress of established technologies like selective laser meting.
What kind of impact do you expect them to have?
It will increase productivity and let costs drop. This will widen the application of additive manufacturing.
What are the barriers that might stand in the way?
Concerns about quality and cost effectiveness of additive manufacturing, missing business cases.
Simulate before you manufacture! Identify and avoid issues, optimize the process faster and save costs.
About Patrick Mehmert
Studied technomathematics at the Technical University of Clausthal, Germany. Promoted to Dr. / PhD with thesis about numerical welding simulation. Worked more than 10 years in analysis engineering services focused on aerospace. Since 2015 Product Manager at Simufact Engineering – part of Hexagon.
Simufact – Simulating Manufacturing! Since almost 25 years proven experts in providing software for manufacturing simulation in the fields of forming, welding and additive manufacturing. Strong background as a member of MSC Software and Hexagon.