Numerical simulation of powder spreading

Powder-bed systems
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Final surface roughness and porosity is influenced by the homogeneity of the individual powder-bed layers.

Discrete-element-simulations enable in-depth analyses the powder spreading process.

Influencing values like powder properties and processing parameters on part properties can be investigated.

Numerical simulations can replace cumbersome experimental test series to determine optimal processing parameters.

Simulations are performed using the comprehensive software package SimPARTIX.




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