Join us as Purdue University explores their Composites Virtual Factory, an integrated workflow application for the design of additively manufactured parts and components.
Additive3D is the integrated workflow application being developed at Purdue University for the manufacturing informed performance design of 3D printed composite components as part of the Composites Virtual Factory. This presentation describes the workflow for taking a part produced using fused deposition modeling from geometry to printing to performance prediction that is guided by the Additive3D app. The role of material and machine characterization is discussed, as well as the specific functionalities recently incorporated in Abaqus that empower the predictive simulation models for processing and performance. A 3D printed compression molding tool, manufactured at Purdue, with 50% carbon fiber filled PPS is used as a sample study.