Fusion 360 with Netfabb® software is available as Premium, Ultimate and Netfabb Local Simulation. Optimise additive manufacturing processes and simulate metal additive build workflows.
Arrange many parts in the build space with as little space as possible, while avoiding collisions and interlocking
Define build strategies and toolpath parameters for maximum surface quality, part density and speed
Fill solid volumes with standard or custom lattices to create unique material properties
Test how your optimised designs will perform using built-in Autodesk Inventor Nastran simulation
NETFABB LOCAL SIMULATION ONLY
With metal powder bed fusion (MPBF) and direct energy deposition (DED), use multiscale modelling to simulate the thermal and mechanical response of parts and help reduce build failures
Automatically verify and optimise lattice and skin elements to meet load requirements and reduce weight
Use 2D and 3D packing algorithms to optimally place parts within the build volume.
Create custom reports that include critical information for manufacturing and quoting.
Develop build strategies and define toolpath parameters for maximum surface quality, part density and speed.
Automate common preparation tasks including import, analysis, repair, packing, slicing, and tool pathing.
Selective space structure (3S)
Fill solid volumes with standard or custom structures to create unique material properties for your part.
Select from the most popular additive manufacturing machines to configure the Netfabb workspace to your process.
Solutions for machine manufacturers
Netfabb works with a range of OEMs to create integrated printing experiences configured for specific machines.
Predict the thermomechanical response of additive parts during the MPBF and DED manufacturing processes.
Generate PRM files based on chosen material and process parameters for increased accuracy.
Simulate the additive manufacturing process for powder bed fusion to identify potential causes of build failures.
Simulate the entire build plate
Capture interactions between parts and the distortion of the build plate.
Simulate stress relief
Design appropriate heat treatment cycles by inputting the temperature versus time curve of the desired process.
Detect recoater interference
Identify possible build failures with powder bed processes that may cause equipment damage.
Avoid support failure
Predict support failure to aid in the design and placement of support structures.
Predict part distortion
Predict how metal additive manufacturing parts will deform to help reduce build failures.
Account for part/powder interaction
Model the conduction of energy into the loose powder to increase your model’s accuracy.
Calculate residual stresses
Accurately calculate residual stresses and strains built up during the additive manufacturing process to identify likely regions of failure.
Simulate response after wire-cutting
Simulate the mechanical response of a deposited part after removal from the build plate to calculate the final distortion.
Predict hot spots and lack of fusion
Apply multiscale modelling to predict regions of a build that get too hot or not hot enough during processing.
Compensate for distortion
Automatically compensate geometries based on simulation results to achieve the desired shape when printed.