Additive manufacturing with next-generation material lifecycle management system

This white paper introduces additive manufacturing (AM) techniques and its challenges. These processes related to material, machine qualification, process characterisation and application continue to be major consideration factors in producing quality parts/assemblies. MSC Software’s advanced MLM system known as MaterialCenter manages the workflow of additive manufacturing from customer requirement to final delivery. It acts as a repository and maintains pedigree information of all machine/process/build parameters through all stages of product lifecycle management. The system develops predictive part behaviour to quantify part performance (stiffness, strength and life) and allows the usage of all stored data to guide emerging R&D and future method development.