About Anthony Dawson

Anthony has been with ANSYS for over six years. He entered the company through the customer-facing ACE organization, then moved to a product management position for the Mechanical Business Unit and is now Director, Product Operations. He has 15 years of experience in simulation, previously holding roles with the US Department of Defense, the University of Texas system and his own business. Anthony holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Texas at Austin.

ANSYS Adds 3DSIM for Simulation-Driven Additive Manufacturing

As we announced recently, ANSYS and 3DSIM have joined forces to offer engineers, designers and machine operators the only end-to-end additive manufacturing (AM) simulation workflow in the world today. We call it simulation-driven additive manufacturing. The powerful combination of exaSIM and FLEX from 3DSIM with ANSYS Workbench and the full line of ANSYS solvers will give you unprecedented design-to-print capabilities for AM.

Why is this important? Because there are still challenges to be overcome in AM — especially for metals — to ensure that every part will be built successfully with full confidence in its design and functionality the first time through the AM process. Our aim is to ensure first build success through comprehensive simulation of all aspects of additive manufacturing, from machine setup to the microstructure of the metal to the structural integrity of the finished part. Continue reading