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Metallic Additive Manufacturing MANWG Focus Team

Metallic Additive Manufacturing MANWG Focus Team

The MANWG Metallic Additive Manufacturing Focus Group was set up in early 2017 and aims to:

  • Share best practice (how-to guides) and promote the standardisation of modelling approaches
  • Make virtual manufacturing tools more accurate, by proposing benchmarks
  • Make the use of virtual manufacturing tools more efficient


Short term:
    • state-of-art review on AM simulation
    • most reliable & efficient methodology (Eigenvalue/Lumping mass substructure)
    • what can be done and transferred to industrial practitioners
    • a possible Benchmark magazine on Metallic Additive Manufacturing
    • benchmarks of different software tools
    • recommend best design practice

    • encourage vendors and researchers to develop more efficient simulation algorithm and software tools, e.g. to cover the defect analysis & prediction such as porosity, and optimize AM process window

Long term:
    • Virtual manufacturing process simulation for a complete AM product cycle

A list of the current members of the Metallic Additive Manufacturing MANWG Focus Team can be viewed here.

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