帝斯曼增材制造固体产品经理Nirali Surati评论道：“增材制造正在迅速从原型制造转变为主流制造。最重要的推动因素之一是能够预测应用中3D打印部件的行为和性能。得益于与e-Xstream Engineering的合作，我们的客户现在可以使用工具箱来设计和预测可靠的部件，并具有应用所需的性能。“
在下一个Digimat 2019.0版本中，这些材料的数字双胞胎将作为Digimat材料模型提供，以在Digimat增材制造解决方案中执行FFF过程模拟和零件性能预测。将这些等级添加到Digimat材料数据库将有助于工程师优化材料，打印机和零件，而所需时间和成本仅为传统构建和测试方法的一小部分。Digimat仿真提供的精确度提高，使DSM AM材料终端用户可以减少重量，成本和产品上市时间，同时减少材料测试和原型设计要求。
Novamid ID 1030是一种高品质的聚酰胺6 /聚酰胺66，其独特的性能使零件在刚度，模量和冲击性能之间取得了良好的平衡。Novamid ID1030易于印刷，零件具有优异的夹层强度和高表面质量。
Novamid ID 1030 -CF10，1％碳纤维增强PA6 / 66灯丝，设计用于印刷功能原型和工业零件。其出色的机械性能和光滑的表面外观使其成为各种应用的理想选择，这些应用要求在高温（HDT高达180°C）下具有强大的机械性能或在各种市场中轻量化应用
Novamid ID 1070，一种优质PA6，由于采用独特的共聚物技术，具有非常好的机械性能。该技术由于高结晶度和非常高的层间强度而提供高刚度，适用于PA6中要求苛刻的坚固部件。
Arnite ID 3040，一种高性能工程塑料，结合了高强度和抗冲击性以及出色的加工特性。Arnite ID 3040的熔点为255°C，非常适合广泛的汽车，电气和电子消费品应用。
“我们非常高兴能与帝斯曼合作，对其高性能FFF等级进行表征和仿真，以应对当今AM行业面临的主要挑战：AM聚焦数值模拟模型和工具的需求。与AM行业的先驱者合作也将有助于不断改进我们的Digimat增材制造模拟。最近AM的联合努力最终加强了e-Xstream和DSM之间长期有益的合作。“ - e-Xstream工程增材制造业务开发工程师Olivier Lietaer说。原文如下：
The combination of DSM’s high-performance AM grades with e-Xstream’s accurate printing process simulation solution will allow manufacturers and end-users to identify manufacturing issues before printing their material using DSM 3D printing thermoplastic grades.
DSM adds 3D-printing grades to Digimat to accelerate adoption of additive manufacturing
Royal DSM announces the addition of four additive manufacturing (AM) grades into Digimat-AM, an e-Xstream solution awarded by JEC World Innovation Award 2017, JEC Asia Innovation Award 2018 and finalist of ACE Award for Composite Excellence at CAMX 2018.
DSM adds 3D-printing grades to Digimat to accelerate adoption of polymer additive manufacturing
The combination of DSM’s high-performance AM grades with e-Xstream’s accurate printing process simulation solution will allow manufacturers and end-users to identify manufacturing issues before printing their material using DSM 3D printing thermoplastic grades. Digimat-AM enables them to work on high quality materials without wasting time and cost since they avoid hundreds of trials and errors and have the opportunity to print it first time right.
“DSM is a long-term partner and now we are very excited to join forces to further accelerate the adoption of polymer additive manufacturing. Combining DSM materials’ portfolio with Digimat modeling technology will allow to demonstrate the advantages of 3D printing in many applications at affordable costs”, says Guillaume Boisot, Business Development Manager at e-Xstream engineering.
Nirali Surati, Product manager Additive Manufacturing Solids at DSM commented: “Additive manufacturing is quickly evolving from prototyping into mainstream manufacturing. One of the most important enablers is the capability to predict the behavior and performance of 3D printed parts in applications. Thanks to the collaboration with e-Xstream Engineering our customers now have the toolbox to design and predict reliable parts with the performance required for their application.”
DSM is one of the few AM material companies to offer this to their customers.
In the next Digimat 2019.0 release, the digital twins of these materials will be available as Digimat material models to perform FFF process simulation and part performance prediction in the Digimat Additive Manufacturing Solution. The addition of these grades to the Digimat material database will help engineers to optimize materials, printers and parts in a fraction of the time and cost of the traditional build and test method. The improved accuracy provided by Digimat simulation makes it possible for DSM AM materials end-users to reduce weight, cost and time-to-market while reducing material testing and prototyping requirements.
DSM added four 3D printing grades into Digimat-AM database:
Novamid ID 1030, a high-quality polyamide 6/polyamide 66, whose unique properties enable parts with a good balance between stiffness, modulus and impact properties. Novamid ID1030 is easy to print and parts exhibit excellent interlayer strength and high surface quality.
Novamid ID 1030 -CF10, a 1% Carbon fiber reinforced PA6/66 filament designed for printing functional prototyping and industrial parts. Its excellent mechanical properties and smooth surface appearance make it ideal for a very broad range of applications that require robust mechanical performance at elevated temperatures (HDT up to 180°C) or light weight applications in various markets
Novamid ID 1070, a premium PA6 with very good mechanical performance due to unique co-polymer technology. This technology offers high stiffness due to high crystallinity and very high interlayer strength for demanding robust parts in PA6.
Arnite ID 3040, a high-performance engineering plastics that combines high strength and impact resistance with excellent processing characteristics. With a melting point a 255°C, Arnite ID 3040 is well suited for a broad range of automotive, electrical & electronic consumer goods applications.
“We are very excited to work with DSM on the characterization and simulation of their high performance FFF grades to answer a key challenge of today’s AM industry: the need of AM-focus numerical simulation models and tools. Working with a pioneer actor of the AM industry will also help continuously improving our Digimat Additive Manufacturing simulations. This recent joint effort on AM ultimately strengthens the long beneficial collaboration between e-Xstream and DSM.” – says Olivier Lietaer, Business Development Engineer for Additive Manufacturing at e-Xstream engineering.