Print to Perform

Simulation for Additive Manufacturing

Digital Thread for Additive Manufacturing

Dassault Systèmes offers a full portfolio of integrated applications for additive manufacturing that connect across multiple disciplines—design, manufacturing and simulation. The 3DEXPERIENCE platform provides a rich set of applications identified within these key themes:

3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace

The most seamless way to get your parts made and collaborate with leading digital manufacturers worldwide.

In-Silico Material Engineering

Materials are core to any additive process—from first principles using molecular dynamics/quantum mechanics—is core to any materials research for additive, whether polymers or metal alloys.



Function-driven Generative Design

Our function-driven design tools, backed by multiphysics simulation-based optimization and predictive analytics, has led to a new design practice for innovation.

Process Design & Production Plan

Print to Perform focuses on the core theme of Virtual Printing, our powerful general purpose framework for simulating additive manufacturing processes, materials and scales.

Global Production System

Global production enables additive manufacturing farms or factories where the entire process—from manufacturing and machining to creating the final part—can be scheduled for production in an optimal manner.

Virtual Printing

Our virtual printing solution delivers the following key capabilities:

  • Accurate, validated and reliable solutions
  • Inherent strain and full thermal-mechanical solutions
  • Micro-structure predictions, as-built material properties, and residual stresses
  • Failure predictions, process induced (crack initiation and growth) or machine induced (recoater collisions)
  • Post-processing effects: build plate removal and heat treatment
  • In-service assessment and fatigue life predictions of manufactured parts

The digital thread provided by the 3DEXPERIENCE platform ensures the connection between these powerful and intuitive applications, and is key to producing functional parts using additive manufacturing methods.


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Learn how companies and universities are using our additive solutions

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Customer References


  • Boeing (Keynote presentation: Science in the Age of Experience 2018)
  • DuPont (Testimonial video)
  • SIMTech (Keynote presentation: Science in the Age of Experience 2018)


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