ANSYS, a Pittsburgh-based developer of engineering simulation software, has acquired 3DSIM of Park City. 3DSIM develops additive manufacturing simulation technology. The acquisition of 3DSIM gives ANSYS a complete additive manufacturing simulation workflow application. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

According to a release from ANSYS, the combined ANSYS-3DSIM simulation software helps overcome risks inherent in the additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing. Unexpected metal melt causing product failure is among the problems encountered in the process.

Customers for the 3DSIM process include aerospace and automotive OEMs, parts manufacturers, metal additive manufacturing machine producers and leading research labs.

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