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UL partner 3DSIM named RAPID + TCT 2017 Innovation Award finalist for second consecutive year

May 23, 2017

3DSIM, LLC, a software company providing Additive Manufacturing (AM) simulation products and services and UL partner, was one of four finalists for the prestigious RAPID + TCT Exhibitor Innovation Award for the second consecutive year. The RAPID + TCT Innovation Award recognizes the most innovative new products or services exhibited at RAPID + TCT that are judged to have the greatest potential impact on the industry. This year 3DSIM presented its latest product, exaSIM™ – an easy-to-use, cloud-based simulation tool designed to give users rapid, predictive insight into metal powder bed fusion processes.

“We are grateful to RAPID + TCT for recognizing the impact 3DSIM’s exaSIM software tools can have on the AM industry,” said Dr. Stucker, CEO  and a Co-founder of 3DSIM, LLC. “Our exaSIM software has the potential to dramatically reduce the costs involved in metal AM by reducing build failures, providing Design for AM feedback, and helping operators understand how best to set up their builds.”

exaSIM is a physics-based AM process simulation tool.  Part distortion and residual stress accumulation due to the layer-by-layer addition of materials in AM is predicted and output to the user.  exaSIM also provides an ability to generate supports based upon residual stress accumulation patterns, conduct trend analyses, and determine optimum part orientations prior to a build, rather than iterating experimentally.  exaSIM considerably reduces the time, costs, and risks associated with AM production.



3DSIM is a rapidly growing company based in Park City, Utah, USA. Focused on creating software tools that enable physics-based predictions of the outcomes of additive manufacturing processes before building a part, 3DSIM’s vision is to move the additive manufacturing industry from empirically-driven to simulation-driven innovation.  3DSIM’s simulation tools help machine users, part designers, researchers, machine manufacturers and material providers dramatically increase their rate of innovation, thus enabling rapid qualification of additively manufactured parts and components. Learn more at