As the usage of CNC technologies to drive additive rather than subtractive processes increases, so does the importance of simulating material addition, both to prevent collisions as material is added and for CAE analysis of the in-process part as the material is added step by step.

MachineWorks software fully supports material addition and removal in the same in-process model delivering a clean, watertight, noise free polygonal boundary representation mesh perfect for additive manufacturing and suitable for use within finite-element, finite-difference and similar analyses.