Inspire Print 3D

Metal Binder Jetting

Image shows a motorcycle suspension comprising an additive manufactured metal component made by 3D printing process.

Often used for creating complex, high-precision metal or ceramic parts for tooling, binder jetting (BJT) selectively deposits a liquid binding agent over selected areas of a powder bed. The part is created layer by layer where the binder bonds the powder particles rather than by fusion. The printed “green body” part is then post-processed and consolidated by infiltration and sintering.

With Inspire Print3D, it’s easy to define the print part, oven, orientation, and setters for a metal BJT simulation, then perform a shrinkage and compensation analysis.

Key Features

Check Stability

Perform a quick preliminary analysis of the part’s stability as it rests on the oven base.

Part Lifting

Calculate the deformations and stresses related to the part’s surfaces when in contact with the oven base.

Grain Size

Shows the final material grain size after a sintering analysis.

Warning for Part Toppling

Warns users if the part is likely to topple during the sintering process.

Crack Prediction

Predicts occurrences of interlaminar/intralaminar cracks and layer orientation.

Predict Sintering Effects

Predict and quantify post-sintering deformations and compare the deviation from the original CAD shape for better decisions regarding setters, orientation, and process conditions.