John Doyle
Ansys Employee

Additive Print and WB-Additive are both capable of simulating a lumped layered Laser Powder Bed Fusion (LPBF) printing process at the macroscopic part level.  They are different tools with different intended enduser.  Additive Print is intended for use by 3D Print machine operators trying to get existing parts printed successfully.  WB-Additive is more intended for FEA folks designing parts from scratch with 3D Printing in mind.  So there is some overlap with what results these two products offer.

Additive Science is a tool intended to help calibrate 3D Print machine settings (laser power, laser diameter, laser speed, hatch spacing, etc.), to help understand how these inputs influence the quality of the melt pool at the microscopic level.  Additive Science can help users arrive at optimal machine settings for use in the macroscopic simulations done in WB- Additive or Additive Print.