The following are software products that support design for additive manufacturing. They have been excerpted from Wohlers Report 2021.
|Additive Works||Amphyon||Simulation-based process preparation software for metal poweder bed fusion|
|Adobe||Photoshop CC||3D design tools and color management|
|Altair Engineering||Inspire||Topology optimization|
|Altair Engineering||SIMSOLID||Meshless topology optimization|
|Altair Engineering||Inspire Print3D||Simulation-based process preparation software for metal poweder bed fusion|
|Autodesk||Project Shapeshifter||Browser-based tool for generating geometric shapes and exporting them for 3D printing|
|Autodesk||Within Medical||Lattice structures for orthopedic industry, porous coatings for implants|
|Dassault Systèmes||Tosca Structure||Topology optimization for FEA packages including Abaqus, ANSYS, and MSC Nastran|
|Desktop Metal||Live Parts||Generative design and topology optimization software|
|e-Xstream||Digimat||Material simulation tool|
|GeonX||Virfac||Material and process simulation|
|MSC||Simufact||Metal AM build simulation|
|ParaMatters Inc.||CogniCAD 2.0||Topology optimization|
|Siemens||NX||High-end CAD that integrates topology optimization, lattice structures, and support generation|
The following are sources of 3D models for download, many of which can be made into products using AM.
|CGTrader||3D models for games, movies, 3D printing industry, and other applications|
|3D Warehouse||Google's collection of 3D models|
|TurboSquid||3D models for purchas|
|Sketchfab||Publish and browse 3D models on-line in real-time without plug-in|
|Thingiverse||Open online model repository|
For additional information, see Wohlers Report 2021, an annual worldwide progress report on the additive manufacturing and 3D printing state of the industry.