Software and 3D Models

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
DTU TopOpt Topology optimization
e-Xstream Digimat Material simulation tool
GeonX Virfac Material and process simulation
GravitySketch GravitySketch VR-based modeling
MSC Simufact Metal AM build simulation
ParaMatters Inc. CogniCAD 2.0 Topology optimization
PTC GENERATE 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.