3DSIM is advancing AM through simulation by providing a comprehensive suite of metal AM simulation tools for production and research organizations.  3DSIM enables physics-based predictions of part distortion, defects, and more, before building a part.  3DSIM software helps machine users avoid build failures; part designers successfully design for AM; researchers understand the physics of AM; machine manufacturers develop better machines; and material providers develop new powders.  3DSIM is increasing the rate of innovation in AM and enabling rapid qualification of AM parts and components.