Peter Kernan

Simulating FDM Printing in SolidWorks

Discussion created by Peter Kernan on Jun 26, 2020
Latest reply on Jul 27, 2020 by Kritesh Anand

Hi all,


I am currently doing my thesis, which deals with comparing polymer/clay nanocomposites that have been produced using both injection moulding and FDM printing and how the flow through the inlet/nozzle affects the properties. So far I have gone through tutorials and practised doing injection moulding using SolidWorks, but I am struggling to see if it is possible to do that with FDM within SolidWorks.


Is it possible to simulate the FDM process within SolidWorks? If so, are there any tutorials on how to do that?


Many thanks in advance.