Additive Manufacturing (AM) has become a constantly growing up technology due to the suitability and flexibility in terms of geometry and material diversity. It is applied in high value damaged part repairs from aeronautical, medical and molds and die sectors. This paper proposes an Application Programing interface(API) to be implemented in a commercial software (NX-Siemens) with the main objective of covering a full solution to AM simulation challenges. Experimental tests were carried out in a case of study in order to verify the suitability and reliability of the developed API. The selected material (Hastelloy X) is an additional challenge to be faced; some trials were performed to obtain optimal parameters for this material. [All rights reserved Elsevier].
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