Use Cases: SimPARTIX® in practice

Whether in scientific or technical applications, SimPARTIX® is used successfully in many sectors.

SimPARTIX® can be used to simulate technological applications using particle-based methods efficiently and accurately.

Studies in additive manufacturing, powder technology, machining, microelectronics and photovoltaics are among the many projects completed with SimPARTIX® to date. In order to guarantee meaningful results from the simulations, fundamental scientific research in all sectors was first undertaken at the Fraunhofer IWM. These scientific studies, which have been documented in numerous articles in international journals, form the foundation for applications in industry and engineering.

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Solid particle erosion

How does the particle shape affect the erosion of a surface upon impact?


Metal powder bed fusion

How do process parameters influence material properties of the manufactured part?


Polymer powder bed fusion

How to identify process parameter windows yielding optimal part properties?


Additive Manufacturing

How can I achieve homogeneous material properties and a smooth surface for additive manufactured parts?


Die filling

How can I obtain detailed information about the density distribution after filling a cavity with metallic powder in order to increase the dimensional accuracy of the component?


Tape casting

What flow situation results when pouring a ceramic slurry? How can I optimize this flow in order to obtain more homogeneous tapes?



How can I predict the densification behavior of a ceramic powder during the sintering process and, in particular, avoid cracking?


Screen printing

How can the printing process for multi-layer circuits be modeled accurately in order to obtain a prognosis for the quality of the printed circuit?


Wire sawing

Which stresses are applied to the silicon ingot during the cutting process? What are the influences of the shape of the cutting grains as well as wire tension and velocity on the resulting wafer surface?


Magnetorheological fluids

How does the shear stress transmission work on a microscopic scale? How can the shear stress transmission be enhanced by tayloring the suspension properties?


Abrasive machining

What are  the exact mechanisms for the deburring of edges using abrasive suspensions? Which process parameters enhance or reduce the material removal rate on the work piece edges?


Erosive wear

Which parameters influence the erosion of a surface caused by particle impacts? What are suitable measures in order to minimize erosive wear?



How can we predict the structure of the sediment deposit, which is generated during the drying of suspensions (e.g. at ink-jet printing)?


Dental care

Identification of important interaction mechanism in the toothbrush-toothpaste-enamel tribosystem for the optimization of the cleansing efficiency and the reduction of the wear risk on the enamel.


Powder compacting

How do density gradients during powder compaction evolve and how could they be avoided? What is the correlation between pressing schedules and internal stresses and the corresponding risk of developing defects?


Cohesive powders

How do complex flow characteristics influence the density distribution of a powder? And how can such characteristics be modeled in the simulation?



How to build 3D shapes by paste extrusion? How do platelets and spheres within the paste affect its rheology and processability?


Magnetic pulse welding

How to quickly join two dissimilar metals? What happens at the interface during the high velocity impact?


Material extrusion-based additive manufacturing

How does the paste rheology affect the deposition behavior of extruded filaments?


Magnetic assisted abrasive flow machining

How does a magnetic field gradient influence the performance of an abrasive suspension?


Slag sand comminution

How does the porosity of a slag sand affect its comminution behavior?