Result Types for Binder Sinter

3D printing analysis for Binder Sintering produces results for Displacement, Sinter Deviation, Relative Density, Temperature, and Volume Change.


The displacement result type shows how much the part’s shape will deform from its initial shape during the baking process. The areas of the part shown in red will have the most displacement from the part’s initial shape. If the part was scaled (that is, one or more of the scale factors was set to >1), the displacement will be based on the scaled shape. If the initial part shape is the same as the desired final part shape, then this result will be identical to the Sinter Deviation result.

When reviewing displacement results, you should check that the order of magnitude of the displacement and the shape of the deformation make sense. Use the Animation tools on the Analysis Explorer to view the shape of the deformation. Setters can help mitigate the part’s displacement.

Sinter Deviation

This result shows the deviation of the part shape from the desired final part shape/dimensions.

Relative Density

This result shows how the relative density of the part increases through the sintering process to reach maximum densification. The density of the part is presented through the ratio of the solid density and called relative density.


This result type shows the part’s temperature at each node of the part during the sintering process.

The temperature of the part can be either computed using the law of conservation of energy or assigned as per the temperature curve. When the latter option is used, we assume the part is the same (uniform) temperature as the value in the curve.

Volume Change

This result shows how the volume of each element changes during the sintering process. This will help to understand how the volume is changing locally.

Interlaminar Crack

This result shows cracks between powder layers after sintering.

Intralaminar Crack

This result shows cracks within powder layers after sintering.

Layer Orientation

This result shows how powder layers are aligned to each other after sintering. You can see a composite of the X, Y, and Z directions (default), or use the dropdown menu in the Analysis Explorer window to filter layer alignment by each direction.

Grain Size

This result shows the final material grain size in the printed part. Smaller grain size indicates greater material strength in the part.