Manufacturing

Manufacturing

Altair offers a unique set of simulation tools to evaluate product feasibility, optimize the manufacturing process, and run virtual try-outs for many traditional, subtractive, and additive manufacturing processes. Users can validate designs early in the manufacturing process with the simplicity and affordability of the simulation software, as well as use optimization technology with specific manufacturing constraints to design better, more efficient products.

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3D Printing

3D Printing

Altair Inspire Print3D enables teams to cut product development and additive manufacturing costs by reducing material usage, print times, and post-processing. It provides a fast and accurate toolset for the design and process simulation of selective laser melting (SLM) parts. The easy-to-use advanced thermo-mechanical simulation enables design engineers to develop parts ready for additive manufacturing. By capturing behavior independent of the printer type, designers can evaluate and easily modify critical process variables.

Injection Molding

Injection Molding

Altair simulation tools provide a modern integrated approach for streamlining “design for manufacture” of injection molded components. From the initial design of the part, understanding the injection molding process, to material mapping of reinforced engineering polymers, the structural and fatigue performance of parts are efficiently analyzed and optimized. Designers and engineers are enabled to easily explore options and deliver improved products, reduce scrap and tooling rework costs.

Casting

Casting

Altair’s offering includes a fast casting process simulation software that allows the user to enhance and optimize their manufactured components in order to avoid typical casting defects. Altair Inspire Cast is a simulation environment focused on creating high-quality components with increased profitability through a highly intuitive user experience catering to beginners and experts alike. Additional casting simulations products are accessible through the Altair Partner Alliance.

Metal Forming

Metal Forming

Altair Inspire Form is a sheet metal forming simulation software that enables users to optimize their products for manufacturing, with the consideration of early formability, material utilization and cost. Cold and hot sheet metal forming, tube bending, hydroforming, and composite forming are supported. Run early manufacturing feasibility analysis within seconds or perform advanced process validation, optimization, and virtual try-outs leveraging an accurate, highly-scalable solution.

Extrusion

Extrusion

Every extrusion company is looking to eliminate costly prototypes and reduce redesign cycles. With Altair, advanced physics simulations are now accessible to organizations of all sizes. Altair Inspire Extrude is a simulation solution for both metal and polymer extrusion. It helps achieve productivity gains by reducing product development costs and improve extrusion quality, increasing production yield. Lower scrap rates can be achieved by exploring process improvements on a virtual press.

Process Manufacturing

Process Manufacturing

Altair EDEM™ software is being used by top-tier process manufacturing companies in the pharmaceutical, chemical, consumer packaged goods, and asphalt industries worldwide to optimize the performance of equipment handling and processing bulk solids. EDEM enables companies to accurately simulate and analyze the behavior of particles, from powders to tablets, providing key information on processes otherwise difficult or sometimes impossible to measure.