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For Simulation-Driven Design

Simulation-Driven Design & Manufacturing

Upfront simulation, starting very early in the development cycle, is key to unlock product performance and design better manufacturable products. That’s when team collaboration, quick evaluations, and rapid convergence are of the utmost importance. Altair Inspire is an intuitive and powerful family of software products that enable simulation-driven design throughout the entire product development lifecycle. When used early in the design process, the Inspire tools enable the creation of designs that are focused on both performance and manufacturability and empower users to explore, develop, and manufacture high-performance products in a single easy-to-use development environment.
With Inspire products, designers are able to conceive and validate innovative design ideas, while analysts create and modify geometry quickly, getting an immediate understanding of the design’s performance and manufacturability for even the most complex parts and large assemblies.


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Altair SimSolid

Structural Analysis for Rapid Design Iterations

By performing structural analyses on fully featured CAD assemblies within minutes, SimSolid is the game-changing simulation technology for designers, engineers, and analysts. It eliminates geometry preparation and meshing: the two most time-consuming, expertise-extensive, and error-prone tasks performed in a conventional structural simulation.

Multiple design scenarios can be simulated quickly under real-life conditions. Early CAD models, in any common format, can be used. SimSolid tolerance of imprecise geometry means that, unlike CAD-embedded simulation tools, there is no need to simplify complex geometries before analyzing designs.

SimSolid supports all typical connections (bolt/nut, bonded, welds, rivets, sliding) and analysis of linear static, modal, thermal properties, along with more complex coupled, nonlinear, transient dynamic effects. Providing the simulation power to help quicker engineering decisions, it aids development of quality products faster to beat competitors to market.

Altair Inspire

Accelerate Simulation-Driven Design

Applied early in the product development lifecycle, Inspire accelerates the creation, optimization, and study of innovative, structurally efficient parts and assemblies through collaboration.

Inspire’s award winning user experience for geometry creation and modification can be learned in just a few hours, and delivers dependable Altair solver power:

  • Structural analysis with the speed and accuracy of Altair SimSolid™ – as independently validated by NAFEMS – provides the ability to analyze large assemblies and complex parts.
  • Dynamic motion simulation, including loads extraction, using the reliable multi-body systems analysis of Altair MotionSolve™.
  • The industry standard for structural efficiency, topology optimization by Altair OptiStruct™, for the generative design of practical, viable, and manufacturable geometry.

Inspire enables both simulation analysts and designers to perform what-if studies faster, easier, and above all earlier, encouraging collaboration and reducing product time to market.

Altair Inspire Print3D

Efficient Design for Additive Manufacturing

Inspire Print3D accelerates the creation, optimization, and study of innovative, structurally efficient 3D-printed parts, providing a fast and accurate toolset for the design and process simulation of selective laser melting (SLM) parts.

Engineers can quickly understand changes to process or design that affect manufacturability, then export part and support structure geometry to major printer preparation software to produce the part. As a result, teams to cut product development and additive manufacturing costs by reducing material usage, print times, and post-processing.

Starting from either topology optimization results or an imported CAD geometry, support structures can be easily generated and optimized. Design alternatives can be quickly explored and evaluated without leaving the familiar Inspire user environment.

The advanced thermo-mechanical simulation enables design engineers to develop parts ready for additive manufacturing. By capturing behavior independent of the printer type, with Inspire Print3D designers can evaluate and easily modify critical process variables. Reducing expensive trial and error by simulating part build, cooling, cutting and springback, Inspire Print3D delivers designs having the fewest supports, optimally oriented on the print bed.

Inspire Print3D simplifies the identification and correction of potential deformation, delamination and excessive heating issues before building a part.

Altair Inspire Cast

Fast, Easy, Accurate, and Affordable Casting Simulation

Inspire Cast software is a fast, easy, accurate, and affordable casting simulation environment focused on creating high quality components with increased profitability through a highly intuitive user experience. It is the only tool that caters to beginners and experts alike, from product designers to foundry engineers. Right from early design phase, users can visualize typical casting defects such as air entrapment, shrinkage porosity, cold shuts, or mold degradation and rectifies them avoiding costly downstream corrections.

Guided process templates offer five easy steps to simulate gravity die, gravity sand, investment, high pressure, low pressure die casting, and tilt pouring. Inspire Cast’s innovative experience enables users to increase product quality and design better products with a few hours of training.

Altair Inspire Form

Complete Stamping Simulation Environment

Inspire Form is a complete stamping simulation environment that can effectively be used by product designers and process engineers to optimize designs, simulate robust manufacturing and reduce material costs.

With the fast and easy feasibility module, users can analyze parts in seconds to predict formability early in the product development cycle. The automated blank nesting proposes an efficient layout of the flattened blank on the sheet coil to maximize material utilization.

The tryout module includes a highly scalable incremental solver, helping users to iterate and simulate multi-stage forming, trimming and springback in a modern and intuitive user interface, reducing complexity and making the production of high quality parts more economical.

Altair Inspire Extrude Metal

Design for Efficient Metal Extrusion

Every extrusion company is looking to eliminate costly prototypes and reduce redesign cycles. Now advanced physics simulations are accessible to organizations of all sizes. Inspire Extrude Metal is an easy-to-learn tool that enables simulation to be used by any engineer or designer to increase their understanding of how profile features and process variables interact for any particular metal alloy. It will help your team achieve productivity gains by reducing product development costs and improve extrusion quality, increasing production yield and customer satisfaction.

Make better design decisions by detecting potential defects before a die is built. Even the most complex profiles can be validated for production with Inspire Extrude Metal. Using the geometry creation and simplification tools, CAD can be quickly de-featured and modified inside the tool, ensuring potential profile distortion, damage from deflection, backend contamination, charge weld defects, bad seam weld, bad grain size, overheating profile quality, and poor surface quality issues are corrected early in development.

Lower scrap rates can be achieved by exploring process improvements on a virtual press. Simulation allows you to see inside your production line and fine-tune process variables to reduce visible and invisible defects. Inspire Extrude Metal provides quick studies of extrusion die performance, an understanding of profile deformation, visualization of temperatures in the part, modeling of the elastic and elasto-plastic properties of the tool assembly, correcting die using automatic bearing optimization, predictions of quenching rates.

Altair Inspire Extrude Polymer

Design for Efficient Polymer Extrusion

Every extrusion company is looking to eliminate costly prototypes and reduce redesign cycles. Now advanced physics simulations are accessible to organizations of all sizes. Inspire Extrude Polymer is an easy-to-learn tool that enables simulation to be used by any engineer or designer to increase their understanding of how profile features and process variables interact for any particular polymer. It will help your team achieve productivity gains by reducing product development costs and improve extrusion quality, increasing production yield and customer satisfaction.

Make better design decisions by detecting potential defects before a die is built. Even the most complex profiles can be validated for production with Inspire Extrude Polymer. Using the geometry creation and simplification tools, CAD can be quickly de-featured and modified inside the tool, ensuring potential defects such as unbalanced flow, overheating profile quality, and poor surface quality issues are corrected early in development.

Altair Inspire Mold

Design for Injection Molding

Injection molding of plastics is an established, proven industrial manufacturing process for the mass production of identical components. Inspire Mold provides a modern integrated approach to streamline design for manufacturing (DfM) of injection molded components. Simulation is finally democratized and placed in the hands of designers and product engineers early in the development cycle, enabling easy exploration of options and delivering improved products, reduced scrap, and tooling rework costs.

Understand how the mold fills with a fast analysis, then dig deeper into the process with a detailed simulation of all the advanced physics.

Virtual testing, validation, correction, and optimization of molding designs can be easily performed through a five-step workflow, providing access to evaluation of injection molded part manufacturability that mitigates common manufacturing defects (warping, sink marks, short shots, etc.) long before a mold is made.

Altair offers a comprehensive set of solutions to develop innovative, manufacturable products faster: from the initial design of the part and understanding the injection molding process, to material mapping of reinforced engineering polymers and efficiently analyzing and optimizing the structural and fatigue performance of complex parts.