TROY, Mich., March 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Altair presents at this year's HANNOVER MESSE, April 25 - 29, the latest version of its simulation software suite HyperWorks® 14.0, its concept design and optimization tools solidThinking Evolve® and Inspire® 2016, and new design processes for the development and manufacturing of innovative products. In addition, Altair will host: "ATCx AM - Design for Additive Manufacturing," a conference included in the overall program of the CAE Forum. The Altair program takes place on April 27 in Hall 6, starting at 1pm and offers an afternoon filled with presentations from partners such as Laser Zentrum Nord, Materialise, and voxeljet as well as customers such as EDAG and RUAG Space. The companies will present technologies and solutions for additive manufacturing, spanning from design to actual 3D printing.
Altair showcases the entire development and manufacturing processes of a cast aluminum component jointly with its partners HBM nCode, presenting its solutions at the Altair booth, and voxeljet, exhibiting adjacent to Altair. The component was designed and optimized with Inspire, then nCode DesignLife was applied to conduct a fatigue analysis and finally solidThinking's Click2Cast software was used for a casting simulation. The created design resulted in a casting form, 3D-printed by voxeljet. This process ensured that the component benefited from all of the positive characteristics 3D printing and casting offer. Thanks to the optimized design inspired by nature, created with Inspire, and the application of a 3D-printed cast form with voxeljet solutions, manufacturers can now benefit from the design freedom 3D printing offers while taking advantages such as being fit for series production and a higher cost efficiency that casting provides. In addition, the component also had a better performance than traditionally manufactured parts. Depending on the load case, the new component was 3 to 5 times stiffer, without having to add weight.
Altair also shows its solutions for laser additive manufacturing methods together with Laser Zentrum Nord. Throughout 2016, the companies will offer trainings in which engineers and designers can learn how to develop and design state of the art metal 3D-printed products. The companies also collaborate on projects for various customers from different industries, such as automotive and aerospace, and will present case studies resulting from this cooperation.
"We are happy to welcome HBM nCode and Laser Zentrum Nord at our booth," said Mirko Bromberger, Director Marketing and Additive Manufacturing Strategies at Altair Engineering. "Both companies are important partners for development and production, especially with regards to new development and manufacturing processes. The visitors of Hannover Messe can expect a very broad and informative program, highlighting solutions for the different production and engineering disciplines."
In the course of CAE Forum at HANNOVER MESSE 2016, Altair will organize and moderate the symposium: "Design for Additive Manufacturing " featuring these presentations:
- Structures Inspired by Nature for 3D Printing - Technology Symbiosis of Topology Optimization and Additive Manufacturing - Altair
- Key Aspects of Design for Additive Manufacturing - LZN
- Development of a Flexibly Manufactured A-pillar Inspired by Nature for the EDAG "Light Cocoon" Project - EDAG
- Development processes for the innovative manufacturing of mold components - Altair
- Realizing part optimization by 3D printing - voxeljet
- Design for Additive Manufacturing: Challenges and Opportunities for Space Structures - RUAG Space
- Design for Additive Manufacturing - Case Study: AM Pressure Valve - Materialise
Visit Altair at HANNOVER MESSE 2016, hall 7/booth B32 and on Wednesday, April 27 starting at 1.00pm at the CAE-Forum in hall 6.
Altair is focused on the development and broad application of simulation technology to synthesize and optimize designs, processes and decisions for improved business performance. Privately held with more than 2,000 employees, Altair is headquartered in Troy, Michigan, USA and operates more than 45 offices throughout 22 countries. Today, Altair serves more than 5,000 corporate clients across broad industry segments. To learn more, please visit www.altair.com.
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