Just a few years ago, additive manufacturing (AM) was purely associated with rapid prototyping, research projects, and advanced engineering teams. Now many organizations are looking to AM as a production solution. To some this means manufacturing parts through an additive method, to others additive is essential for the creation of timely tooling. Altair provides software that goes beyond the creation of unique prototypes and provides a robust simulation toolchain to support production designs.
The distinctive organic looking parts that many consider a trademark additive manufacturing (AM) aesthetic, are created through a process called topology optimization. Altair® OptiStruct® is the original topology optimization structural design tool. While some are still discovering how this technology can help designers and engineers rapidly develop innovative, lightweight, and structurally efficient designs, for over two decades OptiStruct® has driven the design of products you see and use every day.
Advanced engineering simulation has traditionally been employed as virtual testing of a mature design. A task performed late during product development, just before building a physical prototype. Organizations mature in their digital transformation use Altair simulation technology early in the design process as part of concept design. To enable this shift, a new category of software has been created developed to accelerate design decisions.
In this panel discussion, Maoz Barkai, Product Manager at Oqton; Dr. Bastiaan Oud, Head of Strategy at SIMCON; and Joseph Flynn, Senior Specialist Simulation & Design Development at Altair, will delve into the latest innovative technologies and techniques used to create high-performing, sustainable, and cost-effective products. Drawing on their expertise, our panelists will explore how simulation, additive manufacturing, generative design, and AI can be leveraged to optimize product performance, reduce design and manufacturing time and costs, and advance sustainability goals. They will also examine the challenges and opportunities associated with incorporating these technologies into product development workflows. Whether you're a product designer, engineer, or sustainability professional, this discussion promises to offer valuable insights and inspiration for harnessing cutting-edge technologies to develop products that meet your performance, cost, and sustainability objectives.
Presented as part of Altair's 2023 Future.Industry conference.
Ford Motor Company began working with Altair more than 30 years ago to support the company’s product development activities. Today, the company employs Altair software globally to support the development of Ford cars, trucks, and heavy equipment. In this customer story, Ford Mexico team using Altair Additive Manufacturing and Optimization Solutions, created brackets with a better mechanical behavior and a more effective heat dissipation.
As our world transitions to renewable energy, making an unpredictable energy source reliable proves to be a challenge. One solution to this problem is storage technology, however, being able to scale this up provides its own challenges. But by quickly iterating at the lab and pilot plant scale, solutions to these challenges are found sooner. Exergy Solutions has achieved this by combining the latest lattice generating software with metal additive manufacturing and agile engineering. This has helped our client prove their technology and quicken the time to scale up this game-changing technology.