The primary goal of any machine building project is to achieve perfectly running production of high-quality products. By leveraging accurate virtual prototypes, seamless production can be ensured earlier in the development process to help assess and improve product profitability.
The increasing complexity of machines requires active management of technical risks in product line development and customer implementation projects. This can be achieved through multiphysics simulation and model-based development to gain a deeper understanding of the phenomena and root-causes of unwanted behavior. Altair’s integrated product and process simulation tools allow a holistic view of the system from different roles to ensure perfectly running production earlier.
A targeted simulation can reveal corrective measures to reduce the noise level in the production facility. Structural optimization can be used to identify cost-effective design alternatives and precise multi-body simulation enables acoustic optimization. With targeted mass savings and mass damping, manufacturers can reduce vibration and determine constructive measures for reducing sound emission.
Consistent lightweight design throughout the machine helps reduce production, processing, and maintenance costs while also cutting production and idle times. Additionally, commissioning lightweight components benefits from reduced loading times on the way to the customer as well as faster set-up time at the customer's site. Lightweight design results from Altair® Inspire™ and Altair® OptiStruct® consider a variety of manufacturing processes including welded construction, plastic injection molding, sheet metal forming, casting, milling, 3D printing, and more.