A Firm Grip on Lightweight Design - optimized components and massive savings thanks to Altair Inspire

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Würth Industrie Service GmbH & Co. KG (WIS) is an independent subsidiary of the Würth Group, providing integrated logistics solutions for automated, efficient supply of production materials as well as auxiliary and operating materials. The company offers individually tailored, logistical supply and service concepts such as scanner-supported rack systems and automated electronic ordering systems. In line with the company’s ultimate goals including innovation, cost reduction, and process optimization, WIS wanted to explore how simulation can be used to improve its products. As achieving a lightweight design was one of its main goals, the company started a collaboration project with Altair to perform topology optimizations on components of its KUKA robots. The project resulted in weight savings of 87%, leading to a reduction of repair costs by 94% and for used LED strips by 50%.

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