Optimization of an Aerospace Casting: Altair Inspire™

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Solidiform, an aluminum aerospace investment casting foundry in Fort Worth, Texas had been casting an aircraft instrument housing for a defense supplier customer. Solidiform’s customer was looking to reduce weight on the aircraft the housing was used on with the objective of reducing fuel consumption. Using design optimization with Altair Inspire™ technology and the expertise of two other companies, Solidiform used a simulation-driven design approach to create a design that could bring their customer annual fuel savings.
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