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Using Altair EDEM for Process Manufacturing

Watch examples of applications of Altair EDEM in the pharmaceutical, food, chemicals and additive manufacturing industries.

EDEM software, powered by the Discrete Element Method (DEM), enables companies to accurately simulate and analyze the behavior of bulk solids, providing key informatio

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EDEM simulation of Powder Raking in Additive Manufacturing

This simulation models over 8 million particles of less than 0.3mm in size. Large amounts of tiny particles are common in Additive Manufacturing applications. This video shows powder raking and how EDEM tools can be used to analyze voidage, partic...

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EDEM simulation of Powder Dosing Wheel in Additive Manufacturing

In this collaboration with The Barnes Group Advisors, EDEM has been used to get an insight into the functioning of the material delivery system used in an additive manufacturing printer. Two powders with different flowability were characterized an...

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EDEM simulation of Hopper Discharge for Powders

This video shows the analysis of the hopper discharge process for powders. EDEM allows coloring the powders by layers, velocity and residence time. Additionally, the set-up of bins enables collecting, extracting and plotting data such as mass flow...

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EDEM simulation of Screw Auger handling Powders

This video compares the behavior of two different powders in a screw auger – one of the powders being highly cohesive and the other one free flowing. EDEM provides key insight into the discharge of the hopper, the compressive force acting on the p...

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EDEM simulation of a Pin Mill

Pin mills are widely used across many industries to comminute bulk solids like chemicals, sugar, herbicides and resins. In this video EDEM is used to simulate and analyze material size reduction in a pin mill, using the Tavares Breakage Model to a...

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EDEM simulation of Die Filling for Pharmaceutical Powders

This video shows the analysis of the feed frame for the die filling process for pharmaceutical powders. EDEM allows the use of colors to differentiate powders by type, velocity and residence time. Additionally, the set-up of bins enables collectin...

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EDEM simulation of Powder Mixing in High Shear Granulator

The video presents how EDEM can be used to analyze the mixing efficiency within a High Shear Granulator filled with 10 million particles. In this example, the mixing process of two powders with different particle size is shown. EDEM allows to visu...

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EDEM simulation of Food processing Extruder

This video was part of a project with Micron, where EDEM was used to model a food processing extruder. Using EDEM software it was possible to simulate how the material turns into a solid under high compression at the extruder nozzle. In addition, ...

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EDEM simulation of Tablet Coating

The EDEM Application Programming Interface (API) is used to create custom contact models and properties to simulate tablet coating process. The video demonstrates how EDEM can be used as a predictive tool to perform virtual testing and investigate...

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EDEM simulation of Wet Mixing - Liquid Transfer in a Drum Mixer

In this example, EDEM’s Application Programming Interface (API) can be used to introduce custom physics to the simulation, allowing particles to have a liquid content. Here, particles with a water content are added into a mixer containing powder. ...

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EDEM simulation of Tablet Compaction

In this video EDEM is used to simulate and analyze a tablet compaction process, using the Edinburgh Elasto-Plastic Adhesion contact model (EEPA) to capture the complex behavior of the powders. EDEM enables users to obtain key micro-mechanical info...

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Virtual Panel - Using the Discrete Element Method to simulate pharmaceutical manufacturing processes

Watch this virtual panel presentation & discussion to hear insights from 4 industry experts on the use of the Discrete Element Method as a modelling tool for optimizing pharmaceutical manufacturing processes.

Topics covered:

• Challenges of understanding powder systems
• Typical DEM a

Webinars

Explore Design Options and Streamline Manufacturability Using Altair Manufacturing Platform

Designing consumer electronics for mass production requires a team of experts focusing on various aspects of design and manufacturing process. With a fragmented engineering process, exchange of models and information can cost valuable time in a competitive landscape.

This webinar presents Altair’

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Altair's 2020 Data Analytics Summit

James R. Scapa brings more than 35 years of engineering experience to his dual role of chairman and CEO of Altair, a title he has held since the company's inception in 1985.

Through Scapa's leadership, the company is now a global technology company that provides software and cloud solutions in th

Presentations

Digital Twin Design Process for Efficient Development and Operation of a Customized Robot

In a joint project MX3D, ABB, and Altair demonstrated how a 3D printed robot can be improved by using a digital twin process to achieve more precise positioning.

White Papers

Applying large-scale 3D Printing and Digital Twin technologies to the factory floor

ABB, MX3D, and Altair demonstrate how Industry 4.0 will deliver customized manufacturing equipment.

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Using EDEM at Astec, Inc.

Andrew Hobbs, Chief DEM/CFD Engineer at Astec, Inc. shares his experience using EDEM software. Astec is a global leader in the hot mix asphalt plant industry and Andrew's main focus in on applying fluid and particle simulation to better understand and improve hot mix asphalt equipment design.

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Applications of EDEM in the steelmaking process

This eBook discusses how EDEM bulk material simulation can be used to optimize a range of operations and processes as part of the steelmaking process.

- Raw material handling: transfer chutes, coal wagons, bucket elevators & screw augers
- Processes: breakage, crushing, mixing,

eBooks

Modeling Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Processes with EDEM

In this webinar, learn more about EDEM simulation technology and how it can help optimize a range of processes including mixing, coating and die filling.

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Applications of EDEM for Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Processes

This eBook provides an overview of common challenges involving particulates such as poor mixing, uneven coating, and pill breakage. It introduces EDEM - Discrete Element Method (DEM) software - and goes through examples of applications including m...

eBooks

Driving Design from Concept to Manufacturing with Inspire

Altair Inspire has rapidly advanced from a topology optimization tool for designers to a design environment spanning industrial design, structural simulation and optimization, motion analysis and manufacturing simulation.

Presentations

Altair EDEM - Mixing in Tablet Coater

Altair EDEM is high-performance software for bulk and granular material simulation. This short video demonstrates a typical workflow to Investigate inter-tablet coating uniformity and assess mixing in the coating pan.

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Training - Nonlinear Static & Dynamic Analysis With Pretension Effects Using OptiStruct

Nonlinear Static & Dynamic Analysis With Pretension Effects Using OptiStruct

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Training - Mechanism Design & Analysis Using Inspire

With Altair Inspire Motion we can link components of a mechanism together using various types of joints and contacts to simulate the real-world connections in an assembly.

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Altair for Process Manufacturing

Any industry that produces bulk quantities of goods, including pharmaceuticals, food, chemicals, or cosmetics is seeking to improve product quality and get their products to market quicker.

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From Composites Design to production with Altair HyperWorks

Walk Through the Journey of Advanced Composites with Altair

Watch the on-demand recordings and find out how Altair's composites solutions can help you design and analyze structures ready for production.

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Composite Pressure Vessel Design and Simulation

Composite Pressure Vessels (CPV) play an important role in the emerging market for the fuel cell electric vehicles, but there are also numerous more traditional application areas for CPVs. The filament winding process used for the manufacturing of...

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Simulating the Performance of Fiber-Reinforced Injection Molded Parts

In this demonstration we show the full process of manufacturing injection molded parts to component performance in virtual process. The outcome is injection molded parts with desired mechanical performance with minimal experimental testing.

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Material Characterization of Continuous Fiber Composites

Availability of material data is a major bottleneck in simulating composite structures. Material suppliers’ datasheets or handbook values do not represent the actual properties resulting from the company’s manufacturing processes. On the other han...

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Efficient Simulation of 3D Printed Lattice Structures

3D printed lattice structures increase the design freedom in areas of the design where, for example, the full stiffness of the material is not needed, or a specific anisotropic material behavior is beneficial. At the same time the high geometric c...

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Efficient Design Certification Calculations with HyperWorks Integrated Composites Stress Toolbox

In this demonstration, you will learn about efficient design and post-processing of complex laminated composite structures.

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Introducing Altair EDEM

Altair's acquisition of DEM Solutions allows customers to design and develop power machinery while simultaneously optimizing how this equipment processes and handles bulk materials. EDEM's Discrete Element Method tool interfaces with Altair's lead...

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