Altair and solidThinking present solutions for simulation-driven design and additive manufacturing at EuroMold 2014
Altair announced today that the company will present its latest solutions for virtual product development at EuroMold 2014 in Frankfurt, Germany, from November 25-28. With HyperWorks® 13.0, solidThinking Inspire® 2014, solidThinking Evolve® 2014 and offerings from the Altair Partner Alliance, Altair offers a broad computer-aided engineering (CAE) software portfolio for design and engineering.
During EuroMold, Altair will host the Additive Manufacturing Design & Engineering Symposium, part of the show's CAE forum dedicated to simulation methods and approaches, on November 26 in Hall 8/G 161. In addition, Altair and solidThinking will exhibit in Hall 8/G 159. This combined presence supports the message of a profound paradigm shift in product development and will focus on simulation-driven design, design optimization, and design for additive manufacturing. At the booth and during the symposium, Altair and solidThinking will present methods and processes for component design to fully leverage additive manufacturing, or 3D printing.
The use of 3D printing makes it possible to produce very complex structures, which were hitherto either impossible to make or required tremendous effort and significant cost using traditional production methods. To fully exploit the potential of 3D printing, it is important to optimize component design using topology optimization in the earliest concept development stages.
Such technologies were the exclusive domain of CAE experts historically. Today, intuitive topology optimization tools offer inspiration and solutions to designers and other less-experienced users. Topology optimization and additive manufacturing together form the perfect technology symbiosis, enabling design engineers to exploit the advantages of 3D printing while exploring new paths in product development. It is now possible to create the optimal component with respect to weight, performance, material choice, and stiffness, while taking full advantage of the design freedom afforded by additive manufacturing.
"Whether the design goal is lightweight, performance increase or durability, it is always about working within the constraints of the chosen manufacturing method," said Mirko Bromberger, Marketing Director at Altair Germany. "3D printing disrupts this paradigm, and Altair contributes to the shift in approach with its optimization expertise and software solutions. We are honored to present the Additive Manufacturing Design & Engineering Symposium at EuroMold 2014 in conjunction with our customers and partners RUAG Space, EOS, the Institute of Laser and System Technologies of the Technical University Hamburg-Harburg (iLAS TUHH), and Materialise NV. Together, we will showcase innovative development and manufacturing methods as well as an exemplary process for 3D printing using topology optimization."
Register for your free pass to EuroMold 2014 today at: www.altair.de and experience the application of these tools live in Hall 8/G 159, the booth of solidThinking and Altair, and during the Altair-hosted Additive Manufacturing Design & Engineering Symposium.