INSPIRE FOAM

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REDUCE MATERIAL COST

By optimising design and simulating robust manufacturing

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FAST ANALYSIS

Users can analyse parts in seconds during early product development

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MATERIAL UTILISATION

Altair recommends efficient layouts in order to maximise material utilisation

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REDUCE COMPLEXITY

Through robust analysis making the production of high quality parts more economical

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REDUCE LEAD TIME

By enabling early consideration of formabillity and process parameters

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BETTER DESIGNS 

By allowing product designers and process engineers to collaborate to optmise design 

PRODUCT BENEFITS

Geometry

  • Create modify, and de-feature models using Altair Inspire tools 

  • Extract mid-surface, fill holes and cutouts and remove flanges with preparation tools 

Model Setup

  • If the part geometry is available in car coordinates the solution automatically calculates the best stamping direction, the user can also select their own stamping direction 

  • Apply restraining forces corresponding to blankholder and draw-beads

Materials Library

  • Includes a material library for standard steel and aliminium grades

  • Create and store new materials for future use

Analysis and Results

  • The flat blank needed to form the part shape is available at the end of the analysis

  • Visualise thinning and other defects such as splits, wrinkles and loose metal

Multi Stage Virtual Tryout

  • Optimise the manufacturing process by setting up multistage metal forming virtual tryout tools

  • The fast and scalable incremental problem solver supports forming and trimming

  • Allows the ability to accurately analyse material flow, splits, wrinkles, lose metal and springback