Altair, a global technology company providing solutions in data analytics, simulation, and high-performance computing (HPC), launched Altair Inspire Mold, an end-to-end solution for simulating injection molding.
Injection molded plastic components play a critical role in an array of applications from toys and consumer electronics to high-performance, load-bearing components in sectors like aerospace and automotive.
Inspire Mold offers engineers fast, highly capable tools with strong solver performance and opportunities to make better design decisions earlier, reduce costs, speed time-to-market, and optimize the quality and manufacturability of finished parts.
Manufacturability of new components can be evaluated at the outset of the development process, and the risk of defects such as warping, sink marks, and short shots are mitigated before any costly investments are made in molds. Design iterations are completed faster, and fewer are needed before an optimal solution is identified. Scrap, tooling, and rework costs are slashed, and there are no requirements for specialized, GPU-computing hardware.
Other key features of Inspire Mold include:
• Optimized user experience – product designers and engineers can easily conduct virtual testing, validation, correction, and optimization of molding designs via an intuitive, five-step workflow.
• Fast, next-generation 3D technology – experimental approximations of traditional 2.5D solvers are eliminated. Support for advanced physics empowers advanced and novice users with deeper insights and understanding.
• Access to materials data – data for 60 materials is embedded in Inspire Mold and the Altair Material Data Center (MDC) will soon be integrated, allowing MDC license holders direct, immediate access to reliable, high-quality material data.
• Comprehensive end-to-end solution – technology stretches from initial design through to material mapping of reinforced engineering polymers, analyzing and optimizing the structural and fatigue performance of complex parts.
Inspire Mold joins Altair’s existing Inspire manufacturing simulation offerings including casting, forming, mold-filling, extrusion, and additive manufacturing.