Additive manufacturing and the advancements behind it have opened the door to the designer and engineer, allowing unique, lightweight and stronger, plastic and metal components to be designed and produced in production environments. As a result, computer simulation and component shape optimization have become an integral part of the process. A designer or engineer can now use simulation results to drive the design of a part, presenting more alternatives that meet design and in-service performance requirements. The result is parts and assemblies that are stronger, lighter, and now manufacturable.
Altair – in collaboration with EOS – will be presenting this workshop. The event will move to educate and inform attendees on the product development workflow involved in the additive manufacturing process. This will begin with the creation of digital parts through topology optimization and design validation (solidThinking INSPIRE software), to the preparation, operation, building, and post processing of physical parts using Direct Metal Laser Sintering.
- Learn how topology optimization works
- Learn how simulation is not only helping drive the design of 3D printed parts and assemblies but also allowing for functional and structural validation early in the product development process
- See firsthand how various industries such as automotive, aerospace, defense and heavy equipment are experiencing the benefits of integrating optimized, 3D printed parts into new and innovative designs
- Understand the capabilities and limits of additive manufacturing through detailed design for AM guidelines
- See the additive manufacturing workflow, from software preparation to finished product, through the production of an Altair topology optimized part
Additive manufacturing and the design for additive manufacturing are now a reality at major corporations around the world and continue to gain recognition and momentum as the technologies and methods behind it become more robust, streamlined, and capable of qualified serial production. Advancements in 3D printers, printing materials, accuracy, and the functioning digital prototypes that help drive the designs of these final physical components allow companies to innovate, drive down development cost, reduce time to market and ultimately become more competitive.
Who Should Attend
- Design Engineers
- Manufacturing Engineers
- Senior-Level Managers
Admission is complimentary when selected with an Exhibits Registration.
Altair is a leading provider of concept design and enterprise-class engineering software enabling innovation, reduced development times, and lower costs through the entire product lifecycle from concept design to in-service operation. Our simulation-driven approach to innovation is powered by our integrated suite of software which optimizes design performance across multiple disciplines encompassing structures, motion, fluids, thermal management, electromagnetics, system modeling and embedded systems, while also providing data analytics and true-to-life visualization and rendering.
EOS is a pioneer and trusted global leader providing additive manufacturing solutions. The company’s plastic and metal sintering technologies give customers highly customizable serial-production capabilities while maintaining part integrity and quality. EOS’s machines, materials, and expertise help customers create their competitive edge and let their designs now drive their manufacturing.