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Altair Engineering

HyperXtrude is a finite element based simulation tool for analysis and design of extrusion processes and dies. HyperXtrude is capable of solving a wide range of complex flow and heat transfer problems that appear in the extrusion industry with a sophistication and reliability unattainable in the past. HyperXtrude's proven ability to accurately simulate the resin flow and heat transfer during extrusion processes allows the user to significantly reduce the die design time and cost by minimizing the number of die tryouts. 

Altair Engineering Inc. is the premier developer of product engineering software for modeling, visualization, simulation, optimization, and process automation. Anchored by the Altair®HyperWorks® engineering software suite, Altair is among the world's leading providers of product engineering consulting services, including design development, engineering, prototype building, and physical testing.

Additive Manufacturing Workflows

Simulation uncertainties arise from different assumptions made in model creation. Mid-stage software validations improve confidence and optimize the design of additively manufactured aerospace components. full post

Mechanical Aerospace and Defense Structural Analysis Papers Validation 3D Printing

White Paper: Standardized Validation Brings Confidence to 3D Printing

Finite element analysis contains assumptions and uncertainty from a number of sources, which can impact the fidelity of the simulation. This uncertainty is often left untested up to prototyping stages. DatapointLabs’ CAETestbench Validation service was developed to add a mid-stage validation step to a designer’s workflow, to test these simulations before parts are made, in order to build confidence in an engineer’s model beforehand. This validation step is illustrated in a 3D printing application. full post

Validation 3D Printing

From Manufacturing to Design Validation

[We] introduced the topic of injection molding process simulation and the influence of the manufacturing process on structural analysis. The strength and stiffness of a part can be inaccurately represented if the manufacturing process conditions are not properly considered. This results in a different calculation of system natural frequencies or improper estimation of the energy absorbing characteristics. We continue on this topic, extending the scope to advanced technologies available in the Altair Partner Alliance (APA) to help solve the problem of proper design validation with fiber reinforced plastics. full post

Mechanical Aerospace and Defense Automotive Injection Molding Structural Analysis Moldex3D DIGIMAT Papers RADIOSS Newsletters Validation

Matereality Webinar: Finite Element Analysis of Additively Manufactured Products

With the growing interest in additive manufacturing in the aerospace industry, there is a desire to accurately simulate the behavior of components made by this process. The layer by layer print process appears to create a morphology that is different from that from conventional manufacturing processes. This can have dramatic impact on the material properties, which in turn, can affect how the material is modeled in simulation. We tested an additively manufactured metal part for mechanical properties and validated the material model used in a linear static simulation. full post

Mechanical Aerospace and Defense CAE Vendor/Supplier Structural Analysis RADIOSS Presentations Validation 3D Printing

Matereality - HyperWorks Connectivity

Import your Matereality CAE Material cards directly into HyperWorks. full post