Efficient Design for Additive Manufacturing
Inspire Print3D accelerates the creation, optimization, and study of innovative, structurally efficient 3D-printed parts, providing a fast and accurate toolset for the design and process simulation of selective laser melting (SLM) parts.
Engineers can quickly understand changes to process or design that affect manufacturability, then export part and support structure geometry to major printer preparation software to produce the part. As a result, teams to cut product development and additive manufacturing costs by reducing material usage, print times and post-processing.
Starting from either topology optimization results or an imported CAD geometry, support structures can be easily generated and optimized. Design alternatives can be quickly explored and evaluated without leaving the familiar Inspire user environment.
The advanced thermo-mechanical simulation enables design engineers to develop parts ready for additive manufacturing. By capturing behavior independent of the printer type, with Inspire Print3D designers can evaluate and easily modify critical process variables. Reducing expensive trial and error by simulating part build, cooling, cutting and springback, Inspire Print3D delivers designs having the fewest supports, optimally oriented on the print bed.
Inspire Print3D simplifies the identification and correction of potential deformation, delamination and excessive heating issues before building a part.
Further manufacturing process analyses can be performed leveraging third-party tools available through the Altair Partner Alliance, all on one license.