Altair Inspire Form- Stamping Simulation Software
Altair Inspire Form allows users to better design products while reducing lead time by enabling early consideration of formability, process parameters, material utilization, and cost
Today's Engineering Challenge is to extend the value of 3D to everyday engineering communications
Altair Inspire Form is a complete stamping simulation environment that can effectively be used by product designers and process engineers to optimise designs, simulate robust manufacturing and reduce material costs. With the fast and easy feasibility module, users can analyse parts in seconds to predict form-ability early in the product development cycle. The automated blank nesting proposes an efficient layout of the flattened blank on the sheet coil to maximise material utilisation. The tryout module includes a highly scalable incremental solver, helping users to iterate and simulate multi-stage forming, trimming and springback in a modern and intuitive user interface, reducing complexity and making the production of high quality parts more economical
Take a look at the features :
Geometry Creation and Simplification
Extract mid-surface, fill holes and cutouts, remove flanges using Altair Inspire Form’s geometry preparation tools. In addition, use Altair Inspire™ tools to create and modify geometry.
If the part geometry is available in car coordinates, Altair Inspire Form automatically calculates the best stamping direction. The user can also specify the stamping direction. It is also possible to apply restraining forces corresponding to blankholder and draw-beads.
Altair Inspire Form provides a material library with properties for standard steel and aluminium grades. It is also possible to create a new material and save it within the user database.
Analysis and Results Visualisation
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 setting up single and multistage metal forming virtual tryout tools. The fast and scalable incremental solver supports forming and trimming, giving the ability to accurately analyse material flow, splits, wrinkles, lose metal, and springback.
For more information on Inspire Form please contact 03333 440 880 or