To successfully take advantage of the benefits of 3D printing and additive manufacturing, a new design and simulation process must be used. It is not beneficial to simply ‘print’ a current design. New tools and advanced computational power have enabled users to optimize solid geometries for stiffness and weight, and also allowed them to simulate loading conditions and lightweight designs. These new computational tools also give users the opportunity to test how a design will perform under real-world conditions.
IAI and SpaceIL utilized topology optimization with 3D modeling and rendering to design a 3D Printed thruster bracket to be used on its Google Lunar XPRIZE craft for its trip to the moon.
Philips uses modeling software to quickly and easily visualize design concepts so design and engineering colleagues can work hand-in-hand throughout the process, and ultimately conceptualize final products.
Alstom coupled topology optimization with additive manufacturing to explore the feasibility of alternate manufacturing to traditional casting. This resulted in a 70% weight reduction of its locomotive component.
Sintavia utilized Altair Inspire to prove the ability to additively manufacture optimized aerospace replacement parts that exceed existing part performance while decreasing
the overall weight.
Award winning industrial designer Steve McGugan uses Altair Evolve to design and model a range of unique products.
Dimensions Furniture incorporates industrial design and modeling software to design and render furniture products for presentation to buyers and direct handoff to manufacturing teams.
The Shanghai Arts and Crafts Factory utilizes digital NURBS-based conceptual design tools to generate ideal 2D and 3D designs and renderings for parade floats.
HardMarque coupled topology optimization with additive manufacturing to conceptualize and refine the design of a piston. The final piston design is 23.5% lighter than the original design.
Sundog Eyewear accelerates design times through the use of conceptual design softwarewhile improving visualization of the final product using integrated rendering.
An Evolve model of a bicycle helmet created using Evolve's polygonal modeling and Nurbify tools.
An Evolve model of a coffee mug. This was modeled using Evolve's Polymesh and Nurbify tools.
An Evolve model of a bicycle seat that was created using basic NURBS modeling tools.
Hollywood concept artist Ron Mendell converts sketches to fully rendered digital 3D models, incorporating real world materials, dimensions and constraints.
TokyoFlash is a world leader in the design and sales of unique watches. They use Altair Evolve to speed product development.
Novellini applies industrial design and modeling software to set the pace of innovation for the manufacture of bathroom solutions and wellness products in Europe.
XOX Audio Tools utilizes high design and advanced technologies to create cutting-edge musical instruments.
Korg utilized 3D modeling and rendering simulation to manage the frequent design modifications that occur during the product development process.
Innovation, Essentiality, and Elegance are the three values of Pininfarina Extra. See how solidThinking products help them.
The Novellini Group is a pacesetter in Europe in the manufacture of bathroom solutions and wellness products.
The ConstructionTree provides a graphical view of a model's construction history.
An introduction to Evolve's three modes used to select, edit, and reshape objects.
Learn how to change modeling views and display modes.
An overview of the Modeling Toolbar, Console, and Modeling Tool Panel.
Learn how to organize your model and edit objects using construction history.
A quick overview of the translate, rotate, and scale tools.
A quick introduction to interactive rendering mode, materials, lighting, and final rendering.
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