Archive for the ‘HW Alliance Partner Spotlight’ Category
This month, Altair Partner Alliance’s Vicky Newby had a chance to learn more about the APA’s only Process Structure Interaction tool, CONVERSE. She was able to discuss the interface with OptiStruct, unique applications and benefits, among others with PART Engineering’s very own Sascha Pazour.
Complete your casting simulation in as few as five steps!
One of the newest additions the Altair Partner Alliance, Click2Cast from Quantech ATZ performs a straightforward and quick mold filling and solidification simulation to enhance and optimize manufactured components through five simple steps:
1) Open the file in stereolithography (STL) format
2) Define the in-gate and mesh
3) Set up the process parameters
4) Run the calculation
5) Analyze the results
Click2Cast requires no special training or extensive technical background to help foundry engineers and other users avoid typical casting defects, such as air entrapment, porosity and cold shots, among others.
Quantech will be at the European ATC, so be sure to stop by their booth and say hello!
Check out their introductory webinar recording for more information!
We have officially transitioned to the APA, which comes along with many new changes, including:
A new logo:
New web address: www.altairalliance.com
New email aliases: firstname.lastname@example.org is for general inquiries about the program, partners, licensing or reporting, and email@example.com is for information regarding upcoming events or marketing activities.
We love to receive feedback from our users, so please let us know what you think about these changes, the program, or anything else you would like to talk to us about!
New partners launching:
1. January: Michigan Engineering Services (MES) will add their mid- to high-frequency vibration and acoustic simulation tool, Energy Finite Element Analysis (EFEA).
2. February: Quantech ATZ will make their simple and quick casting process simulation software, Click2Cast, available.
HyperWorks Partner Alliance Expands Composites Offering Further by Adding MultiMech Suite to the Program.
MultiMech Research & Development’s multiscale composite technology has been added to the HWPA’s CAE software solution set.
MultiMech Research & Development is the latest partner to join the HyperWorks Partner Alliance. Their software, MultiMech Suite, is a set of composite tools that allows users from many industries to analyze and optimize materials using its state-of-the-art two-way coupled multiscale technology. MultiMech Suite provides solutions to accurately and cost-efficiently relate materials’ microstructural design variables to overall structural performance. This helps solve problems related to mechanical failure and inefficient trial and error product development. To learn more about MultiMech R&D or MultiMech Suite, please visit their website.
Interview with Leandro Castro, Co-Founder of MultiMec h Research & Development
TES International is Broadening their Relationship with the HyperWorks Partner Alliance by Adding their Thermal- and Fluid-flow Analysis Software, ThermoFlo, to the Lineup.
ThermoFlo will further complete the HWPA’s thermal analysis offering by bringing a 1-D simulation capability to simplify the design testing process.
TES International, a thermal analysis software development company, has now added their software, ThermoFlo, to the lineup of software currently offered by the HyperWorks Partner Alliance (HWPA). ThermoFlo is a thermal and fluid flow analysis software package that has capabilities to solve thermal and flow problems for many different applications. It uses a 1-D systems modeling approach to allow for creation of a simpler, component-based model. This allows for geometrical changes to potentially be made as easily as changing a single value in the model, dramatically speeding up the prototyping and testing for interchanging different components in a system, or for tweaking the properties of the components. However, ThermoFlo is able to incorporate 3-D models into the systems for more detailed components.
For more information, register for their Introduction Webinar, or visit the HWPA website to download!
Thermal analysis software, ElectroFlo, can now be downloaded on their website
The HWPA has launched a new partner, TES International. Their software, ElectroFlo, is an electronics cooling package that combines coupled thermal/electrical analysis with a user-friendly GUI to provide solutions for complex problems.
ElectroFlo is a great addition to the HWPA because it has CFD capabilities on top of its thermal analysis specialty, giving it the capacity to expand to other industries. TES will increase its traction in new markets as well as solidify its position in mature sectors by joining. Simultaneously, the HWPA’s users can utilize ElectroFlo with their existing HWU’s, thus increasing their return on investment within the HWPA. We are eager to watch TES grow within the program.
HyperWorks customers can access ESAComp composites modeling through the HWPA
Componeering Inc.’s software ESAComp is a composite modeling tool that aids engineers in the design and structural analysis of composites. It’s used from preliminary design to the more advanced analyses that are necessary for final design verification. Its comprehensive material database forms the basis for design studies. ESAComp has a vast set of analysis capabilities for laminates and sandwich constructions and it also includes micromechanical analyses. It further contains additional tools to address structural elements, including but not limited to cylinders, columns, and panels. This solution is available for immediate download through the HWPA website.