Altair® Inspire™ PolyFoam
Polyurethane Foam Simulation
Rigid and flexible polyurethane foams, also known as cellular or expanded polymers, surround us. Their important attributes like lightweight, adaptable strength per unit weight, and insulation characteristics, as well as their inherently high sustainability make them attractive for an increasingly wide range of industrial and household applications.
Inspire PolyFoam provides a modern integrated approach to streamline design for manufacturing (DfM) of flexible molded foam components and rigid foam panels. Placing simulation in the hands of designers and product engineers early in the development cycle enables easy exploration of options that deliver improved products, and reduced scrap and tooling rework costs.
Virtual testing, validation, correction and optimization of designs can be easily performed through a five-step setup workflow to evaluate molded foam part manufacturability, mitigating common manufacturing defects caused by shrinkage and porosity long before a mold is made.
Altair offers a comprehensive set of solutions to develop innovative, manufacturable products faster from the initial part design and understanding the entire molding process, to efficiently analyzing and optimizing the performance of complex parts.