Inspire Print 3D

Altair® Inspire™ Print3D

Efficient Design for Additive Manufacturing

Join the additive manufacturing (AM) revolution of optimized 3D part design and fabrication, which is rapidly being adopted across numerous industries worldwide. Inspire Print3D accelerates the creation, optimization, and study of innovative, structurally efficient additive manufactured parts, providing a fast and accurate toolset for the design and process simulation of parts made by powder bed fusion (PBF) and metal binder jetting (MBJ). By quickly understanding changes to processes or designs that affect manufacturability, engineers can then export the part and support structure geometry to major 3D printer preparation software to produce the part. As a result, Inspire Print3D significantly cuts product development and additive manufacturing costs by reducing material usage, print times, and post-processing.

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Why Inspire Print3D?

Design Optimal Parts

Create optimal designs and support structures for PBF or MBJ processes to reduce post-processing and avoid expensive trial and error.

Increase Process Efficiency

From generative design to additive manufacturability assessment, use performance and manufacturing simulation tools in a single environment that’s fast, easy, accurate, and affordable.

Reduce Manufacturing Costs

Minimize part supports and correct potential defects such as part deformation, delamination, and overheating before 3D printing to enhance product design and reduce post-processing efforts.

Key Features

Part and Supports Design

Generate and optimize support structures as part of the design process; interactively create and edit a wide range of support types within the same environment as the designed part.

Easy-to-learn Environment

The intuitive, process-driven user experience helps users gain deep additive manufacturing insights quickly for PBF or MBJ processes.

3D Printing Analysis

Run the embedded solver to accurately simulate the entire printing process from building and cooling to cutting and springback.

Identify Defects

Make better, faster additive manufacturing design decisions by easily identifying defects – such as large deformation, excessive heating, delamination, etc. – to aid design or process modification.

Materials and Printers

Select from our growing library of additive manufacturing materials and standard printers or apply a variety of advanced options for a customized setup.

Ready for 3D Printing

Assess the part layer-by-layer to validate its geometry even before any 3D printing analysis is performed, then export a file containing the prepared part and supports.

Inspire Print3D Workflow

  1. Part Orientation
  2. Support Optimization
  3. Results Visualization