Complex lattice structures are revolutionizing the way we think about high-performing components. With exceptional mechanical properties like high strength-to-weight ratios, low density, and incredible energy absorption capabilities, lattice structures
are paving the way for more sustainable outcomes in manufacturing and beyond.
Altair has advanced, versatile design solutions – including implicit modeling and generative design capabilities – to support the creation of highly optimized lattice structures. With our cutting-edge lattice generation tools and simulation capabilities, you can achieve lighter, stronger, and more sustainable parts that meet and exceed mechanical requirements. Join us at the forefront of innovation and take your additive manufacturing designs to the next level.
Sulis is a cutting-edge design for additive manufacturing (DfAM) solution that empowers design engineers to quickly generate intricate lattice structures. Featuring an implicit modeling kernel tailored specifically to latticing and a one-click lattice creation feature, Sulis lets users add lightweight structures to models and fine-tune their properties. Users can create intricate geometry at any scale, making metamaterial design a reality. Discover the limitless potential of lattice creation with Sulis.
Inspire (including Print3D) is a comprehensive solution that helps design engineers explore optimal design concepts early in the design process and understand changes that affect part manufacturability for both subtractive and additive (powder bed fusion and metal binder jetting) processes. By combining advanced optimization algorithms, simulation capabilities, and manufacturing-specific tools, Inspire is your trusted partner in optimizing latticed products. Get ready to scale up your simulation of additive manufacturing (AM) processes and explore limitless possibilities with Inspire.
OptiStruct is a powerful finite element analysis solution that can design and optimize the performance of lattice structures in real-world applications, enabling designers to create optimized parts that meet even the most demanding requirements. With it, users can generate detailed reports on lattice structure performance, including stress, displacement, and strain information. Users can utilize this data to optimize designs further, ensuring that the final product is efficient and effective.
Lattice structures have many applications, from automotive and aerospace to medical implants and consumer goods.
One of the advantages of additive manufacturing (AM) is the ability to create fine-featured high-precision shapes, and many designers have taken advantage of this and added lattice or cellular structures to their components. These structures can extend the capabilities of the part beyond what’s possible using traditional manufacturing methods. Let’s explain the terminology AM engineers use when referring to lattice structures.
Multi-functional lattice structures utilizing metamaterials have the potential to radically change the future of products that we use in our daily lives and the way in which industries like aerospace and the medical field operate. There are many benefits to 3D-printed metamaterials that go way beyond common design for additive manufacturing (AM) techniques. Let’s look at the benefits of this innovative geometric design phenomenon.
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