Altair and APWorks have recently entered a non exclusive partnership for additive manufacturing (AM) with two key areas of collaboration. Bringing the considerable benefits of geometrical freedom, lightweight, functionally integrated and customized designs of AM to their customers from various industries. Additionally they will provide them with consulting, advanced design and simulation technology as well as production processes. Vital area of collaboration is going to be joint, end-to-end consulting by Altair and APWorks to help companies explore the potential of additive manufacturing for their own applications through pilot projects and technology demonstrators.
The offering will include screening and identification of applications, the redesign of components, quantification of potential levels of product performance improvements, printing and physical testing of prototypes up to serial production, and cost analysis and business case preparation. In a second phase, the offering will also include knowledge transfer to the customer and the adoption of additive manufacturing within their organization. Another area of collaboration will be the advance of Altair’s Software through APWorks’ expertise aiming for an end-to-end simulation driven design process for printed metal parts. This will provide engineers with a seamless working environment going from design to validation in a very short time and with an intuitive user experience.