Sustainability in Metal Forming

This guest contribution is written by Renganathan Sekar, M.Sc., a research engineer at MFRC, the developers of the intelligent metal forming simulation software AFDEX which is available through the Altair Partner Alliance.

Recent advances in traditional metal forming processes have given rise to tremendous opportunities of expansion. Simulation-assisted development of hot stamping and cold forging processes have facilitated reduced material wastage. This is due to the ability to form much complicated, near-net shape geometries with enhanced material properties. Read More

Adjusting Fast to the New Normal

When its history is written, the struggle against COVID-19 will surely be remembered as an epic collaborative effort. Around half the world’s population is currently in some form of lockdown. For most people, it means adjusting to a completely different way of life. And, for many of us, that includes working from home – or at least trying to.

The extent of the change is remarkable. Around 90 percent of Altair HyperWorks™ customers have already spoken to us about options for remote working. They certainly face some serious challenges. Trying to provide long-distance support to design teams handling complex projects can quickly overwhelm onsite VPN resources. Utilizing onsite servers for remote workers also risks compromising firewalls. Read More

Molded by Altair

No one likes making a wrong turn. And the longer it takes to realize the mistake, the more frustrating the experience. Within the design process, an error at the outset can prove more than a minor irritation. Delays in the … Read More

Fujitsu Deploys Arm Processors for Efficient HPC

As high-performance computing (HPC) evolves, Arm processors are an increasingly attractive option for HPC workloads. RISC-based Arm processors are affordable, energy efficient, and low latency, with a reduced instruction set that enables speedy performance without demanding a lot of power. … Read More

ROI Focus Will Propel Smart Manufacturing

Smart manufacturing shouldn’t be a leap in the dark. In the first of this series of posts, we highlighted the risks of investing in any new system before the return on investment (ROI) had been identified. The good news is … Read More

Robotic Process Automation and Data Prep

“Through 2021, 40% of enterprises will have RPA buyer’s remorse due to misaligned, siloed usage due to inability to scale.” – 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for RPA Robotic process automation (RPA) is an emerging technology that replicates business processes to … Read More