Altair Inspire Cast

Fast, Easy, Accurate, and Affordable Casting Simulation

What is Inspire Cast?

Inspire Cast software is a fast, easy, accurate, and affordable casting simulation environment focused on creating high quality components with increased profitability through a highly intuitive user experience. It is the only tool that caters to beginners and experts alike, from product designers to foundry engineers. Right from early design phase, users can visualize typical casting defects such as air entrapment, shrinkage porosity, cold shuts, or mold degradation and rectifies them avoiding costly downstream corrections.

Guided process templates offer five easy steps to simulate gravity die, gravity sand, investment, high pressure, low pressure die casting, and tilt pouring. Inspire Cast's innovative experience enables users to increase product quality and design better products with a few hours of training.

Inspire Cast Overview Video

Why Inspire Cast?

Design for Castings

Radically new designs in combination with new materials demand designers to evaluate their designs early. Engage early with Inspire Cast to simulate possible issues upfront with minimal or no training. As the process gets refined the ability to further investigate and optimize the process makes Inspire Cast uniquely valuable during the entire product development cycle from early design to manufacturing.

Minimize Process Complexity

It is typical in the industry to first design a process and then simulate it. Inspire Cast turns that concept overs its head by helping users evolve the process in tandem with their ideas. You can start the filling with virtualized in-gates that will guide you through areas of porosity and the right risers to compensate. Gravity die, gravity sand, investment, high pressure, low pressure die casting, and tilt pouring all have guided templates for refinement.

Improve Quality and Profitability

State of the art, bi-phasic Finite Element formulation allows for capturing the filling and solidification process with great precision. This helps with building great quality castings with high margins.

Key Features

Ease of Use with 5 Simple Steps

Simulate, run analysis, optimize, and cast final part all within one comprehensive environment and user-friendly interface.

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Variety of Casting Templates to Simulate

Inspire Cast offers a number of casting templates to simulate high and low pressure die casting, gravity sand, and investment casting.

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Optimize Ingate Design and Position

Inspire Cast allows quick and simple ingate simulation - simply select the size and position and Inspire Cast will auto-generate the ingate.

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Validate Full Casting Designs

Inspire Cast allows users to validate full casting designs including cavities, runners, and overflows.

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Fast Computation

Inspire Cast’s solver uses parallel processing, which enables a significant reduction in calculation time. Most parts can be solved in minutes on a regular workstation.

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Accurate Solution

Since Inspire Cast uses a biphasic air-metal model for computation, the effect of air when filling the mold is better captured to predict the air entrapment.

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Inspire Cast Workflow

  1. Gravity Casting
     
  2. Investment Casting
     
  3. Tilt Pouring
     
  4. High Pressure Casting
     
  5. Low Pressure Casting