Foam simulation software

Foam simulation software

July 28, 2020


Troy, Michigan – Altair has purchased S&WISE Co. Ltd., a Seoul-based leading provider of polyurethane foaming simulation. The acquisition will allow Altair to offer customers the most advanced solution for polyurethane foam processing on the market.

S&WISE accurately simulates the injection, foaming, and gelling processes, accounting for the important effects of chemical reactions during the process. An enhanced version of S&WISE’s solver will be released within Altair Inspire PolyFoam, providing the ease-of-use and productivity of other Inspire solutions.

Customers will be able to:

  • Check manufacturing feasibility early
  • Reduce manufacturing defects
  • Reduce cycle time by designing accurate gating locations and feed rates
  • Leverage the best-in-class solver technology with a fast, highly accurate solution
  • Utilize the included material database for commonly used foaming and tooling materials

“Polyurethane foam is used in a vast array of industries and products including automotive interiors, recreational equipment, and medical devices. S&WISE enables us to offer another critical manufacturing simulation and design solution to our customers,” said James Scapa, Altair’s chief executive officer and founder.

The S&WISE solver and technology complements Altair’s existing Inspire manufacturing simulation offerings including casting, forming, mold-filling, extrusion, and additive manufacturing. S&WISE brings deep technical knowledge and more than a decade of experience serving global manufacturing customers.

“We are thrilled to join the global powerhouse that is Altair,” said Lee Sungyoon, chief executive officer and founder of S&WISE. “Our solutions will bolster their already outstanding portfolio of solvers and solutions.”