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Optimization Shines at the SMDI Steel Wheel Design Competition
Last year Altair ProductDesign worked with the Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI) to design a steel wheel that was equivalent in mass and performance...
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Aluminum Revisited
The following post is taken from Altair’s Innovation Intelligence blog and was submitted by Dhiren Verma, Vice President of Engineering Analytics at...
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2014 NAIAS Industry Preview
The following post is taken from Altair’s Innovation Intelligence blog and was submitted by Simone Bonino, HyperWorks Marketing Director at Altair. Whether...
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Walmart has revealed its futuristic truck at the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) in Louisville, Ky. The Walmart Advanced Vehicle Experience is a tractor-trailer combination that features leading edge aerodynamics, an advanced turbine-powered range extending series hybrid powertrain, electrified auxiliary components, and sophisticated control systems all in one package. The vehicle makes extensive use of carbon fiber to keept weight to a minimum. In 2005, Walmart, one of the nation’s largest...
Aircraft seating specialist,  Zodiac Aerospace, has teamed with Hexcel, a world leader in aerospace carbon fiber composite materials,...
Sikorsky Aircraft Corp, has successfully completed an initial series of tests required by the Naval Air Systems Command to verify the...
Altair has announced that its product development services division, Altair ProductDesign, has received...
The use of aluminum in new vehicles to boost fuel economy offers the smallest total carbon footprint...