Mike Heskitt - Wednesday, February 5, 2014
The following post is taken from Altair’s Innovation Intelligence blog and was submitted by Dhiren Verma, Vice President of Engineering Analytics at Altair.
Mike Heskitt - Monday, January 20, 2014
The following post is taken from Altair’s Innovation Intelligence blog and was submitted by Simone Bonino, HyperWorks Marketing Director at Altair.
Whether you are a passionate engineer, a car enthusiast, or you simply happen to be in the Detroit area this week, you may want to make a stop at the 2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS).
Tony Norton - Monday, December 16, 2013
The following post is taken from Altair’s Innovation Intelligence blog.
Recently Jeff Brennan wrote about the “three Rs” of eliminating waste and protecting the environment, singling out “reduce” as the most significant. “There is nothing ‘greener’ than OptiStruct®!” stated Jeff. I’m certainly not going to disagree with that and at solidThinking, we’ve been working to make OptiStruct technology available to a broader range of people involved with product development.
Mike Heskitt - Monday, December 9, 2013
This post has been contributed by my colleague, Ichiro Shibata, Director at Altair ProductDesign Japan
“SHISAKU-LESS” has been a typical motto in Japanese manufacturing for the past few years. “SHISAKU” means a trial production, so by representing the virtual prototyping with CAD/CAE, we can reduce the number of trial productions by conducting all related simulations in the finite element (FE) models. If we are going to effectively use these “virtual prototypes” to improve design and reduce weight though, we must also consider real world effects in the simulations.
Mike Heskitt - Monday, December 2, 2013
The following post is taken from Altair’s Innovation Intelligence blog and was submitted by Jeff Brennan, Chief Marketing Officer at Altair.
Last week I was an invited speaker at an executive roundtable event titled “The Future of Manufacturing”, hosted by former Vice-President Al Gore in the downtown London offices of Generation Investment LLC, an investment firm focused on “Sustainable Investing”. What a treat it was to meet the former Vice President of the United States, a Nobel Prize winner and accomplished author.
Royston Jones - Wednesday, November 20, 2013
This post has been contributed by my colleague, Lars Fredriksson, Director at Altair ProductDesign, Germany
Minimizing the weight of the primary vehicle structure (e.g. Body in White, closures, etc.) is an increasingly important part of many OEM’s design objectives as they look to reduce the environmental impact of their products. When we think about redesigning a component to use less material through the use of optimization techniques or by using advanced materials, we focus on the mass savings achieved on primary structure.
David Mason - Wednesday, September 25, 2013
As lightweighting continues to be top of mind for the automotive industry, Altair set out to recognize the strides being made at all levels of the industry with the Altair Enlighten Award. In partnership with the Center for Automotive Research, we established the annual awards program to honor the greatest achievements in weight savings each year; to inspire interest from industry, engineering, policy-makers educators, students and the public; to create further competition for new ideas in the industry; and to provide an incentive to share technological advances.