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Q&A with Altair’s CMO Jeff Brennan: Celebrating 20 Years of OptiStruct
This post is taken from Altair's corporate blog, 'Innovation Intelligence'. This month Altair celebrates the 20th anniversary of OptiStruct®. The...
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CAE Technology Drives Automotive Lightweighting
This guest post  was written by Dr. Ivor Tseng, Program Manager, Research & Development Division at CoreTech System Co., Ltd. (Moldex3D). The post...
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Q&A with Altair’s CMO Jeff Brennan: Celebrating 20 Years of OptiStruct

Royston Jones - Monday, October 20, 2014

This post is taken from Altair’s corporate blog, ‘Innovation Intelligence‘.

This month Altair celebrates the 20th anniversary of OptiStruct®. The software was originally released in 1994 and has significantly impacted the way computer-aided engineering (CAE) practitioners view optimization today. Born as a disruptive technology for topology optimization of structures, OptiStruct has matured into Altair’s structural analysis and optimization solver solution for linear and non-linear structural problems under static and dynamic loadings.


CAE Technology Drives Automotive Lightweighting

Royston Jones - Tuesday, September 16, 2014

This guest post  was written by Dr. Ivor Tseng, Program Manager, Research & Development Division at CoreTech System Co., Ltd. (Moldex3D). The post is taken from Innovation Intelligence.


Simulation’s Role in the Pursuit for Innovation

Royston Jones - Friday, August 29, 2014

“Innovation” has to be at the top of the 2014 management buzzwords list. According to Google, it is the 39th most popular searched for term on the website and generates over 389 million results. By comparison, ‘Manchester United’ returns a mere 106 million pages (searching for ‘Manchester United + Innovation’ returns 14 million results by the way so I have marginally higher hopes for the season ahead). Everyone’s trying discover a way to encourage innovation in their company and turn it into something real that can benefit a business tangible way.


Unconstrained Creativity, Design and 3D Printing

Mike Heskitt - Thursday, May 22, 2014

In the optimization world, we talk of constraints to the problem. The name isn’t chosen arbitrarily, and it isn’t talking about how you support the part. It’s truly constraining the creativity of the solution you arrive at. We might think we are being clever to “drive it to the RIGHT solution”, but this is a fight the engineer needs to lose, at least in the first round of the fight.


20 Years of Topology Optimization

Royston Jones - Thursday, April 24, 2014

The following post is taken from Altair’s HyperWorks Insider

Born just about 20 years ago as a disruptive technology for topology optimization of structures, OptiStruct has matured into Altair’s structural analysis and optimization solver solution for linear and non-linear structural problems under static and dynamic loadings. Altair’s Chief Marketing Officer Jeff Brennan introduced the OptiStruct technology to Altair and became the initial champion for the product. In an interview on the software, Brennan answers questions related to the history of OptiStruct, the importance of its technology, and what’s next for OptiStruct.


Optimization Shines at the SMDI Steel Wheel Design Competition

Tony Norton - Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Last year Altair ProductDesign worked with the Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI) to design a steel wheel that was equivalent in mass and performance to a baseline production cast aluminum wheel, but with a 30% cost reduction. So last week I was excited to be invited to Lawrence Technological University (LTU) to view and judge the entrants in this year’s Steel Wheel Design competition sponsored by the SMDI Wheels Task Force and Michelin.


Aluminum Revisited

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.

As the 2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) concludes in snowy Detroit, and inspired by my colleague, Simone Bonino’s post, I thought I would provide some closing comments.

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