Thought Leader Thursday: Clearly We Have Touched a Nerve

Altair is calling product and experience creators worldwide to Converge.

Although many of us at Altair think of convergence in terms of the mathematical definition “to approach a limit as the terms increase” (e.g. optimization convergence), in this case we are really talking about the primary definition, “to come together and unite in a common interest or focus”.

Our ideal agenda for these events involves mixing together industrial designers, architects, inventors, design engineers, as well as students and professors from these fields, so it’s a bit of a challenge to explain the ‘focus’ of the event. But invariably, when we talk to each of these groups about our intent; to bring together the design and technology communities for the betterment of both, to share experiences of how to leverage technology in design, and to create desirable product design, the conversation starts flowing, heads start nodding, and eyes light up. The level of emotion shows there has been a void between these groups and a shared interest to bring these creative minds together – not in the form of a development process but with a common goal to achieve what was impossible before.

Clearly, we have touched a nerve.

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Innovate with Team Altair: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Winners at FSAE Lincoln Sponsored by Altair University

This past June, 80 FSAE teams gathered at Lincoln Airpark in Nebraska to compete in the internal combustion category competition at Formula SAE Lincoln 2016. Together, members of each team design, build, and test a small, Formula-style competition vehicle. In just four days, a year’s worth of dedicated preparation is put to the test. Each vehicle is scored in static and dynamic event categories including: technical inspection, cost, presentation, engineering design, solo performance trials, and high performance track endurance. Altair has been a proud sponsor of Formula SAE for more than ten years.

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Altair South Africa Inspires Local Youth

Altair South Africa recently hosted a group of 46 enthusiastic Grade 11 pupils from schools in the area as part of their STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) initiative. The idea of the day was to expose pupils who are … Read More


EMC Simulation during the Product Development Process

We have seen a significant increase in the number of electronic, electrical and communication systems and components in many industries during the last decade. Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) describes the ability of such systems and components to work correctly when they … Read More