Category: Perspectives

World’s Most Admired Companies

You are sitting in your dentist’s waiting room, maybe one featuring TOGGLED LED lighting, doing something you despise: waiting (for the record, the only thing worse is that upcoming root canal). Luckily, there are some good magazines on the coffee … Read More

2014 NAIAS Industry Preview

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). I had the … Read More

Topology Optimization Joins the Mile High Club

This post was taken from Altair Enlighten. My colleague, Jamie Buchanan, Director of Product Design at Altair UK, submitted this blog post regarding additive layer manufacturing. It’s interesting where examples of innovative applications of optimisation technologies turn up as the … Read More

Are you ready to take your hands off the wheel?

Toyota showed a number of technologies at NAIAS this month that included Smart Environment Recognition as part of their Future Safety Technology exhibit. The sensors incorporated included cameras, radar and laser radar.

Engineering Amazing

The recent TV spots by Lexus (below) stirred up some questions from friends who know basically what we do here at Altair but not the specifics.

The World’s Fastest Bike

When I hear McLaren, I think of F1 greats like Hunt, Lauda, Prost, Senna, Hakkinen and a parade of other drivers right up to today’s pilots, Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton. So it was a bit of a surprise to … Read More

Steel is Dead, Long Live Steel

This week, my colleague Giuseppe Resta has some thoughts spurred by the unveiling of two exciting vehicles scheduled for 2013 production: The Frankfurt Auto Show saw BMW unveil its new “i” brand of electric vehicles. While both the radical design … Read More