Category: solidThinking

Tokyo Designers Week 2014

Asia’s largest design fair, Tokyo Designers Week 2014, was held from October 25 to November 3 in Tokyo, Japan, celebrating impressive and extravagant designs from many categories including architecture, industrial products, fashion, fine art, cartoons, robots, music, and cars.

Featured Event: ATCx Powertrain in Munich, Germany

Engine performance and ride and handling are differentiators for luxury sport automotive products in particular. Engineering for durability and to reduce noise, vibration, and harshness requires the use of predictive tools early in the design process. Historically, this type of … Read More

Rethinking Running Blades

When the U.S. Paralympian runner, Blake Leeper, who was born without legs below the knee, challenged the audience of industrial designers at the 2013 Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) conference to advance running blade technology, what did Altair do? … Read More

2014 Student Formula SAE® Japan

Altair was proud to sponsor the 2014 Student Formula Japan event in Shizuoka, Japan in September..Launched in 2003 as an extension of the original Formula SAE series, Student Formula Japan created a platform for students to develop mono-zukuri (object creation) … Read More

Free CAE! HyperWorks® Student Edition

We would like to invite all interested students to download the HyperWorks® 13.0 Student Edition. This updated version offers functionality for lightweight design and composites structural analysis, efficient modeling and meshing, multiphysics and multi-disciplinary analysis, structural optimization, and design exploration. … Read More

Topology Optimization Meets 3D Printing in Lyon, France

This past summer, Altair participated in the first business-to-business trade show in France dedicated to additive manufacturing, 3D PRINT. The exhibition provided an overview of the latest technological advances in additive manufacturing, including relevant technologies like 3D imaging software, materials, … Read More

Organic Structural Design at Polaris

Editor’s Note:  The full article, entitled “When Engineering Intuition Is Not Enough”, was published in the Fall 2013 / Winter 2014 issue of Altair’s Concept to Reality magazine.  The archive may be viewed here. An optimal structure is many manufacturers’ goal when creating … Read More

The Topology Optimization Imperative

You may lose design proposals if you don’t know about it. What happens when powerful mathematics, genetic algorithms, computer technology, and an intuitive graphical user interface (GUI) come together? Let’s start by saying that topology optimization is a mathematical approach … Read More