Engineered Plastics?

I was chatting recently with fellow Altair blogger Bob Yancey about the use of the word composites. Yancey will often write about the application of high-end laminate constructions for aerospace applications. While this is a similar type of composite to … Read More

Kindred Spirits – Altair Meets Edison2

This post was taken from Altair Enlighten and contributed by Mike Heskitt, Chief Operating Officer, Altair ProductDesign. OK… I’m not usually very touchy-feely, so starting a blog with this title is a bit out of character for me, but bear with … Read More

Safety Fast

An old MG advertising slogan that dates back around 80 years, “Safety Fast,” can very well be applied to the work that Advanced Design Engineering Systems Solutions AG (ADESS) has performed for another storied British sports car marque, LOTUS. ADESS … Read More

Small Overlap, Big Challenge

My colleague, Giuseppe Resta, Manager, Global Automotive at Altair Engineering submitted the following blog post. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) just released its first results for its new small overlap frontal crash test. Despite the fact that the initial … Read More

Disruptive Innovation?

The National Petroleum Council (a panel advising the US Energy Department) has just published a future fuels report stating that the internal combustion will remain the dominant power source for cars until at least 2050. The study says it will … Read More

Shedding Car Weight with Simulation Technology

This post was taken from Altair Enlighten. Earlier this month, I wrote an opinion piece for Environmental Leader, a magazine dedicated to energy, environmental and sustainability news. My contribution gave an overview of how automotive manufacturers are increasingly turning to … Read More

Farnborough and Japan

I intently watched the news coming out of the Farnborough Air Show held recently, and I was happy to see the positive reviews of the Qatar Airlines 787.  People were raving about the comfortable cabin layout, the seating, the unique … Read More