Tag: product development

Altair ProductDesign Website Redesign

I am pleased to announce that a redesign of the Altair ProductDesign website was launched last month.  This is the first of several Altair sites currently being redeveloped to promote a more consistent identity across the company.  The new site … Read More

Can Sustainable Design Also Maximize Profits?

Last week I was an invited speaker at an executive roundtable event titled “The Future of Manufacturing”, hosted by former Vice-President Al Gore  in the downtown London offices of Generation Investment LLC, an investment firm focused on “Sustainable Investing”.  What … Read More

Optimization Strategies for Multi-Material Vehicles

This post was taken from Altair Enlighten and contributed by my colleague, Regu Ramoo, Director of Engineering at Altair ProductDesign. Many studies on automotive mass reduction have been undertaken over the years by various steel, aluminum, magnesium, and composites consortia, … Read More

Understanding the Limitations of Composite Materials

This post was taken from Altair Enlighten and contributed by my colleague, Lars Fredriksson, Director at Altair ProductDesign, Germany. Back in January 2012, Altair entered into a partnership with advanced materials specialists, Caterham Composites, to improve each other’s knowledge on … Read More

The Challenge of Crashworthiness for Composite Cars

This post was taken from Altair Enlighten and contributed by my colleague, Giuseppe Resta, Manager, Global Automotive at Altair Engineering. It doesn’t seem so long ago that passenger safety and vehicle crashworthiness were the battleground where automakers differentiated their products. … 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

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