Author Archives: Chad Zamler

Chad is the Marketing Manager for solidThinking. He was previously the Web Marketing Manager for Altair. Prior to joining the company, he spent time with a number of companies in both online marketing and web project management. He has been with Altair since 2011, and holds BA and MBA degrees in Marketing from Michigan State University.

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

Launch of solidThinking Inspire® 2014

Last year we introduced solidThinking Inspire® to the world with version 9.5. This revolutionary concept development tool received immense praise from the media and customers alike, even winning a number of prestigious industry awards, including the Design News Golden Mousetrap, … Read More

Featured Event – 2014 IDSA International Conference

Representatives from two Altair business units, Th!nklabs and solidThinking, will attend the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) 2014 international conference this week in Austin. The IDSA promotes the practice and education of Industrial Design. Th!nklabs is a creative company … Read More

Simulation-Based Concept Design eBook

Many of you have heard people from Altair discuss the notion of simulation-based concept design, or conceptual simulation. My colleague, Tony Norton, covered the subject in some depth in his Optimize Early and Optimize Often! post back in December. To … Read More

Mickey Mouse, Mousetraps, and More

Our journey started last September when Design News and UBM Canon announced that they were accepting applications for this year’s Golden Mousetrap North American Design + Manufacturing Awards. The Golden Mousetrap Awards celebrate the success of the people, companies, and … Read More