Tag: Design

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.

Composites Momentum

I’ve been involved in several composites events in the past month and there is a lot of momentum building for composites. First off was the CAMX show in Orlando which was a joint conference between SAMPE and ACMA. I presented … Read More

Technology and Sustainability

I was caught unawares when the A380 took off from John F. Kennedy airport en route to Paris.  With the pinging of the onboard safety announcement, I came back to my senses.  Looking out of the window, I was suddenly … Read More

Optimize Early and Optimize Often!

Recently Jeff Brennan wrote about the “three Rs” of eliminating waste and protecting the environment, singling out “reduce” as the most significant. “There is nothing ‘greener’ than OptiStruct®!” stated Jeff.  I’m certainly not going to disagree with that and at … Read More

Who Says Composites Have to be Expensive?

This post was taken from Altair Enlighten and contributed by my colleague, Pär-Ola Jansell, Director of Altair ProductDesign, Sweden. Composite structures are often associated with low-volume products such as aircraft or race cars where performance is more important than cost. Due … Read More

From Kindred Spirits Back to the Drawing Board

Last month, Design News wrote an article, Next-Generation VLC Improves on XPRIZE-Winning Design, covering the momentum and development of the Edison2 Very Light Car. Altair ProductDesign’s Chief Operating Officer, Mike Heskitt, is quoted stating, “Altair’s core belief is that design … Read More