A Successful 2015 Altair Mexico Technology Conference

On May 21st, Altair successfully hosted its 2nd annual ATCx Mexico event in Mexico City. The daylong conference took place at one of the most prestigious art museums in Mexico, the Museo Soumaya, which is widely known for its imposing architecture and impressive collection of over 66,000 pieces of art. The event allowed managers, executives, and students to share their best practices, challenges, and experiences. ATCx Mexico stood out among other industry events as the most important forum in the growing CAE industry in Mexico.

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The agenda included many significant presentations, including a keynote address by Luca Frattari, Director of Architecture Engineering Construction. Several of Mexico’s industry leaders and Altair’s closest customers gave presentations on the new challenges in their businesses. Sessions largely focused on ways to discover new innovative technology using creativity, design, simulation, and optimization.

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This year, Altair Mexico offered a unique opportunity for the future talents in the country by including a university section where students presented their CAE work to industry leaders and professionals:

  • UNAM FSAE team went over their preparation for the famous racecar competition by utilizing HyperWorks for the first time
  • A group of UNAM students showcased a FEM Analysis of a lighthouse using HyperWorks
  • José Carlos Miranda, Dean of Engineering at the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, shared the results of theInnovation and Creativity through solidThinking Inspire” contest, in which students proposed original designs to solve real-life problems using Altair’s renowned optimization software – solidThinking Inspire.

On the industry side, original presentations in different CAE areas were presented by:

  • Dante Sanchez and Julio Anaya, Senior Design Engineers, MABE
  • Erick Bernal and Sergio Cortés, CAE Engineers, General Motors
  • Francisco Gaeta, Design Engineer, CUPRUM
  • César Rivas, CAE Engineer, Metalsa

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Discussions were held after each presentation to encourage attendees to share their thoughts and questions. Altair Mexico also offered an evening networking event where ATCx attendees enjoyed a tour of the famous Soumaya Museum and a social night out.

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Special thanks to those who participated and presented at the ATCx Mexico! We look forward to seeing everyone next year! Check out more photos from the event and visit www.altairatc.com for future ATC and ATCx in your area.

Lizette Lopez
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About Lizette Lopez

Lizette joined Altair Mexico in 2013 as a Marketing Coordinator. Her responsibilities include planning and executing the marketing activities within the region such as events and communication campaigns. She holds a bachelor degree in Advertising and is certified in Public Relations from the Communications Science Research Center in Mexico (Centro de Estudios en Ciencias de la Comunicación).