Purmundus Challenge 2020: Virtual Ceremony for Real Innovations  

Anyone who regularly visits Formnext in Frankfurt cannot miss one of the most important global awards in the design industry – the Purmundus Challenge. This annual international competition honors the most exciting design innovations and trends in 3D and 4D printing. For the 2020 challenge, featuring the motto “Geometry and Material in Harmony,” the jury selected 35 finalists and seven winners from the innovative entries. All winners received their awards during Digital Formnext Connect 2020 on November 11. Read More

The Upside of Warranty Claims

At first glance, there’s not an obvious upside to warranty claims. For many manufacturers, they certainly represent an expensive headache. Research indicates that, on average, claims account for around two percent of product sales revenue. Beyond the immediate costs of rectifying faults and compensating customers, the long-term impact on corporate and brand reputations can be even more damaging. However, for all the negatives, warranty claims also represent a rich resource. Properly leveraged, warranty data can enable early detection of product failures and when integrated with design and internal quality data can reduce detection-to-correction (DTC) with a faster, more accurate root cause analysis (RCA). Read More

2020 Year in Review

Despite the challenges every person, family, community, and business around the world faced in 2020, there are always lessons to be learned and things for which to be grateful. As we approach a new year, we wanted to share a … Read More

A Year Like No Other

If I had anticipated the challenges of 2020, Altair’s 35th year in business, I would certainly have been confident our team would rise to the occasion. After all, we have a rock-solid foundation built around our innovation culture and our … Read More

Moving HPC Forward in 2020

2020 has been an unprecedented year, with significant upheaval in our everyday lives as well as in business, industry, and science. The requirement for high-performance computing (HPC) resources to support enterprises around the globe is more critical than ever, powering … Read More

Peak Performance as Ski Season Approaches

For some of us, the real excitement of the year comes not from the longer days and warmer temperatures but from the fall of the first snow and the start of a new season: ski season. The re-emergence of winter … Read More

Design and Manufacturing of Injection Molded Products

In this interview with Martin Solina, director of product management, manufacturing at Altair, we explore how to assure robust design and manufacturing of injection molded products. To learn more, download the “Eguide to Injection Molding.” Injection molding is an established … Read More