Altair Highlights of the Week: January 30th, 2014

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Design News feature: Altair speeds smartphone drop testing

Altair has reduced drop-testing time in smartphones significantly with the use of computer-aided engineering (CAE). While we often associate CAE with automation set-up, materials testing, or landing a Mars rover, Altair worked with Korean smartphone producer LG Engineering (LGE) to create a simulation model that puts a smartphone through its toughest test — dropping it on a hard surface.

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A bird’s-eye look at the 2014 North American International Auto Show

Whether you are a passionate engineer, a car enthusiast, or you simply happen to be in the Detroit area this week, you may want to make a stop at the 2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS).

I had the opportunity to visit during the industry preview and found plenty of interesting content for my car-geek palate. My visit started at the Ford display, where I experienced nostalgia for when I worked with Ford engineers to enhance manufacturing productivity. The team brought a portion of the all-new 2015 F-150 assembly line to the booth, bringing a hint of what a modern plant looks like to the auto show. The F-150 area was also a rather unlikely place to start my journey into lightweight design, but the new F-150 features a military-strength aluminum body, making the “built tough” Ford truck heavy duty yet more efficient than ever.

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Altair’s TOGGLED subsidiary highlights Michigan as a great place for business

Michigan has more engineers per capita than any other state, and manufacturing accounts for 16.5 percent of the gross state product in Michigan – higher than the national average. With nationally ranked engineering programs at 17 colleges in the state, more than 6,000 engineers graduated in 2012, promising the future of Michigan a continued pool of talent.

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