In a veritable blink of an eye, 2014 will draw to a close. It certainly has been a spectacular year for Altair, filled with many achievements as well as great memories from community and industry events. Let’s review some unforgettable moments:
solidThinking Inspire 9.5 was named a 2014 winner in the Design Tools: CAD/PDM/PLM category of the Golden Mousetrap North American Design + Manufacturing Awards. The Golden Mousetrap Awards celebrate the people, companies, and technologies that are driving today’s design and manufacturing industries.
Kids aren’t the only ones who enjoy slot car races! Engineers and software developers from 25 different companies gathered at RAPID 2014 to design and build a winning slot car.
This move added the FEKO® solver to the HyperWorks® suite, extending the Altair simulation offering into electromagnetics, a very relevant domain for the aerospace, automotive, and shipbuilding industries.
Corp! Magazine annually recognizes Michigan companies and entrepreneurs that have made innovative contributions to the vibrancy and strategic trajectory of Michigan’s economy. Pictured, center, Mike Kidder, VP of Corporate Marketing, accepted the award on behalf of the company.
The “weight” is over! solidThinking Inspire 2014 launched with significant new enhancements, including geometry simplification tools, smoothing options, linear static analysis, concentrated mass parts, and more.
This was the inaugural year of Altair’s onsite employee garden. The Altair Garden Club grew organic vegetables and herbs with great success this past summer, treating all employees to a delicious “Salsa Sampler” with the bounty of tomatoes and herbs produced!
Rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing leader Materialise joined the Altair Partner Alliance (APA), making 3-matic STL available to all HyperWorks users!
With a focus on simulation-driven design, HyperWorks® 13.0 successfully launched in September, increasing engineering productivity with respect to peformance optimization, lightweight design, lead-time reduction, and access to new technologies.
Altair Thinklabs® worked with Blake Leeper to redesign his prosthetic running blades for elite athletic competition. Blake is a paralympian runner hoping to qualify to compete in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This human-centered design project received an enthusiastic reception at the 2014 national conference of the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) at its unveiling in Austin, Texas. Subsequently, the team was selected to present the project in their hometown at TEDxDetroit.
Working with Altair ProductDesign, RUAG Space redesigned and optimized an antenna support for an Earth observation satellite, producing the part using additive manufacturing, or 3D printing. Results were presented at the European Space Agency (ESA) conference in Noordwijk, Netherlands, as well as during the Altair-hosted Additive Manufacturing Design and Engineering Symposium at EuroMold 2014.
At the Supercomputing 2014 in New Orleans, La., Altair PBS Works™ received an HPCwire Readers’ Choice Award for “Best HPC Software or Technology”. CEO Jim Scapa, pictured left, was on hand to accept the award.
In the Detroit Free Press 2014 Top Workplaces in Michigan, Altair ranked #10 out of 25 large companies surveyed.
At MSED’s 21st Annual Black Tie Gala, the solidThinking Inspire team was honored with the 2014 Marketing and Sales Executives of Detroit Platinum Award.
Many thanks to all Altair customers, partners, and employees for your irreplaceable role in Altair’s past and future. Best wishes for continued innovation and success in 2015!
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