Ken Welch

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Ken was the cofounder and CEO at SIMSOLID corporation. He has over 30 years experience in the CAE industry in a variety of technical, sales and executive roles at companies including PDA Engineering, Rasna, Moldflow and MSC Software. Ken holds a B.S. and M.S. in civil engineering from the University of California, Davis.

Introducing Altair SimSolid

Altair SimSolid Corporation is a company founded by asking a simple question: “why does the geometry used in the Design and Structural Simulation worlds have to be so different?” The simple answer is that to do analysis you need to … Read More

Think different – complex machined part

Just an example of how Altair SimSolid allows you to think different with respect to how you perform structural simulation.  With traditional FEA you are constantly forced to create and evaluate geometry trade-offs to get to a model suitable to … Read More

Measure assembly gaps using ray probe

Positioning mistakes can be made by a design engineer when positioning parts in an assembly. This can create contact imperfections such as excessive gaps or penetrations. Or, some penetrations can be introduced intentionally, for instance, bolt diameter usually exceeds a hole … Read More

Customer Spotlight – Andron Handling

Customer spotlight – Andron Handling Andron are a U.K. based company specializing in the design of bespoke mechanical equipment. Most systems are one-off and are designed for a particular application. With mechanical, electrical, ergonomic and control system expertise we are … Read More