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.

Altair SimSolid Announces Seed Funding

New Enterprise Associates (NEA) invests in Altair SimSolid MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, Canada.  — January 27, 2016 — Altair SimSolid Corporation, the company pioneering new methods for performing structural analysis by design engineers, announced initial seed funding from New Enterprise Associates (NEA). Altair SimSolid Corporation … Read More

Altair SimSolid Now Commercially Available

Next generation structural simulation product for design engineers MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, Canada. (January 4, 2016) – Altair SimSolid Corporation is proud to announce Altair SimSolid, the first structural simulation product with new technology created specifically for the design engineer. Most notable, Altair … Read More

Altair SimSolid Validation Manual

Altair SimSolid is structural analysis software developed specifically for design engineers. Altair SimSolid’s unique approach works directly on fully featured CAD assemblies and complex part geometry models and does not use a mesh. The Altair SimSolid computational engine is based … Read More

Altair SimSolid is in the Onshape App Store

We are pleased to announce that Altair SimSolid, the first structural simulation product with technology created specifically for the design engineer, is available in the Onshape App Store.  Altair SimSolid provides a direct data integration to Onshape documents and is the best … Read More

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