New Development Methods for Smart Devices and Modern Manufacturing at Altair’s HMI Presence at Hannover Messe

Altair is proud to present its solutions and methods for simulation driven design and a technology demonstrator of a virtual cobot (a collaborative robot), as well as customer examples to demonstrate how Altair’s solutions can be applied to develop innovative products at this year’s HANNOVER MESSE in Germany from April 24 – 28. We will also be hosting a “Design the DifferenceTM” day, offering a conference program that addresses the challenges and needs of engineers working on the development of increasingly complex products, featuring customer examples of successful product developments. The “Design the Difference”  day conference program is included in the overall program of the CAE Forum and will take place on April 25th at 1.30 pm in hall 6/L46.

Today product creators have to consider the entire mechatronic system, including its structure, sensors, actuators, controllers and much more. How these complex processes can be handled will be presented with a virtual cobot demonstrator, showing the challenges in the development of smart devices and offering solutions for innovative IoT products. From 1D to 3D – from sensors to optimized structures, as well as data analytics, all required development steps can be conducted and solved with Altair’s software platform and its simulation driven innovation approach.

Protiq’s additively manufactured injection molding tool

Information on how to handle manufacturing methods and smart materials are showcased with exhibits of products by Altair customers. Among these the Robot Bike, a bike that combines carbon fiber and 3D printing technologies, resulting in a fully customizable, lightweight, and high strength mountain bike. PROTIQ’s additively manufactured injection molding tool, that offers unparalleled profitability through structural and thermal optimization. And an example of a before welded component of a rocker arm for an agricultural soil tillage unit, which is now casted and was optimized regarding weight, material usage and durability, from AMAZONE. The demonstrator was developed together with Altair, voxeljet, and Procast.

The Robot Bike

Highlighted topics at the Altair booth are:

  • Design processes for modern manufacturing methods
  • Electric efficiency
  • Smart Material Design
  • Connected Model Based Engineering
  • System Simulation
  • Industry 4.0 / Cobots / Smart Devices / IoT
  • and HyperWorks 2017 the most comprehensive CAE platform available today.

We are happy to welcome Laser Zentrum Nord as our co-exhibitor for this year’s conference. They are an important ally for us, especially with regards to new development and manufacturing processes, such as additive manufacturing. The visitors of Hannover Messe can expect a very broad and informative program, highlighting solutions for various production and engineering disciplines, smart materials, Industry 4.0 and much more. Together our companies will present their specific solutions for additive manufacturing, a collaboratively developed “Design for Additive Manufacturing” training program as well as a joint case study of a “bionic brake pedal” demonstrator.

Altair’s Design the Difference program agenda covers the challenging journey engineers have to make when developing for Industry 4.0, and presents solutions and methods for simulation driven innovation by illustrating various industry examples on how to develop innovative products successfully, despite an increasing complexity.


  • How Simulation Driven Design Revolutionizes Product Development – If Done Right!
  • Electrical Engineering in the Age of IoT
  • Designing a Collaborative Robot – Predevelopment with solidThinking
  • Podium Discussion – Why do we Need to Change the Design Paradigm for IOT Devices?

Visit Altair at HANNOVER MESSE 2017, hall 6/booth L17 and on Tuesday April 25 at 1.30 pm at the CAE-Forum in hall 6/booth L46.

Mirko Bromberger
Mirko Bromberger

About Mirko Bromberger

Mirko Bromberger is Altair's Marketing Director at Altair GmbH. He has a degree in Industrial Engineering from University of Applied Sciences in Furtwangen, Germany. He has been with Altair since 2004, working in various positions in consulting, application engineering, sales and marketing.