The Challenge of Crashworthiness for Composite Cars

This post was taken from Altair Enlighten and contributed by my colleague, Giuseppe Resta, Manager, Global Automotive at Altair Engineering. It doesn’t seem so long ago that passenger safety and vehicle crashworthiness were the battleground where automakers differentiated their products. … Read More

From Kindred Spirits Back to the Drawing Board

Last month, Design News wrote an article, Next-Generation VLC Improves on XPRIZE-Winning Design, covering the momentum and development of the Edison2 Very Light Car. Altair ProductDesign’s Chief Operating Officer, Mike Heskitt, is quoted stating, “Altair’s core belief is that design … Read More

Engineered Plastics?

I was chatting recently with fellow Altair blogger Bob Yancey about the use of the word composites. Yancey will often write about the application of high-end laminate constructions for aerospace applications. While this is a similar type of composite to … Read More

Kindred Spirits – Altair Meets Edison2

This post was taken from Altair Enlighten and contributed by Mike Heskitt, Chief Operating Officer, Altair ProductDesign. OK… I’m not usually very touchy-feely, so starting a blog with this title is a bit out of character for me, but bear with … Read More

Safety Fast

An old MG advertising slogan that dates back around 80 years, “Safety Fast,” can very well be applied to the work that Advanced Design Engineering Systems Solutions AG (ADESS) has performed for another storied British sports car marque, LOTUS. ADESS … Read More