Tag: aerospace

The Benefits of PLM

A good article appeared recently in Aerospace Manufacturing and Design on the benefits of PLM.  I provided the Altair perspective but you can see comments from several others in the industry in this article.  Altair continues to gain traction with our … Read More

Simulation: A Bird Strike’s Unsung Hero

Another bird strike event is in the news, this time with a Delta aircraft forced to perform an emergency landing at John F. Kennedy International Airport.  Fortunately, the plane landed safely and passengers were unharmed. Check out my blog post from … Read More

Composites Grow

Composite use continues to grow in the aerospace field.  My recent article in Aerospace Manufacturing and Design  discusses some of the benefits and challenges with the use of composites and notes that simulation will continue to play a critical role … Read More

The International Aerospace Industry

Brazil-based Embraer recently opened its first North American facility in Florida, a development that highlights the international nature of the aerospace industry. In years past, Boeing planes were built in Seattle, and Airbus planes were built at a few facilities across … Read More

Commercial Aviation Competition

For many years, the duopoly for Boeing and Airbus has produced healthy competition that has resulted in better airplanes, innovation, and efficiency. We all agree that healthy competition benefits everyone. Yes, there have been some squabbles between Boeing and Airbus, … Read More

Topology Optimization Makes Its Mark

The news keeps rolling in on how topology optimization is having an impact in the aviation industry, including this recent article in High-Performance Composites. Topology optimization is proving to be an excellent technology for weight reduction of metallic and composite … Read More

How Much Does a Pound Cost?

I recently read an article on the cost per pound for dieting programs.  When you factor in the cost of food, counseling, gym memberships, etc., it works out to $70-$100 per pound.  Unfortunately, most people gain most of the weight … Read More