Simulation-Driven Design Technology to be Showcased at Hannover Messe

Solutions highlights from Altair to include CAE, IoT, concept design platforms, digital tool chains, and innovative design processes for modern manufacturing methods and smart products

TROY, Mich., April 3, 2018 – Altair (Nasdaq:ALTR) will present its cutting-edge, market-leading solutions featuring simulation-driven design for modern manufacturing methods, digital tool chains for the automation of engineering processes, and system simulation for model-based development of connected products at this year’s Hannover Messe, from April 23 – 27 in Germany. Altair highlights at the trade show will include a technology demonstrator showing autonomous engineering with a self-balancing scooter, developed by Hochschule Weingarten and University Stuttgart, the 3i-PRINT project, an ABB use case for multi-body dynamics and fatigue analysis of an industry robot, and “Design for Manufacturing” with co-exhibitor reseller COFFEE GmbH presenting a Markforged 3D printer and featuring products of the solidThinking platform.

A conference program titled “Automation of Digital Processes in Product Development” hosted by Altair University on April 25 at 1:30 pm in hall 6, will be specifically tailored to the needs and challenges of engineers developing increasingly complex products, such as for Industry 4.0. Presenting Simulation-driven InnovationTM solutions and methods, Altair and presenters from Hochschule Weingarten and University Stuttgart will demonstrate the requirements of developing an innovative product such as a self-balancing scooter employing a simulation-driven design process that covers the entire digital tool chain.

“I’m very happy to collaborate with Hochschule Weingarten and University Stuttgart at Hannover Messe to present autonomous engineering concepts by means of a self-balancing scooter,” said Mirko Bromberger, Director Marketing and Additive Manufacturing Strategies at Altair Engineering. “The complexity of products such as the self-balancing scooter makes it necessary to consider the entire mechatronic system, including its structure, sensors, actuators, controllers, and much more. From 1D to 3D, sensors to optimized structures, as well as data analytics, the scooter is a perfect demonstrator of how all required development steps can be conducted and solved with Altair’s Simulation-driven Innovation approach.”

Visit Altair at HANNOVER MESSE 2018, hall 6/booth L17 and on Wednesday April 25 at 1.30 pm at the CAE-Forum in hall 6/booth L46.

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