Altair Engineering Inc.

Altair transforms design and decision making by applying simulation, machine learning and optimization throughout product lifecycles. Altair offers product design consulting services and computer-aided engineering (CAE) software to develop high-performance, lightweight products with composite materials.

1820 E. Big Beaver Rd.
Troy, MI 48083-2031 US


A Message from Altair Engineering Inc.

Innovative Use of Composites for Organic Architecture

In this interview recorded at JEC World 2018, Atanas Zhelev, Chief Architect and co-founder at Digital Architects Ltd., talks about the innovative use of composites for organic architecture.

Rolo Bike develops carbon fiber bicycle, achieve world leading performance for weight, stiffness and comfort.

During the development of a new carbon fiber bicycle, the design team at Sweden based Rolo Bikes, wanted to develop a frame which exhibited world leading strength and stiffness attributes while keeping weight to an absolute minimum.

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Wood/carbon composites for architecture
Innovative organic architecture enabled with wood/carbon laminates, software tools.


JEC World 2018 preview: Altair
Altair hosts conference session on “Simulation-driven Design for Composites” featuring case histories from Airbus, Pronal and others

Composites-intensive folding bike: Simplifying multi-modal transportation
The world’s lightest folding bike relies on CFRP for high stiffness and strength at low weight.

Composites bucking the market trend in M&A
During 2015 and 2016, the composites industry saw such impressive activity in mergers and acquisitions, it was perhaps to be expected that, in 2017, we would see a dip in transaction levels, especially given the global regulatory uncertainty and the impact that might have on larger, more complex deals.

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Webinar: Composites in architecture
CompositesWorld is hosting a free Altair-sponsored webinar on Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 11:00 am EST, titled, “Use of Composite Materials in Organic Architecture.”

Altair acquires Componeering
Altair (Troy, MI, US) has acquired Componeering Inc. (Helsinki, Finland), a technology company specializing in structural analysis and design of composite structures. Componeering, now Altair Engineering Finland Oy, is the developer of ESAComp composites simulation software.

Webinar: Composites in a racing catamaran
CompositesWorld is providing a free Altair Engineering Inc.-sponsored webinar on Sept. 28 at 2:00 p.m. EDT titled, “Composites Optimization of a Foiling C-Class Catamaran.”

Richard Yen of Altair presents awards.

FCA, Toyota, Faurecia and AP&T win Altair awards
The 5th annual Altair Enlighten Awards strive to promote and celebrate innovation in automotive lightweighting.

Quilted Stratum Process production line at Cetim

Automated Preforming — Quilted Stratum Process (QSP)
CW’s tour of CETIM (Nantes, France) and the QSP line which preforms multi-thickness thermoplastic materials in 40-90 seconds for composite parts with cycle times of 1-2 minutes.

Altair releases HyperWorks 2017
Altair (Troy, MI, US) has released HyperWorks 2017, with several functionalities added in areas such as model-based development, electromagnetism, nonlinear structural analysis, modeling and meshing, multiphysics and multi-disciplinary analysis, lightweight design and optimization.

Metal + composite = Less weight, more room
Global supplier develops scaled design approach for metal/composite hybrids in highly loaded automotive applications.

CAMX 2016 Show Report
The 3rd annual joint ACMA/SAMPE-sponsored trade event comes to Anaheim with an exhibition and conference program attractive to professionals across the composites world.

Webinar: How to make Ti/CFRP joints
CompositesWorld is presenting a free webinar, sponsored by Altair, on Oct. 18 at 2:00 p.m. EDT, titled "How to Make Great (Ti/CFRP) Joints: The Story of the Robot Bike Co. R160 Development."

ContiTech receives Altair award
ContiTech was recognized for its use of a fiberglass-reinforced polyamide rear crossbeam.

Altair, RUAG and Morf3D partner on AM aerospace applications
The partnership aims to offer a start‐to‐finish service primarily to the aerospace industry for additive manufacturing (AM) including space, propulsion, aircraft interior and airframe applications.

Webinar emphasizes composites impact analysis
CompositesWorld is presenting a free Altair-sponsored webinar on April 28 at 2:00 p.m. EDT titled, "Impact Analysis of Composites Structures."

Carbon fiber meets simulation in ultralight bike frame
Rolo Bikes wanted to design a bicycle frame with carbon fiber in mind, and it wanted test it in the virtual world.

Laminated composites: The original additive manufacturing process
Because fabrication of laminated composites can claim to be the original additive manufacturing process, Altair Engineering Inc.'s (Troy, MI, US.) VP of aerospace solutions Robert Yancey says it also should be the most advanced in terms of application.

Slideshow of SPE ACCE 2015
A look at the 15th edition of SPE’s Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition (ACCE).

CAMX 2015 preview: Altair
Altair (Troy, MI, US) will emphasize its tools and expertise for analyzing and optimizing composite structures.

Product Categories of Altair Engineering Inc.

Auxiliary processing equipment, repair equipment, and supplies
  • Auxiliary processing equipment
    • CAD/CAM/CAE hardware/software
Design, testing, consulting, other services
  • CAD/CAM/CAE design
  • Finite element modeling/analysis (FEM/FEA)
  • Materials analysis
  • Product design
  • Consulting
    • Consulting, other
  • Testing
    • Testing, materials
    • Testing, product