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Innovative Use of Composites for Organic Architecture

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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. Composites offer designers the ability to create a material and engineer its properties to resist particular load cases and environments. 

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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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Altair Inspire Mold simulates injection molding process to optimize manufacturability
Inspire Mold can evaluate manufacturability of new components at the outset of development, complete design iterations faster, reduce cost and other optimization features.

Altair database center offers comprehensive material information
The Altair Material Database Center contain thousands of high-quality materials including polymers, metals and composites, directly connected to Altair’s and other major solvers.

Altair named official supplier for Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli team
With the 36th America’s Cup yacht race approaching, Altair’s design platform has enabled a systematic and detailed approach to composite optimization for the racing team’s boat.

Next-generation composites qualification
Fully digital qualification hasn’t yet arrived, but simulation and analysis software continue to evolve and work together with physical testing practices.

Altair acquires M-Base Engineering + Software GmbH
Integration of M-Base’s leadership in plastics material data and technology will enable Altair to offer most comprehensive, high-fidelity plastics database on the market.

Composites feature in Altair’s 8th Annual Enlighten Awards
Recognized jointly with the Center for Automotive Research (CAR), winners represent the world’s best initiatives to reduce vehicle weight and meet emissions targets.

Altair releases major software update to expand user solutions
The update enables accelerated innovation and targets design simulation and data analytics. 

AnalySwift launches VABS software on Altair Partner Alliance platform
VABS software enables cost-effective simulation for composite rotor blades, tubes and other slender composite structures. 

Composites suppliers, fabricators respond to coronavirus
Companies across the composites industry supply chain share how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting their businesses, and how they are available to help.

Altair highlights design simulation and optimization software
Altair is presenting its methods and solutions for design, optimization and simulation of composite structures and materials.

Altair acquires newFASANT
newFASANT’s analysis software plugs into existing Altair solutions and expands offerings in areas like antenna design and placement, radome analysis and more.

Overmolded hybrid parts open new composites markets
A process that combines continuous carbon fiber-reinforced PAEK with chopped fiber/PEEK overmolding is making inroads in the aerospace market. Parts that previously could not be produced cost-effectively from composites can now be made at less cost than their metal counterparts.

National Composites Week

National Composites Week takes place Aug. 26-30
Each day features a different theme celebrating the composites manufacturing industry.

skeleton design for carbon fiber thermoplastic reinforced automotive windshield demonstrator

Skeleton design enables more competitive composite autostructures
New approach combines thermoplastic pultrusions with injection overmolding in a two-step, 75-second process.

Cetim QSD design process for tailored blanks and parts using thermoplastic composite tapes and organosheet

Design engineering of tailored preforms
Tailored preforming has opened new doors in composites fabrication, but designing for it requires tools that understand and work with this complex process.

composites CAE software

Diehl Aviation selects Altair as preferred strategic CAE supplier
According to the agreement, Altair’s computer-aided engineering (CAE) software will be Diehl Aviation’s preferred solver for at least three years.

JEC World composites show

JEC World 2019 Preview
The JEC World trade show and conference, the largest composites event in the world, will be held at the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center, March 12-14, 2019.

composites automotive

Thermoplastic door a first for automotive composites
A team of automotive researchers are engaged in a four-year project with goals of building a lighter, 100% recyclable, carbon fiber-reinforced thermoplastic door.

People in Composites – January 2019
CW’s monthly roundup of people news in the composites industry.

Altair

Altair announces SIMSOLID acquisition
SIMSOLID works on full-fidelity CAD assemblies for structural simulation without geometry simplification, cleanup or meshing.

carbon fiber bikes

Safe cycling: Keys to composite bike design integrity
Steps bike designers and manufacturers must take to keep high-performance carbon fiber bikes safe, upright and on the road or trial.

Product Categories of Altair Engineering Inc.

CAD/CAM/CAE design
CAD/CAM/CAE hardware/software
Consulting, other
Finite element modeling/analysis (FEM/FEA)
Materials analysis
Product design
Testing, materials
Testing, product