See how Engineers and designers from across the composites industry have combined Altair’s comprehensive technology with their expertise to produce innovative designs through the optimisation and simulation of composite structures & materials

LEAMINGTON SPA, Warwickshire, < 14th June 2018  > – Altair Engineering, Inc., a leading global provider of technology and services empowering client innovation and decision-making, is pleased to announce its 4th Composites Design Seminar (www.altair.com/composites2018) attracting engineers and simulation experts across many industries to see leading OEM’s and Tier 1’s that will showcase examples of composite structures, designed and optimised using Altair’s leading innovative technology.

The Altair seminar titled ‘Maximising the Potential of Composite Materials’ will feature Keynotes from Composites UK and Gordon Murray Design discovering latest issues combined with perceived & actual impartiality. Furthermore, technical presenters from leading companies including McLaren Applied Technology, National Composites Centre, Simpact and more will demonstrate how Altair has helped them create innovative products while improving their development processes for composites by reducing overall project time from initial analysis to final design.

McLaren Applied Technologies will talk about their project “Invincible” – a fully wearable composite shield illustrating how collaborating with Altair greatly impacted their work by significantly reducing the cost of the composite structure. Simpact will unveil their lightweight automotive suspension concept LIFT, an innovative flexible composite suspension system that deployed Altair’s technology achieving 38.5% weight reduction on the baseline Ariel Atom with no loss in functionality. National Composites Centre will showcase the new and innovative Sit Ski and the use of Altair’s advanced composite solutions to produce fast, light, durable, cost-efficient & high performing Sit Ski.

With more to be added to the agenda, this seminar will bring together thought leaders within the UK composite industry to showcase how the latest innovations in composites have been used within the UK. Last held in 2014, more than 100 delegates attended the seminar. “It was a very interesting conference. There seems to be a lot of development in the right direction”, said Declan Nolan from B/E Aerospace. “I enjoyed the customer presentations as a window into how our peers approach similar problems to our own”, added Owen Carless from Red Bull Racing

This seminar is beneficial to all practitioners involved in the virtual design of composites structures, as well as Engineering Managers and Directors tasked with producing products which exhibit “world beating” performance characteristics. The event will be held at the Woodland Grange Hotel, Leamington Spa on 26th June 2018. For more information on the UK Altair Composites Design Seminar please visit www.altair.com/composites2018


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