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We Work with Ford Motor Company to Help Minimize the Weight of its Vehicles

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Developing a Revolutionary Elevator System for Tall Buildings

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The Altair
Enlighten Award:
Automotive’s Only Award Dedicated
to Vehicle Lightweighting

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Lightweighting & Optimization
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Developing a Cable-Less Elevator
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Are You A Lightweight Design Pioneer?
Minimizing Vehicle Weight at Ford
Developing a Revolutionary Elevator System for Tall Buildings
Automotive’s Only Award Dedicated to Vehicle Lightweighting
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Featured Customer: FIAT Brasil

Predicting and Eliminating Squeak & Rattle Noise

We partnered with FIAT Brasil to investigate and eradicate Squeak and Rattle phenomena early in the development process.

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Featured Customer: RUAG Space

Topologically Optimized & 3D Printed Component on its Way to Space

We worked with RUAG Space to fulfill their engineering goal to 3D print a lighter, stiffer component made of aluminum.

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Featured Customer: Sharma & Associates

Developing an Innovative New Safety System for Rail Vehicles

We worked with US based consulting company, Sharma & Associates, to develop a new safety system to protect rail engineers in the event of a crash.

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Featured Customer: Honeywell

Minimizing the Weight of Aircraft Engine Components by 26%

Brian Cottrell, Chief of Structures at Honeywell Aerospace, discusses how we worked with their engineering teams to minimize the weight of new aircraft engines.

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A History of Innovation

Altair began as a product design services company in 1985 and the knowledge of real world product development and understanding of manufacturing processes and constraints has never been lost.

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  • 1985:

    Altair founded

  • 1995:

    Our first full vehicle development program for Ford Ranger

  • 2008:

    Foundation of the Airbus optimization center

Sharing Product Weight
Reduction Knowledge

We love talking about product weight reduction, so much so that we created Enlighten, the world’s leading source of informative & inspirational content regarding mass reduction across industry.

Here’s a selection of material available on Enlighten.

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