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Altair Partner Alliance Expands Offering to Include Design-to-Cost Approach for Composite Part Design

  • Tuesday, 12th March 2019
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Altair is pleased to welcome the addition of Quilted Stratum Design (QSD) software by Cetim to the Altair Partner Alliance (APA).

Altair offers on-demand access to a broad spectrum of software applications from over 55 companies in Altair’s Partner Alliance. Altair’s customers are able to leverage a wide range of software tools from a centralised source, helping them reduce time to market, increase intelligent design, and make smarter decisions faster.

“We are excited to work with Cetim to provide a powerful, yet easy to use solution for evaluating composite layup strategies. QSD offers Altair customers an optimisation approach for designers to rapidly design high-performing and cost-controlled composite parts,” said James Dagg, CTO of Design and Simulation Solutions at Altair.

QSD by Cetim offers designers an intuitive workflow within the Altair HyperMesh environment that benefits from Altair OptiStruct advanced technologies for a smart composite design with optimum thicknesses, fibre orientation and reduced material scraps. QSD aims at designing efficient structural parts manufactured from hot-pressed, multi-thickness preforms of thermoplastic plies. The QSD method fits with all creating ‘tailored preform’ processes (tape placement, QSP, hand lay-up.)

“With QSD, Cetim provides access to the best practices of composite optimisation developed during our research project with ONERA, the French Aerospace Lab. The partnership with Altair gives HyperWorks users access to best-in-class software already used in numerous design offices,” said Damien Guillon, Composite R&D Manager at Cetim.

An introductory webinar for QSD will be held on 4 April at 10 a.m. EST. For more information about the software, please visit the product page for QSD. APA-enabled HyperWorks customers can download QSD.

Visit Altair in Hall 5, Stand G97 and Cetim in Hall 6, Stand D85 at JEC World 2019.

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