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Altair Sustainability

Sustainability Solutions

As the world demands safer, more efficient, and more innovative products and processes, we aim to transform design and decision-making by applying simulation, machine learning, and optimization throughout product lifecycles. By helping our customers accomplish their goals, we reduce the environmental impact of goods and services around the world and across an array of industries.

SUSTAINABLE DESIGN

Circular Product Lifecycle Management

Use products at their highest value for as long as possible, while minimizing the creation of waste

Shared Infrastructure

Shared Infrastructure

We offer cloud-based applications that allow muliple organizations to use efficiently scaled and shared infrastructure, thus eliminating countless independent compute server installations and giving them access to a range of applications that help them design sustainably.

Sustainable Design

Lightweight Design

We enable structural optimization to inspire and refine product designs that minimize material usage and maximize performance. We allow organizations to utilize simulation-driven innovation so they can develop products, processes, and experiences rapidly in a virtual world – eliminating the carbon and waste stream impacts of physical prototypes in the process.

Operational Efficiency

Operational Efficiency

We conduct high-performance computing (HPC) workload management to optimize energy usage and run time. We also support additive manufacturing and other advanced manufacturing techniques so organizations can create stellar designs developed from simulation methodologies, all at the lowest possible cost.

Material Efficiency

Material Efficiency

Engineered plastics and laminate composites offer the design freedom to the meet lightweighting and cost requirements for complex parts. High-quality plastic materials can be produced quickly and at high volume, but holistic simulation is needed to tailor materials to the individual product requirements. Altair offers a comprehensive set of engineering plastic solutions to produce innovative plastic parts quickly and reliably.

Additive manufacturing (AM) isn’t just for rapid prototyping, research projects, and advanced engineering teams. It is now a viable production solution, and Altair provides a robust simulation toolchain to support production designs created specifically for AM.

Altair® Material Data Center™, a high-fidelity material database for simulation

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Reduce is Better than Recycle

Reducing is Better than Recycling

Reducing carbon dioxide emissions while meeting the 21st century's economic goals calls for the broad adoption of simulation-driven design, a method that identifies high-potential designs earlier in development cycles. Designers and engineers can use structural optimization technology to minimize material usage and improve performance, which creates longer-lasting products that require fewer resources to manufacture and operate.

Click here to find out more about the structural optimization methods manufacturers use to enhance their sustainable product designs.

Automotive’s Only Award Showcasing Vehicle Lightweighting and Sustainability

We’re so committed to vehicle efficiency that we’ve established the automotive industry’s only award dedicated to vehicle sustainability and lightweighting. The Altair Enlighten Award honors the greatest advancements in sustainability and lightweighting that show successful commitments to reducing carbon footprint, mitigating water and energy consumption, and other efforts in material reuse and recycling. An annual award that sparks interest from the automotive and engineering industries, policymakers, educators, students, and the public alike, the Enlighten Award showcases the latest and greatest breakthroughs in sustainability and lightweighting technology.

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Altair's Commitment to Sustainability

Our software technology and consulting services design a healthier, more sustainable future. We also conduct our business in a manner that manages environmental issues responsibly. We fulfill this commitment by:

  • Complying with local environmental regulations across all our global offices
  • Conducting operations in an environmentally sound manner
  • Managing our supply chains toward appropriate environmental practices
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Sustainable design solutions to meet next-gen vehicle demands

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Featured Resources

Built for the Future - SOM Achieves Sustainability Objectives Through Innovative Design

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) is a renowned global architectural, urban planning, and engineering firm. Known for some of the world’s most technically and environmentally advanced buildings, SOM applies creativity and emerging technologies to design buildings for the future. SOM designed the new United States Courthouse in Downtown Los Angeles to be an open and transparent public space, while also constantly considering the materials used in the project and the project's environmental footprint. The structural design specialists at SOM used Altair OptiStruct to generate an ideal project plan that considered sustainable regulations and manufacturing constraints.

Customer Stories

Guide to Accelerating e-Mobility to Realization

The electric mobility revolution is ready to go mainstream. OEMs, suppliers, and emerging vehicle manufacturers are investing billions to develop innovative electric vehicles and optimize development and production processes to deliver e-mobility to the masses. For companies to realize their goals of achieving mass adoption and profitability, we see simulation technology as the cornerstone of any e-mobility strategy. Whether updating existing vehicle design processes to go electric or developing a new program from the ground up, it can be challenging to identify the technology required and ensure these tools work harmoniously to model the complexities of the vehicle’s interconnected systems. In this guide, we set out to help electric vehicles manufacturers build a comprehensive technology stack, develop a sustainable design process, and deploy manufacturing operations that scale to meet growing demand.

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Accelerating R&D in the Cloud

Materials designers and developers are constantly working to improve existing materials and create new ones that will allow us to interact with our world and explore in ways that weren’t possible before. Because being first counts in the race to materials innovation, Altair enabled a leading materials manufacturer to accelerate product development in the cloud.

Customer Stories

Mobilizing Humanity in a New Way

In this presentation, Rob Miller, Chief Marketing Officer, discusses how Hyperloop Transportation Technologies and its partners are building a transportation system that moves people and goods at unprecedented speeds safely, efficiently, and sustainably. Through the use of unique, patented technology and an advanced business model of lean collaboration, open innovation and integrated partnership, HyperloopTT is creating and licensing technologies. Founded in 2013, HyperloopTT is a global team comprised of more than 800 engineers, creatives and technologists in 52 multidisciplinary teams, with 40 corporate and university partners. Headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, HyperloopTT has offices in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, UAE; Bratislava, Slovakia; Toulouse, France; São Paulo, Brazil; and Barcelona, Spain. HyperloopTT has built a full-scale prototype in Toulouse, France and has signed agreements in the United States, UAE, France, India, China, Korea, Indonesia, Slovakia, Czech Republic, and Ukraine. "

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