Sustainability

Sustainability

As the world demands safer, more efficient and innovative products and processes, our vision is to transform design and decision making by applying simulation, machine learning, and optimization throughout product lifecycles. By helping our customers accomplish this, we help to reduce the environmental impact of goods and services across a broad array of industries worldwide.

shared infrastructure

Shared Infrastructure

Offering cloud-based applications which allow efficiently scaled and shared infrastructure to be used by multiple organizations, thus eliminating countless independent compute server installations and giving access to a broad range of applications relevant to sustainable design.

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Sustainable Design

Enabling structural optimization to inspire and refine product designs that minimize material usage and maximize performance. Utilizing simulation-driven innovation to rapidly develop products, processes, and experiences in a virtual world without the carbon and waste stream impact of multiple physical prototypes.

Operational Efficiency

Operational Efficiency

Conducting high-performance computing (HPC) workload management to ensure efficiency of energy usage and run time. Supporting additive manufacturing and other advanced manufacturing techniques to embody the most optimal designs developed from simulation methodologies at the lowest cost.

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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Automotive’s Only Award Dedicated to Vehicle Lightweighting and Sustainability

We have a deep commitment to vehicle efficiency, so much so that we have established the automotive industry’s only award dedicated to vehicle sustainability and lightweighting. The Altair Enlighten Award honors the greatest sustainability and lightweighting advancements that show a successful commitment to reducing the carbon footprint, mitigating water and energy consumption, as well as successful efforts in material reuse and recycling. Sparking interest from industry, engineering, policymakers, educators, students, and the public alike, this annual award provides an environment to share the latest technology innovations dedicated to sustainability and lightweighting.

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Altair's Commitment to Sustainability

Our software technology and consulting services are by their very essence at the core of designing a healthier and more sustainable future for humanity. 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 of our global offices
  • Conducting operations in an environmentally sound manner
  • Managing our supply chains toward appropriate environmental practices

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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Vehicle Lightweighting with DesignLife

The push for lighter weight products continues and with it the challenge increases for engineers to retain the required strength and durability. Fatigue calculations are vital to evaluate where mass reduction can be achieved without sacrificing durability. This webinar will discuss the fatigue calculation methods relevant to maintaining durability in today's advanced lightweight structures.

Webinars

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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