News | March 25, 2019

The APA Expands Offering To Include An Optimized Design-To-Cost Approach For Composite Part Design

Altair (Nasdaq: ALTR) a global technology company providing solutions in product development, high-performance computing and data intelligence, 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 centralized source, helping them reduce time to market, increase intelligent design, and make smarter decisions faster.

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, fiber 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.)

Source: Altair