News Aerostruktur Faserverbundtechnik GmbH selects HyperWorks Suite to streamline development process of airborne structures Press contact: Evelyn Gebhardt Blue Gecko Marketing Tel.: +49 6421 9684351 firstname.lastname@example.org Company contact: Jennifer Wilt Airfoil Public Relations Tel.: 248.304.1418 email@example.com Altair’s CAE product family enables faster and more flexible design of fiber-reinforced plastics TROY, Mich., November 19, 2009 – Altair Engineering, Inc., a leading global provider of simulation technology and engineering services that empower client innovation and decision-making, announced today that Aerostruktur Faserverbundtechnik GmbH, a Germany-based aerospace supplier, has chosen HyperWorks, Altair's computer aided engineering (CAE) suite, to reduce modeling time and to accelerate the overall development process. Aerostruktur Faserverbundtechnik GmbH specializes in design, development, and manufacturing of complete airborne structures and components. The company has broad expertise in design and manufacturing techniques involving fiber-reinforced plastics and started to use HyperWorks in May, 2009, with the suite’s pre- and post-processing tools: HyperMesh and HyperView, as well as the suite’s solver, RADIOSS. All tools are used for basic engineering design work, including structural analysis in the aviation and aerospace field, but also for military applications. "The decision to switch to HyperWorks was especially driven by the fact that HyperMesh is much faster and more flexible than any competitor’s tool we have tested,” said Dipl.-Ing. W. Hoffmann, managing director at Aerostruktur Faserverbundtechnik GmbH. “Quick meshing and geometry cleanups can be done a lot easier and are partly automated, which saves us considerable modelling and meshing time. Furthermore, HyperWorks will help us to streamline our core activity, the development of advanced structures of fiber-reinforced plastics." “I am very pleased with Aerostruktur’s selection of our HyperWorks Suite,” said Dr. Detlef Schneider, managing director, Altair, Germany. “We see a high interest on the part of aerospace OEMs and suppliers in adopting HyperWorks’ superior modeling, visualization and optimization technologies. In particular, our solutions for the optimization of composite structures are key for further improvements in aerospace development and lead to lighter and better products created in less time.” About HyperWorks Built on a foundation of design optimization, performance data management and process automation, HyperWorks is an enterprise simulation solution for rapid design exploration and decision-making. As the most comprehensive, open-architecture CAE solution in the industry, HyperWorks includes best-in-class modeling, analysis, visualization and data management solutions for linear and non-linear, structural optimization, fluid-structure interaction and multi-body dynamics applications. For more information, please visit www.altairhyperworks.com. About Aerostruktur Faserverbundtechnik GmbH Aerostruktur Faserverbundtechnik GmbH in Gundelfingen offers a wide range of expertise in engineering and manufacturing disciplines. From structural analysis using HyperWorks to aerodynamic investigations using FLUENT and CFD++ for the development of mainly airborne components and complete aircraft, Aerostruktur is specialized not only in the design and development field but also in the manufacturing of complete structures. Developed over three decades, special knowledge about different design and manufacturing techniques incorporating fiber-reinforced plastics is the source of the development work at Aerostruktur. Primarily, light weight CFC-Prepreg technology (2 autoclaves) is used in the latest designs of aircraft and aircraft parts at Aerostruktur. For more information please visit: www.aerostruktur.de. About Altair Altair Engineering, Inc. empowers client innovation and decision-making through technology that optimizes the analysis, management and visualization of business and engineering information. Privately held, with more than 1,300 employees, Altair has offices throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia/Pacific. With a 20-year-plus track record for product design, advanced engineering software, grid computing technologies and enterprise analytics solutions, Altair consistently delivers a competitive advantage to customers in a broad range of industries. To learn more, please visit www.altair.com.