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.

Lightweight 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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Reducing is Better than Recycling

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 Urban Air Mobility

Urban air mobility (UAM) is a point of convergence for automotive and aviation organizations. This presents opportunities for collaboration between the industries, with air taxis being of particular interest. Intended to transport a few customers at a time, avoid congested streets over short distances, and reduce pollution, this category of aircraft is often envisioned as an electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) vehicle. Startups and established OEMs alike have begun moving past ideation and into the development stage for these next-generation aircrafts.

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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

Panel Discussion: Aligning Technologies and Business Practices to Ensure a Sustainable Future

Exploring the challenges and opportunities of the circular economy. Sustainability is driving new and innovative business practices across the globe as companies find ways to harmonize CO2 emission reduction with economic goals. With circular product lifecycle management, manufacturers are refining their processes to capitalize on resource efficiency – designing products explicitly to last longer and to be reused, repurposed, and remanufactured. A panel of experts and industry leaders will discuss the role global manufacturers will play in ensuring a sustainable future, as well as the environmental, economic, and sociopolitical factors that will influence this movement.

Future.Industry 2021
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