TROY, Mich. – May 15, 2012Altair, developer of the popular HyperWorks computer-aided engineering software suite, today kicked off its global HyperWorks Technology Conference Series in Detroit. In just five years, Altair's annual HTC Series (#HTC2012) has grown into one of the premier PLM technology events for the advanced manufacturing community. The international conferences in total bring together more than 3,000 industry professionals from a broad range of industries.

The 2012 Americas HTC is being held at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center, May 15-17, where featured speakers will share key insights on the latest computer-aided engineering and industry trends, as well as best practices and anecdotes related to their experiences using the HyperWorks software suite. Headlining activities on May 16 are keynote addresses from:
  • James R. Scapa, chairman and CEO, Altair Engineering
  • T.K. Mattingly, Apollo 13 and Apollo 16 astronaut, veteran of NASA’s Space Shuttle Program, and current director of Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc.'s Space Enterprise
  • Luca Pignacca, chief designer and EU racing business leader, Dallara Automobili
  • Marc Halpern, vice president of research for product lifecycle management strategies and software applications, Gartner, Inc.

May 17 will feature presentations from key Altair executives who will discuss Increasing the Pace of Innovation Using HyperWorks, highlighting Altair ProductDesign’s BUSolutions project as a real-world example. At the conference, attendees will have the opportunity to see BUSolutions LCO-140H, the world’s first series hydraulic hybrid transit bus. The vehicle has demonstrated fuel economy results that are 110 percent better than conventional diesel buses and 30 percent better than the leading diesel-electric hybrid buses available today.

“The HTC series brings to life Altair’s core values for our customers in a tangible and actionable way,” said Scapa. “We are putting technology in the forefront of our discussions, connecting people from different industries and diverse backgrounds who have to solve similar problems, and giving them freedom to access news tools and best practices, all to directly benefit their businesses and increase their innovation intelligence.”

The centerpieces of HTC events worldwide are the customer experience stories describing the various real-life usage scenarios and successes of employing HyperWorks, Altair's simulation software suite. HyperWorks includes tools for modeling, analysis, visualization and data management capabilities for linear and non-linear, structural optimization, fluid-structure interaction, computational fluid dynamics and multi-body dynamics applications.

Altair’s global 2012/2013 HTC dates and locations include:

The global HTC series will encompass topics of simulation, predictive analytics, optimization, high-performance computing and cloud architectures in an effort to help users make better engineering and business decisions.

HTC2012 is Altair’s premier annual event and is free for all attendees. For more information and to register, visit Connect with HyperWorks on Twitter (hashtag #HTC2012), Facebook and the Altair HyperWorks LinkedIn group for HTC2012 updates and information.

Jennifer Korail
Airfoil Public Relations for Altair


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