The Altair Partner Alliance (APA) Expands Offering to Include an Optimized Design-to-Cost Approach for Composite Part Design

TROY, Mich. – March 11, 2019 –  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).

Composite Design

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.

“We are excited to work with Cetim to provide a powerful, yet easy to use solution for evaluating composite layup strategies. QSD® offers Altair customers an optimization approach for designers to rapidly design high-performing and cost-controlled composite parts,” said James Dagg, CTO of Design and Simulation Solutions at Altair.

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.)

“With QSD, Cetim provides access to the best practices of composite optimization developed during our research project with ONERA, the French Aerospace Lab. The partnership with Altair gives HyperWorks users access to best-in-class software already used in numerous design offices,” said Damien Guillon, Composite R&D Manager at Cetim.

Cetim and Altair will be exhibiting at leading international composites show JEC World in Paris, from March 12-14. Demonstrations of composite design and optimization with QSD will take place at the Cetim booth #6D85 and at the Altair Booth #5G97 during the show.

An  introductory webinar for QSD will be held on April 4 at 10 a.m. EST. For more information about the software, please visit the  product page for QSD. APA-enabled HyperWorks customers can download QSD  here.

About Cetim:

As the leading French player in the fields of mechanical engineering innovation and R&D, Cetim has built up a wide network of partners. Its engineers and technicians operate in more than 30 countries each year. R&D function is carried out either within specific sectors or cutting across sector boundaries, and within either a national or an international context. It embraces a range of complementary aspects, including prospective studies in conjunction with international scientific communities, R&D concerning all areas of mechanical engineering, industry-specific studies and projects, and the large-scale federative technological projects. Cetim provides a comprehensive array of services to the mechanical engineering industry from consulting to testing and from engineering to training in new skills. Cetim is a member of the Carnot institutes network and a founding member of the French Alliance for the Industry of the Future.

About Altair (Nasdaq: ALTR)

Altair is a global technology company that provides software and cloud solutions in the areas of product development, high performance computing (HPC) and data intelligence. Altair enables organizations across broad industry segments to compete more effectively in a connected world while creating a more sustainable future. To learn more, please visit


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