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Altair and Simufact Enter Cooperative Agreement for the Use of Altair’s SimLab Meshing Technology

Company contact Simufact Engineering GmbH:
Claudia Plutschinski
Marketing Coordinator, Public Relations
Tel.: +49 6421 9684351

Company contact Altair:
Mirko Bromberger
+49(0) 7031 6208 152

Press contact Altair EU:
Evelyn Gebhardt, Blue Gecko Marketing GmbH
Tel.: +49 6421 9684351

SimLab, Altair’s process-oriented, feature-based software for finite element modeling, will be seamlessly integrated into the Simufact software suite for meshing and modeling

Troy, Mich., Hamburg, Germany – Mar. 13, 2012 – Altair, developer of the popular HyperWorks computer-aided engineering software suite, and Simufact Engineering GmbH, leading provider of manufacturing simulation solutions, today announced that they have entered into a multi-year, cooperative agreement under which Altair’s SimLab will be seamlessly integrated into Simufact’s process-simulation software suite.

SimLab is a process-oriented, feature-based software application for finite element modeling that allows its users to quickly and accurately simulate the engineering behavior of complex assemblies. SimLab automates simulation-modeling tasks to reduce human errors and time spent manually creating finite element models and interpreting results. SimLab is not a traditional off-the-shelf pre- and post-processing software but a vertical application development platform to capture and automate simulation processes.

Before Altair acquired Simlab’s meshing technology in November, 2010, the software had already been integrated into Simufact products and was used by Simufact as its preferred meshing technology for forming simulation. SimLab’s core technology has since been customized for metal forming simulation applications, and several specialized tools and features have been added to make SimLab the perfect fit for meshing models for process simulation with the Simufact tools. Under the new cooperation agreement, Altair and Simufact will develop additional features and modules for SimLab.

“With this cooperation and by generally providing our technology to third parties, Altair demonstrates once more the openness of its tools and business model,” said Dr. Michael Hoffmann, senior vice president, European operations at Altair Engineering. “We will work closely with Simufact’s engineers to further integrate our technology into their products. The advantages of SimLab compared to other meshing tools are its openness for customization and its capability to quickly produce clean and reliable meshes that don’t need a lot of manual adjustments.”

“Simufact is a premium supplier for process simulation in the manufacturing industry, including the integration of world-leading partner technologies into our software solutions,” said Michael Wohlmuth, managing director of Simufact Engineering. “With Altair we found an ideal partner that could provide us with a meshing technology on the highest technological level. SimLab is already fully integrated into the Simufact software and can be handled within the same user interface as the Simufact applications. The product will be constantly improved and developed further to give our customers the experience they are used to from our products, reflecting our strategy to provide practical and easy-to-use applications for manufacturing.”

About Simufact
Simufact Engineering GmbH is an internationally operating software and service company for complex process simulation in the manufacturing industry. For more than 15 years, the company has developed and supported simulation solutions for the design and optimization of manufacturing processes in metal processing and is one of the leading companies in this field. Based on leading standard technologies, Simufact Engineering GmbH develops and globally markets industry solutions for forming and welding technology and heat treatment. The company is also specialized in service, offering individual solutions to customers’ production problems using state-of-the-art CAE tools. Software training and technical support complete Simufact’s performance. Simufact customers come from all areas of manufacturing technology: forging, cold bulk metal forming, rolling, sheet metal forming, mechanical joining, heat treatment, and welding. For more information, please visit www.simufact.com.

About Altair
Altair Engineering is a leading global provider of technology that strengthens client innovation - Empowering Innovation through People and Technology. Altair empowers client innovation and decision-making through technology that optimizes the analysis, management and visualization of business and engineering information. Altair is privately held with more than 1,500 employees and has offices throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia/Pacific. With a 26-year-plus track record for high-end software and consulting services for engineering, computing and enterprise analytics, Altair consistently delivers a competitive advantage to customers in a broad range of industries. For more information please visit: www.altair.com and www.simulatetoinnovate.com.

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