Altair Acquires Multiscale Design Systems

Altair has announced its completed the acquisition of Multiscale Design Systems, LLC, developers of a range of software that includes the optimisation of composite materials.

MDS will bring new composites expertise to Altair’s HyperWorks suite, including multiscale analysis, stochastic design, fatigue analysis, and multiphysics simulation. A member of the Altair Partner Alliance since last year, MDS is already available to HyperWorks users, along with a number of other technologies related to composite materials analysis and simulation.

Uwe Schramm, Chief Technical Officer at Altair said;

We will continue to develop, enhance, and invest in MDS as part of HyperWorks while retaining an open architecture approach with respect to other 3rd party solvers. Altair is committed to creating good interfaces and continuing to build partnerships to excel in the domain of composite materials.

The company which was founded in 2008 by Prof. Jacob Fish and associates has won a number of Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I and Phase II awards for its work in a wide range of composites testing including environmental degradation of high-temperature polymer and ceramic matrix composites subjected to thermal oxidation, thermal fatigue and 3D nondestructive imaging techniques for mesoscale damage analysis of composite materials.

Dr. Jacob Fish, commenting on the deal said;

We have partnered with a number of significant original equipment manufacturers to analyse state-of-the-art materials for automotive, aerospace, and defence. Altair’s deep expertise in CAE, coupled with its significant footprint across a variety of industries, will help to extend the reach of our technology and increase its application.