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Altair Joins Canada Makes


Canada Makes is pleased to announce Altair Canada as a new member. Altair’s software helps maximize the potential of additive manufacturing technologies to design and optimize high performance, weight efficient, innovative products. Through innovative, cost-effective, simulation-based solutions for complex problems, they have been key in transforming the aerospace and automotive industries.

“Altair brings a wealth of experience and expertise to Canadian manufacturing,” said Frank Defalco, Manager of Canada Makes. “Their contributions in the additive manufacturing sector helps to foster an ecosystem of growth and innovation that is essential for growth in Canada’s additive manufacturing sector.”

“The future of advanced manufacturing in Canada is extremely bright,” said Bob Little, President of Altair Canada, “and we are very much aware of the excellent work Canada Makes is doing to make certain Canadian companies remain global technology leaders.  Altair is happy to offer our time, technology, and financial support to that cause.”

Altair’s award-winning optimization technology generates efficient, organic-looking shapes that are ideal for advanced manufacturing methods. Coupling additive manufacturing and topology optimization greatly expands design freedom and creativity to get the best possible design. Design is critical to the success of a project that involves additive manufacturing. Altair’s software excellence has cemented their position as a leading contributor to the direction of the industry.

About Altair:

Altair’s corporate culture thrives on seeking out business and technology firsts to radically change the way organizations design products and make decisions.  Founded in 1985, Altair is headquartered in Troy Michigan with regional operations throughout 22 countries and a staff of more than 2,000 innovative employees. For more information about Altair visit their website.

About Canada Makes: 

Canada Makes is a network of private, public, academic, and non-profit entities dedicated to promoting the adoption and development of advanced and additive manufacturing in Canada. The network covers a broad range of additive manufacturing technologies including 3D printing, reverse engineering 3D imaging, medical implants and replacement human tissue, metallic 3D printing, printable electronics, 3D printing with electronics embedded, the Internet of Things, Industry 4.0, and more.