Altem Technologies is a forerunner and leader in supplying everything 3D to India. On a mission to spread the technology of digital design and 3D printing throughout the country, they also work with a number of vendors mainly headquartered outside of India (such as Stratasys and Dassault Systèmes), as well as within. Today, they’ve announced a new partnership with India’s MSC Software offices, as Altem will now be an authorized reseller of their simulation software.
The simulation software caters mainly to engineers in the midst of developing important new innovations for companies in areas like:
- Automotive OEMS
- Machinery OEMs
- Tier 1 Suppliers
With MSC software, researchers and engineers are able to perform testing procedures more easily, saving time and money in efforts previously spent going back repeatedly to the drawing board, as they are able now to both design and test for real-world functioning of components and devices. With the simulation and testing, they are able to see how their parts will perform and what needs to be improved or changed before a release.
The bottom line is that in streamlining the prototyping process, MSC software allows research and development teams to design, manufacture, and take products to market more rapidly. This is a perfect complement to the list of services Altem already provides throughout India.
Founded in 2011 by Prasad Rodagi, the company operates out of seven major cities in India, and aside from working with other partners they also own printmyCAD.com, where the company offers their customers to try out 3D printed parts for their own designs free of cost.
“Altem Technologies, one of the pioneers in bringing 3D printing technologies to India, is expanding their product portfolio with enterprise simulation solutions, including simulation software and services,” Sharat Chandra, a spokesperson for Altem, told 3DPrint.com. “MSC software products are used by leading companies to help save time, reduce costs associated with designs, testing of manufactured products, and helps us to estimate accurately how products will behave in the real world to help engineers design more innovative products.”
The MSC simulation software can in some cases even eliminate the traditional way prototyping is performed, and the innovative software is becoming crucial to many large operations working to hit deadlines faster–but with higher quality and more affordability. It may sound like they are asking for it all, but with today’s technologies–especially digital design and 3D printing–that is indeed becoming very possible.
“In spite of the advent of newer technologies, the product designs will continue to get more complex while time to complete them will stay competitive,” said Sharath Chandra, Business Development Manager & Co-Founder, Altem Technologies. “MSC Software’s industry leading tools will play a crucial role in virtual prototyping and validation of these complex designs, thereby reducing the time to market. We are happy to become associated with MSC Software and look forward to increasing our footsteps in Indian CAE industry.”
In this partnership with MSC software, Altem will support their complete portfolio, including not only MasterKey tokens from MSC, but also to include a few examples:
- MSC Nastran – the most trusted finite element structural analysis solution program for linear statics and dynamics used globally.
- MSC Adams – the world’s most widely used Multibody Dynamics (MBD) software, used to study how moving parts work, as well as how mechanical loads and forces are distributed.
- MSC Apex – the next generation CAE technology set to change the way engineers work on finite element analysis.
- Actran – a complete acoustic simulation software solution for acoustic calculation, vibration, and flow problems.
- Patran – an interactive pre- and post-processor that generates finite element models. Patran connects the CAD world with analysis programs and has interfaces to all MSC solvers.
- SimXpert – a solution for multidisciplinary simulations and automation of proven CAE methods.
MSC Software Corporation, formed in the 60’s under their full name MacNeal-Schwendler Corporation (MSC), has had many decades to perfect the invaluable services they offer to a multitude of industry leaders. In 1965 MSC began working with NASA to develop and commercialize the finite element analysis (FEA) software known as Nastran (NASA Structural Analysis). Over the years they have developed a long list of other software products used all over the world.
India is a country that ranks high in the area of science and research–as well as technology. They are very active in developing innovations that are forward thinking, in areas like 3D printing–as well as all the peripheral technologies and software that often includes and points toward. This partnership between Altem and MSC should add to the solid foundation of ongoing research and development in the country.
How do you think this new partnership will affect the prototyping process in India? Discuss in the Altem Technologies to Partner with MSC forum thread over at 3DPB.com.