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MT Aerospace Chooses HyperWorks to Optimize CAE Product Development Process

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Altair Engineering, Inc.
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Advanced CAE tools help German manufacturer front load development processes by optimizing component structure and shape before the final design

TROY, Mich., June 25, 2007 – Altair Engineering, Inc., a leading global provider of technology and services that empower client innovation and decision-making, today announced that MT Aerospace AG, a supplier of components and subsystems for the aerospace industry and a systems supplier for antennas and mechatronics, has chosen the Altair Engineering HyperWorks suite of software solutions to optimize its product development processes. The company will implement HyperWorks tools within the design and optimization process of its advanced aerospace components and in doing so will frontload the development process. In addition, the company will use HyperMesh for pre- and post-processing tasks, as well as to modify models for finite-element analysis.

“We have chosen HyperWorks, because optimization is becoming a growing issue within our industry," said Dr. Ulrich Clormann, director of the engineering department at MT Aerospace AG. "Besides simulating and testing the function of our components, HyperWorks will enable us to optimize their structure and shape before the final design. The HyperWorks suite offers us more functionality and higher productivity than the tools we have been using so far.”

Altair HyperWorks is an integrated CAE framework containing best-in-class solutions for the complete virtual product development process. HyperWorks not only contains powerful finite-element and multi-body simulation solutions. It also delivers an open, programmable platform that is easy to integrate into existing processes. Altair OptiStruct is a highly advanced finite-element-based software for both structural analysis and design optimization. OptiStruct is used to design, evaluate and improve performance of mechanical structures. Altair HyperMesh is a high-performance finite-element pre- and post-processor for popular finite-element solvers. The software enables engineers to analyze product design performance in a highly interactive and visual environment.

“MT Aerospace’s decision to integrate HyperWorks into their product development process is clear evidence of the ongoing trend toward using HyperWorks tools within the aerospace industry,” said Dr. Detlef Schneider, managing director of Altair Engineering, Germany. “More and more companies are re-evaluating the tools they are currently using, and have chosen to implement HyperWorks to update and improve their development processes. Using this advanced technology is rapidly becoming a critical element in remaining competitive in the marketplace.”

About MT Aerospace AG

MT Aerospace AG, Augsburg today presents itself mainly as an enterprise supplying components and subsystems for aerospace as well as a systems supplier for antennas and mechatronics. Currently around 550 employees produce a turnover of 93 Million Euros. At present MT Aerospace produces approximately 10 percent of the hardware for the European launcher ARIANE 5 making them the largest German supplier. Visit www.mt-aerospace.com for more information.

About Altair Engineering

Altair Engineering, Inc. strengthens client innovation and decision-making through technology that optimizes the analysis, management and visualization of business and engineering information. Privately held with more than 1,200 employees, Altair has offices throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia/Pacific. With a 20-year-plus track record for product design, advanced engineering software and grid computing technologies, Altair consistently delivers a competitive advantage to more than 3,000 customers in a broad range of industries. To learn more, please visit www.altair.com.

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