Altair ProductDesign Group Expands its Services

The Altair ProductDesign group is a multi-disciplinary development consultancy of more than 800 engineers with a consistent record of delivering innovative, profitable products to market on a tighter, more efficient time-scale. Their expertise in mechanical structures coupled with state-of-the-art model-based control design methods spans a wide range of industries, including automotive, aerospace, heavy equipment, consumer products, medical devices, architecture, oil & gas, and defense.

With the addition of the VisSim technology, the ProductDesign group expands its services to include:

  • Design and implementation of control systems
  • Creation of dynamic simulations
  • Implementation of real-time simulators with communication schemes (OPC, SPI, CAN, RS232, Ethernet, ADC, and DAC)
  • Development of embedded systems – including hardware implementation and testing – using a Model-Based Design approach

Recently, ProductDesign consultants worked with Ametek, a leading manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices, to provide guidance and expertise in their design of a portable flight suit chiller unit for Joint Strike fighter pilots. The VisSim platform enabled Ametek to build and simulate the plant model, design the entire controller and implement the controller design through rapid prototyping and debugging on the embedded target. Read more.

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Tony Norton
Tony Norton

About Tony Norton

Tony leads the Americas based Altair ProductDesign teams in the delivery of early concept (industrial design, design exploration, testing & prototyping) and advanced simulation driven design (cutting-edge modeling, optimization, methods development & automation) to our customers. Before joining Altair UK in 1996, he worked at both Ford Motor Company and GEC-Marconi Avionics. He moved to Michigan in 1999 to join Altair US, and holds a Bachelors degree from The University of Hertfordshire in England.