Altair Engineering, Inc., a
leading global provider of technology and services that strengthen client
innovation and decision-making, today announced that the Summer 2006 issue
of Concept to Reality (C2R) is now available. The issue spotlights
companies who have built (or are beginning to build) reputations for
creating "firsts" -- products that are powerful in generating commercial
advantage and employee pride for innovative companies.
C2R Summer 2006 features:
- Zyvex Corporation, the first molecular nanotechnology development
company, which uses finite-element analysis to build microscopically small
- U.S. Army Tank-Automotive Research, Development and Engineering
Center (TARDEC), where a diverse group of engineers and designers more
easily achieve new product convergence through visual brainstorming -- a
different twist on an old meeting tool.
- The Boeing Company Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) in Philadelphia,
which leverages optimization software tools to balance form and function in
developing advanced rotorcraft, as well as in making meaningful
improvements on legacy designs.
- Altair Engineering, whose advanced computational tools boost
productivity and part quality in the design and manufacture of extrusion
At the same time, Altair announced that the twice-yearly publication
was recently awarded the 2006 APEX Award for Publication Excellence for the
fourth consecutive year. The annual competition is sponsored by the editors
of Writing That Works: The Business Communication Report.
More than 5,000 entries from business writers, editors, publication
staffs, and commercial and non-profit communications were divided into 11
major categories. C2R was one of close to 800 entries in the Magazines and
Journals sub-category of Custom Publications. Candidates were evaluated on
excellence in graphic design, editorial content and overall communications
"We are very proud to accept this honor for the fourth year in a row,"
said Michael J. Kidder, Altair's vice president of Corporate Marketing.
"Technology such as ours -- combined with the power of human creativity --
not only drives a robust product development process, but also provides
opportunities to provide innovative, breakthrough products. C2R brings our
readers the latest information and knowledgeable opinions on a variety of
advanced technologies that can provide a competitive edge in the
To receive a complimentary subscription to Altair's Concept to Reality
magazine, please visit the company's website at http://www.altair.com/c2r .