UK technology exposition 2013




The UK Altair Technology Conference, is considered to be the UK's leading virtual design event. The one day conference is free to attend - and the 8th in the series. Altair brings together companies which have benefited significantly by integrating the latest computer aided engineering (CAE) technology into their design processes. By sharing their experiences, the presenters will offer those attending practical insights which can be directly applied in the workplace.

Thought-provoking keynote speakers and cutting edge technical case studies, reveal how firms from diverse industry sectors including automotive, aerospace, medical device and consumer goods, have successfully designed and commercialised products in reduced timescales and at lower design and manufacturing cost.

Over 350 delegates are expected. The material presented will benefit hands-on practitioners, their managers and people tasked with compressing design times or producing innovative products.

If you are interested in learning more about:

• The latest developments in CAE technology and you'd like to see first hand how industry leading companies are applying the solutions to meet real world virtual design challenges.

• Best practices to improve your own virtual design performance and bring products to market faster and cheaper in a challenging environment.

• Networking with prominent individuals in the UK engineering community and discuss key points of interest, get new ideas and improve your own processes.




Welcome & Keynotes

* The Airbus A380 - The First Six Years in Service
    John Roberts, Chief Engineer A380 – Airbus Operations Ltd


TBC -Not to be missed!


*  Altair's Product Development Strategies
    Michael Hoffman, VP European Operations, Altair



* Weld Distortion Optimisation
    James Garry, Gestamp


* The HMT MK2, CAE Led Vehicle Development Programme
   Jonathan Farley, Supacat


* Development of a CAE method to predict the fatigue life of Aluminium panels joined by Self Pierced Rivet
   Andrew Blows, Jaguar Land Rover


* Simulation Data Management using HyperWorks Collaboration Tools
   Andrew Ibbotson, Airbus




* Improve efficiency of modelling spacecraft panels and joints using HyperMesh
   David Costello, SSTL


* Multidisciplinary Optimisation of Business Jet MED Hinge for Production by Additive Manufacturing
   Martin Muir, EADS


* The Automatic Creation and Optimisation of Structural Fixings using HyperWorks
   Darren Ashby, Jaguar Land Rover


* Automation of Coach Rollover Simulation
   Laurence Wood, Plaxton



* AcuSolve Overview with Focus on Fluid Structure Interaction
   Farzin Shakib, Acusim


* Simulation Driven Structural Design in Ship Building
  Alan Dodkins, BAE Systems Maritime, UK


* Lightweight Composite Seat Development
  Peter Benzie, Altair - in Collaboration with Gordon Murray Design


Prize Draw & Close





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    Official 2013 Sponsors

    • Aalco Metals

      Aalco Metals Limited

      Aalco provides specialist services to the marine industry and is Europe’s largest independent stockholders, processors and distributors of aluminium, aluminium extrusion, Transition joints (Triplate®), stainless steels and copper alloys.


    • Alicat Workboats

      Alicat Workboats

      Alicat Workboats manufacture a fleet of high quality aluminium workboats operated by Gardline and specifically designed for the offshore renewable energy sector.


    • Armstrong Marine

      Armstrong Marine

      Armstrong Marine, Inc. designs and builds welded aluminum boats and barges. For more than two decades the Armstrong brothers, Josh and Cory, have been perfecting the use of aluminum as the material of choice for the marine environment.


    • Blackburns Metals Ltd

      Blackburns Metals Limited

      Blackburns Metals supplies a comprehensive range of Aluminium, Stainless Steel and other metal derivatives, many of which are specifically tailored to marine applications. As one of Europes leading stockholders, Blackburns pride themselves on customising stock to suit specific market sectors, or individual customer requirements.


    • BMF Commercial Marine

      BMF Commercial Marine

      BMF Commercial Marine is delighted to be coming back to Southampton for Seawork International 2013 and is looking forward to supporting the biggest Seawork ever and joining in celebrating 50 years of the RIB. In fact it’s a year of celebrations all round, with the BMF enjoying its centenary year as well.


    • Class Instrumentation

      Class Instrumentation Ltd

      Established in 1996 by world renowned ultrasonics expert and current CEO Ken Hawes, Class Instrumentation Ltd has grown into a global leading player in ultrasonic survey equipment.


    • CTruk Boats Ltd


      CTruk is a market leader in the design and build of composite high-speed vessels. Its robust, lightweight and fuel-efficient workboats are proven OWSVs as well as having numerous applications across the military and security sector.


    • Damen


      Damen is an international shipyard group but at its heart, there is still a family company. We operate in every niche market where we see an opportunity to improve, innovate or invest.


    • DNV sponsors of Seawork Awards Dinner Wine

      Det Norske Veritas BV

      Det Norske Veritas (DNV) is an independent Foundation founded in 1864 whose objectives are safeguarding life, property and the environment. A world wide company offering its services to the Maritime and Renewable Energy Markets.


    • Gardline


      Gardline operates a fleet of high quality aluminium workboats manufactured by Alicat Workboats and specifically designed for the offshore renewable energy sector.


    • ICAEW

      ICAEW Business Advice Service

      “SME growth is crucial to the UK’s economic success. In tough economic conditions, small businesses need the right advice and support to succeed.” Michael Izza, ICAEW Chief Executive


    • Lairdside Maritime Centre

      Lairdside Maritime Centre

      As part of Liverpool John Moores University, Lairdside Maritime Centre is recognised to be at the forefront of knowledge and innovation in the maritime sector.


    • Peters & May

      Peters & May

      Peters & May the specialist in global boat transport – on stand A69 . Peters & May continues to be the world’s most diverse and esteemed leisure and commercial workboat shipping consultant and logistics provider.


    • Scania

      Scania is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks and buses for heavy transport and engines for industrial, marine and power generation applications.


    • Seamariner


      Seamariner, established in 1992, is a leading marine recruitment specialist. We offer a range of services within Maritime and Shipping, Ship Management, Travel/Logistics, Onshore and Renewables.


    • Strand7

      Strand7 UK Ltd

      Strand7 software is a general-purpose Finite Element Analysis system for Windows® comprising pre-processing, post-processing and solvers.


    • Telemar


      We are proud to support the Seawork 2013 Press Office, especially as supporting the management and handling of vital information for ships is at the centre of what we do.


    • Veolia Environmental Services

      Veolia Environmental Services

      Veolia Environmental Services provides a range of recycling and waste management operations including collection, recycling, treatment, storage and disposal services to some of the world’s largest ocean going liners, major shipping companies and ports.


    • WaterMota Ltd

      WaterMota Limited

      Established in 1911, WaterMota Ltd is one of the leading Marine and Industrial distribution companies in the UK.


    • Yellow Admiral

      Yellow Admiral Limited

      Yellow Admiral is a specialist marine employment agency providing professional recruitment services to both companies and job-seekers on a world-wide basis.


    • ZF Marine

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    Strand7 UK Ltd

    Strand7 software is a general-purpose Finite Element Analysis system for Windows® comprising pre-processing, post-processing and solvers.


  • Telemar


    We are proud to support the Seawork 2013 Press Office, especially as supporting the management and handling of vital information for ships is at the centre of what we do.



The Altair Technology Conference (UK) will take place on 10th September 2013 at the Heritage Motor Centre in Gaydon, Warwickshire. The venue is easily accessible and well signposted between junctions 13 and 12 of the M40.

Heritage Motor Centre
Banbury Road
Warwickshire, CV35 0BJ



Telephone: 01926 641188












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