Altair Buys Spanish Casting Simulation Provider

TROY — The Troy engineering technology developer Altair Wednesday announced the acquisition of Click2Cast, a Barcelona, Spain-based developer of casting simulation technology.

Terms weren’t disclosed, but Altair said the Barcelona office and its employees would become part of Altair.

The addition of Click2Cast technology adds simple and quick casting simulation technology to the Altair suite of products. Having practical applications in both design and engineering, Click2Cast software will be made available through Altair’s solidThinking and HyperWorks business lines. The technology has been available through the Altair Partner Alliance to HyperWorks users since 2013.

Altair said the Click2Cast offers the easiest casting process simulation on the market, within an innovative and user-friendly interface. The software requires no special training and does not require the user to have an extensive technical background.

Said Martin Solina, general manager of Click2Cast: “This new agreement will allow us to provide even more powerful technological advantages and capabilities in one solution for our end users focused on the design and production of verified casted parts. We look forward to integrating Click2Cast with Altair’s world-class software portfolio.”

Added Altair founder, chairman and CEO James R. Scapa: “We plan to leverage (Click2Cast’s) expertise and technology to develop new solutions for synthesizing innovative structures optimized for both performance and manufacturing feasibility.”

Altair is privately held and has more than 2,600 employees. It serves more than 5,000 corporate customers through 45 offices in 24 countries.

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