Autodesk to Acquire Algor, Inc
Its christmas for Autodesk,
In an effort to develope a strong base for Digital Prototyping, Autodesk, Inc. , a world leader in design innovation technologies, announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire ALGOR, Inc., a leading provider of analysis and simulation software, for approximately $34 million (Click Here)
“Autodesk strives to offer manufacturers the most comprehensive and easy-to-use Digital Prototyping solution on the market,” said Robert “Buzz” Kross, senior vice president of Autodesk Manufacturing Solutions. “The acquisition of ALGOR will add significant new capabilities to virtually test and predict the impact of simultaneous real world conditions like heat and pressure on product designs.”
“Since 1976, ALGOR’s accurate, easy-to-use analysis and simulation tools have helped mechanical engineers make better, safer products at a lower cost,” said Michael Bussler, president and founder of ALGOR. “We have enjoyed a long-standing partnership with Autodesk, and the combination of our proven technologies will be an exciting new chapter for our customers worldwide.”
Some of the Products that Algor support are
Algor provides wide range of simulation capabilities that includes: static stress with linear and nonlinear material models; Mechanical Event Simulation (MES) for nonlinear, multi-body dynamics with large-scale motion, large deformation and large strain with body-to-body contact; linear dynamics; fatigue; CFD including steady-state and transient heat transfer, steady and unsteady fluid flow and mass transfer; electrostatics; full multiphysics; and piping. These analysis capabilities are all available within FEMPRO, an easy-to-use single user interface that provides direct data exchange and full associativity with virtually all CAD solid modelers and includes sketching, modeling and meshing tools.
I’m looking forward for the integration since I have been using Algor products since last 3 years.
This also provides a strong message to the CAD/CAE world that Autodesk Inventor Professional will be tool that every CAD/CAE user would love to see on their desktop or laptops.