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Altair acquires OmniQuest, maker of Genesis

Altair acquires OmniQuest, maker of Genesis

Just across the newswire (here), Altair announced that it has acquired OmniQuest, a company you may know by its former name, Vanderplaats R&D, maker of the Genesis structural analysis and optimization solution. Altair CEO Jim Scapa said in the announcement that...

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Altair acquires OmniQuest, maker of Genesis

Update: Stratasys + Desktop Metal = not happening

Stratasys held its shareholder meeting today, and, as predicted, management couldn’t muster the votes to approve the combination with Desktop Metal. As a result, Dov Ofer, Chairman of Stratasys’ Board of Directors, said, “We have decided to undertake a comprehensive...

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Altair acquires OmniQuest, maker of Genesis

A quick update on the Additive Ball

Remember how last month there was a will they/won’t they dance going on in the world of additive manufacturing? Well, the dance continues, with news on several fronts. To recap: Desktop Metal and Stratasys had planned a merger, then another company stepped in to say...

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How close are we, really, to AI in PLM?

How close are we, really, to AI in PLM?

(Newsletter subscribers: sorry if you're seeing this twice. The first one went out with weird formatting.) Did you hear the news yesterday? My local radio station advised me NOT to rely on Siri and Alexa for help if I need to perform CPR (cardio-pulmonary...

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Another week, another CAE acquisition – this time ZWSOFT + PHOENICS

Partnering up at the Additive Ball

Have you kept up with the Stratasys + Desktop Metal + 3D Systems + Nano Dimension saga? It’s been a captivating will they/won’t they that the striking Hollywood writers might want to turn into a movie when they’re back in the office … 3D printing, aka additive...

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Altair acquires OmniQuest, maker of Genesis

The PLMish VAR economy: mixed Q2 so far

As PLMish earnings start, it’s helpful to look at the results reported by the (very few) publicly traded value-added resellers (VARs). They’re the canary in the coal mine, on the front lines with the buyers of PLMish solutions. They’re also a middleman, buffeted by...

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