Altair is a leading provider of enterprise-class engineering software enabling innovation, reduced development times, and lower costs through the entire product lifecycle from concept design to in-service operation.

Altair's simulation-driven approach to innovation is powered by their integrated suite of software which optimizes design performance across multiple disciplines encompassing structures, motion, fluids, thermal management, electromagnetics, system modeling and embedded systems, while also providing data analytics and true-to-life visualization and rendering.

Altair's association with the Nelson Mandela University is now several years good and has proved to be a very mutually beneficial partnership, and we are hugely proud to be partnered with Altair in presenting this event.


The South African Institution of Mechanical Engineering (SAIMechE) is the senior body representing the discipline of Mechanical Engineering in South Africa.

It covers all fields of application as diverse as automobile, energy generation, process engineering, heavy manufacture, design, management, research, mining and education. SAIMechE is over a century old, and originated as the South African Association of Engineers and Architects, established in 1892. 

SAIMechE is a voluntary association of Mechanical Engineers, Technologists and Technicians that have access to various grades of membership and the associated benefits, and we are very proud to have them as a partner in the event.