Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society Incorporates ALGOR FEA Into National Qualification Exam

PITTSBURGH, PA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 06, 2008 -- ALGOR, Inc., a leading provider of design, analysis and simulation software, announced that the Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society (CMES) has chosen to formally incorporate ALGOR finite element analysis (FEA) software into its national Mechanical Design Engineer (MDE) qualification examination. Students who successfully complete the exam receive certification as a qualified mechanical design engineer, having demonstrated proficiency in using popular computer-aided engineering (CAE) software -- such as ALGOR FEA -- to solve engineering problems.

Headquartered in Beijing, China, CMES is a professional society engaged in promoting the art and science of mechanical engineering. CMES sponsors MDE qualification examinations at test centers in provinces throughout China. Earning MDE certification can help engineering students qualify for internships as well as increase career opportunities.

"ALGOR software is a world-renowned CAE tool," said Wei Sun, secretary-general of the CMES. "We are pleased to incorporate it as one of the training and testing tools in the MDE qualification examination."

According to John Li, Ph.D., ALGOR Director of International Business Development, "The ALGOR China staff is honored to participate in the MDE project because it promotes education and the use of FEA in the international engineering community. Students will soon be able to download ALGOR training materials from the CMES web site and use them to study for the exam."

For more detailed information, contact an ALGOR account manager or visit the ALGOR web site -- -- or visit the CMES web site --

About CMES

CMES, founded on May 21, 1936, is a learned national organization engaged in the promotion of the art and science of mechanical engineering. CMES was chartered as a legal entity at the Ministry of Civil Affairs of the People's Republic of China. CMES' major function is to promote development of mechanical engineering, organize technical exchange activities, carry out training and continuing engineering education activities, publicize technical information, provide inter-media service, organize technical and trade exhibitions and encourage international exchange and cooperation. CMES membership includes individual and corporate members; at present, there are more than 180,000 individual members (including over 3,000 senior members) and more than 4,000 corporate members throughout the world. The national Mechanical Design Engineer qualification examination was authorized by the China Association for Science and Technology.

About ALGOR, Inc.

ALGOR, Inc. provides cost-effective solutions for design, analysis and simulation and enables engineers to virtually test and predict real-world behavior of new and existing product designs, speed up time to market and make better, safer products at a lower cost. The company serves more than 20,000 customers in over 95 countries in organizations such as 3M, The Boeing Company, Delphi Corporation, DuPont, General Electric Company, General Motors Corporation, Goodrich Corporation, Hewlett-Packard Company, IBM Corporation and NASA. Partnerships with other leading software companies offer data exchange with products from Alibre, Inc.; ANSYS, Inc.; Autodesk, Inc.; IronCAD; Kubotek USA, Inc.; MSC.Software Corporation; Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC); Robert McNeel & Associates; Solid Edge from UGS; SolidWorks Corporation, a Dassault Systemes S.A. company; and others. Educational support and customer service includes the use of Internet audio/video technology for distance learning and free, live software demonstrations.

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