23 July 2006
23 July 2006
AleniaAermacchi has selected VISTAGY’s FiberSIM 5.1 software as its specialized composite design environment for the CATIA V5 CAD system.
AleniaAermacchi engineers have used FiberSIM for more than two years on a variety of design projects and utilized the software to design, simulate and manufacture complex composite aircraft parts for commercial airliners.Using FiberSIM software, AleniaAermacchi engineers will generate detailed documentation early in the design phase, and share composites information and detail across the organization from within one application. AleniaAermacchi will utilize FiberSIM’s zone-based design and new automated plybook capabilities to ensure products are designed and manufactured accurately, within specification, and meet the demanding deadlines of its current aerospace design projects.
“VISTAGY has more than fifteen years of aerospace engineering expertise, and leading companies like AleniaAermacchi turn to us to help them innovate their aircraft designs and manufacture products that give them a competitive edge,” said Steve Luby, president and CEO at VISTAGY. “AleniaAermacchi is an important partner that prides itself on adopting the very latest design technology for more efficient and cost-effective product development. We look forward to continuing our work with AleniaAermacchi to improve the efficiency of their design processes for composite parts on commercial airliners.”
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