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.”
Solvay has signed a ten-year agreement for the supply of composites and adhesives to be used across Bell's military and commercial rotorcraft programmes, including the Bell 429, 407, 505, 525, V-22, and UH-1.
SGL Carbon and Fraunhofer IGCV have officially opened the Fibre Placement Centre (FPC) at SGL's site in Meitingen, Germany. Compositence, BA Composites and the Chair for Carbon Composites at the Technical University of Munich have also joined the alliance, and Coriolis Group and Cevotec are planning to come on board as partners.
With the aim developing a broader platform for additive manufacturing (AM) technologies, the University of Exeter, UK, and Victrex, have formed a strategic partnership to introduce next-generation polyaryletherketone (PAEK) polymers and composites while improving the performance of the underlying AM processes.