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Vistagy and ESI Group Expand Partnership

23 September 2007

Vistagy and ESI will expand their technology partnership with the intent of providing aerospace and automotive manufacturers with the most complete virtual 3D engineering environment for designing and analyzing products made of advanced composites.

The companies now offer data integration between Vistagy’s FiberSIM software, which engineers use to design composite structures as well as store and share non-geometric definition data, and ESI Group’s Sysply for analyzing and optimizing those structures. Detailed design information in FiberSIM, such as fibre orientation or material properties, can be automatically and efficiently shared with Sysply, delivering the most accurate and up-to-date set of design details to a structural analysis simulation. They say that this complete design-to-manufacturing development process ensures that engineers can validate product performance and manufacture accurate final parts that comply with strict engineering specifications.

Vistagy and ESI Group originally partnered in 2002, resulting in tighter technology integration between Vistagy’s FiberSIM and ESI Group’s PAM-RTM software for simulating resin transfer moulding. Now, the companies have decided to provide integrated support to their world-wide customer base for a wider range of simulation methodologies such as thermo-mechanical analysis, forming, crash and optimization.

“Our partnership with Vistagy has provided mutual customers with improved functionality and support for many of their most critical product development processes, and, by further advancing our collaboration efforts, we have raised the bar and achieved the most complete set of design and manufacturing analysis capabilities for composites development,” said Dr. Fouad el Khaldi, director of Marketing Virtual Performance and Virtual Manufacturing at ESI Group.

“The integration of our FiberSIM software with Sysply empowers design engineers and structural analysts with a suite of best-in-class tools for developing composite products,” said Dr. Olivier Guillermin, director of product and market strategy at Vistagy, Inc. “With the onset of new design methods and manufacturing processes, it is especially important that simulation tools such as Sysply utilize detailed composite part definitions provided by FiberSIM in order to ensure accurate analysis results.”






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