23 April 2010
23 April 2010
Sinomatech Wind Power Blade Co., LTD, a division of Sinoma Science & Technology, has purchased FiberSIM composites engineering software to help streamline its design-to-manufacturing process so it can meet its goal of producing 500 sets of wind blades annually.
Given this goal, the Sinomatech design team was faced with multiple challenges, including increasing the speed of blade design and production and improving the quality and repeatability of manufactured blades. In order to respond to these challenges, the firm’s design department determined it needed engineering tools that would enable them to enhance their capabilities for engineering composite blades.
“We’ve undertaken an ambitious program” said Li Junxiang, manager of the Design and Research Department at Sinomatech. “To reach that goal, we need composites engineering software that will enable us to take our process to the next level. FiberSIM is well suited for that task because it provides a digital thread that runs from design-to-manufacturing, enabling us to connect all the disciplines so we can move more accurately and quickly through the entire process. That also enhances our ability to establish a repeatable manufacturing process.” “We’re pleased to have the opportunity to work with one of the premier wind turbine blade manufacturers in China to help them meet their goals,” said Olivier Guillermin, Vistagy’s director of product and market strategy. “With the extraordinary expansion taking place in wind, suppliers recognize the need to get to market as soon as possible, and Sinomatech’s commitment validates the idea that FiberSIM helps composite wind turbine manufacturers do just that.”