14 June 2011
14 June 2011
Vistagy’s FiberSIM composites engineering software has won top marks in a study conducted by the DLR German Aerospace Centre.
The study examined the capabilities of various software products for simulating carbon fibre reinforced manufacturing processes so it could provide an understanding of how to use these tools to get the most accurate flat patterns and, thus, the highest quality and lightest weight parts. Vistagy explained that FiberSIM came above all other tested draping simulation software when fibre simulation, design functionality, and interfaces were collectively considered and in addition to having the highest combined score of any of the products in the three categories mentioned above, it was also judged to have the best simulation algorithm and design functionality, and was considered the most robust tool.
Renegade Materials recently celebrated General Electric’s first shipment of a GE Passport Engine shipset built with the company’s RM-1100 polyimide high-service temperature composite prepregs.
New Zealand company Revolution Fibres is tripling nanofibre production to meet increased international demand from a range of industries, from cosmetics manufacturers through to Formula One teams.
US company Web Industries has opened its first European sales office in Hamburg, Germany.