20 June 2011
20 June 2011
Vistagy has been included in the ‘Cool Vendors in Product Design and Life Cycle Management 2011’ report by Gartner.
The Report cites software vendors that “are addressing key challenges to delivering profitable, innovative products faster and at lower cost” and concludes that software vendors specialising in composites technology are enabling manufacturers to engineer new materials that differentiate products.
“These software vendors are addressing key challenges to delivering profitable, innovative products faster and at lower cost,” states Gartner’s Marc Halpern, the Report Author.
The report notes that, “manufacturers increasingly use complex materials, such as fabrics and composites. The unique engineering characteristics of fabrics and composites extend to products such as wind energy turbines, low-cost fabric structures and car seats. Use of fabrics and composites involves proper orientation of the materials, which are often layered in plies to get the optimal structural characteristics for use in car bodies, airframes and so on. Also, manufacturing with composites involves a level of precision that means the difference between parts with uncompromised strength and those with disastrous structural failure.”
“We’re pleased to be included in the Cool Vendors report as we believe it further affirms our industry-specific approach to software and services for the aerospace, automotive, wind energy, and marine markets,” said Bruce Boes, Vice President of Product Management and Marketing for Vistagy. “Our customer-driven solutions enable manufacturers to do more with less by optimising material usage, reducing weight, improving strength to weight ratios, innovating new processes, and incorporating the latest in materials.
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