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Analysis and Simulation
New tensile and calibration testing machine for quality control testing
Materials Characterisation and Testing : 26 July, 2006
New tensile and calibration testing machine for quality control testing and R&D in medical devices manufacturing industries on show at MD&D.
 
Marine industry benefits from new research and tensile testing
Materials Characterisation and Testing : 26 July, 2006
Cable terminations are one of the principal interfaces on the rigging between a yacht or ship and the mast. They are also used in a variety of architectural products, including the 'London Eye'. A 4 year research project between Petersen Stainless Steel Rigging Ltd and the Engineering Department at the University of Hull is under way to investigate many aspects of wire/rod network design and specification, with 'pull-to-break' tensile testing using an EZ50 materials testing machine from Lloyd Instruments playing an important role. This study has already produced reliable scientific data on the design and properties of stainless steel rigging components.
 
New medical tensile testing of rubber loops
Materials Characterisation and Testing : 26 July, 2006
Lloyd Instruments can offer a versatile system for tensile testing of circular rubber products, featuring a special motorised ring grip in conjunction with a universal materials testing system such as the LRXPlus. This powerful combination can be used to test O-rings, and other rubber products such as condoms and surgical/medical gloves.
 
New melt viscometer joins the NEXYGEN software family
Materials Characterisation and Testing : 25 July, 2006
The Davenport Melt Viscometer from Lloyd Instruments, which already offers significant cost and environmental benefits for PET testing, now has the added benefit of being fully compatible with the company
 
Two new EZ20 twin column materials testing machines from Lloyd Instruments
Materials Characterisation and Testing : 25 July, 2006
Quality control of components used in automatic sprinkler systems is of huge importance. These systems are used more than any other fixed fire protection method and over 80 million sprinklers are fitted worldwide each year. The outstanding quality of the components used is reflected by the fact that accidental discharge of water due to manufacturing defects is 1 in 14,000,000 per year of service (Source: British Automatic Sprinkler Association).
 
New 1 kN LFPlus single column universal testing machine from Lloyd Instruments
Materials Characterisation and Testing : 25 July, 2006
The 1 kN LFPlus single column universal testing machine from Lloyd Instruments can be used to test a wide range of properties of packets for potato crisps to optimise production processes and to ensure that the product is kept in perfect condition for the consumer. Burst strength, opening strength, seam strength, tear and peel are all parameters that can be measured using the LFPlus. The instrument can also be used to measure the coefficient of friction on the plastic film used for the crisp packet.
 
New LFPlus single column materials testing machine has been integrated into manufacturing cells
Materials Characterisation and Testing : 24 July, 2006
LFPlus single column materials testing machines from Lloyd Instruments have been integrated into manufacturing cells at Renishaw plc, a world leader in the field of automated metrology. The LFPlus is used to make custom designed materials tests on Renishaw
 
Service partner accredited to ISO 17025
Materials Characterisation and Testing : 24 July, 2006
Lloyd Instruments is delighted to announce that its service partner in India, Hemshell Services PVT.Ltd, has received accreditation to ISO17205 for site force calibration of Universal Materials Testing Machines. The scope of this accreditation is up to 10T capacity. Calibration certificates are supplied with all the necessary data together with evidence of traceability back to the calibration masters.
 
Lloyd Instruments materials testers facilitate plywood CE marking
Materials Characterisation and Testing : 24 July, 2006
With CE Marking for wood-based panels for construction purposes becoming mandatory in Europe, it was essential for Malaysia
 
VISTAGY announces new seat design environment powered by EnCapta
CAD Design Software : 20 July, 2006
VISTAGY, Inc., a leading global provider of specialized engineering software, today announced the release of its Seat Design Environment, the newest member of VISTAGY
 
AleniaAermacchi selects VISTAGY
CAD Design Software : 18 July, 2006
VISTAGY, Inc., a leading global provider of specialized engineering software, today announced that AleniaAermacchi, one of the world
 
VISTAGY announces new airframe design environment powered by EnCapta
CAD Design Software : 14 July, 2006
VISTAGY, Inc., a leading global provider of specialized engineering software, today announced the release of the Airframe Design Environment, the latest member of VISTAGY
 
National Aerospace Laboratory NLR purchases VISTAGY
CAD Design Software : 13 July, 2006
VISTAGY, Inc., a leading global provider of specialized engineering software, today announced that the National Aerospace Laboratory NLR in the Netherlands has selected FiberSIM software for designing complex composite products and parts.
 
VISTAGY and ANSYS Announce an Integrated Design and Analysis Solution for Composites
CAD Design Software : 02 July, 2006
VISTAGY, Inc., the leading developer of computer-aided design (CAD) integrated software for the design and manufacture of composite parts, and ANSYS, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANSS), a global innovator of simulation software and technologies designed to optimize product development processes, today announced that they have partnered to integrate FiberSIM software and ANSYS solver technology to achieve improved composite design, manufacturing and performance simulation.
 
Fischer Advanced Composite Components AG Purchases FiberSIM for Boeing 787 Program
CAD Design Software : 01 July, 2006
VISTAGY, Inc., the leading developer of computer-aided-design (CAD) integrated software for the design and manufacture of composite parts, today announced that Fischer Advanced Composite Components (FACC) AG, based in Ried/Innkreis, Austria, has purchased FiberSIM 5.0 software.
 
VISTAGY Renews Status as Official Supplier to World Champion Renault F1 Team
CAD Design Software : 30 June, 2006
VISTAGY, Inc., the developer of engineering software that provides specialized design functionality to commercial CAD/PDM/PLM systems, today announced that the company has renewed its status as an official supplier of specialized engineering software to the World Champion Renault F1 Team in Enstone, England. The Renault F1 Team used VISTAGY's FiberSIM software to design and manufacture composite parts for its R26 racecar, which the team launched in Monaco in January of 2006.
 
Carbo Tech Composites Selects VISTAGY's FiberSIM as its Composites Design Software
CAD Design Software : 29 June, 2006
VISTAGY, Inc., the developer of engineering software that provides specialized design functionality to commercial CAD/PDM/PLM systems, today announced that Carbo Tech Composites, a leading manufacturing company and Formula One specialist, has selected VISTAGY's FiberSIM software as its composites design solution. The company will use the software to design and manufacture high-end composite parts for the motor sports industry, including all Formula One projects.
 
3M uses cutting edge technology to offer wide range of high performance entrance matting & flooring solutions
CAD Design Software : 29 June, 2006
Whether you are designing a new-build or refurbishing an existing site, choosing the right entrance matting is a major decision. In addition to providing a public access that looks consistently smart and welcoming, entrance matting should be effective in removing and trapping dirt and moisture, be of adequate length to maximize the number of footfalls, and be easy to clean.
 
VISTAGY Announces Partnership with the National Science Foundation Center for e-Design
CAD Design Software : 28 June, 2006
VISTAGY, Inc., the developer of engineering software that provides specialized design functionality for commercial CAD/PDM/PLM systems, today announced an alliance with the National Science Foundation (NSF) Center for e-Design. The organizations are sharing technology and engineering expertise to build applications that will help engineers make more accurate, informed decisions early in product development to revolutionize design and manufacturing processes.
 
VISTAGY Releases FiberSIM 5.1 Software for Designing Composite Products
CAD Design Software : 27 June, 2006
VISTAGY, Inc., the developer of engineering software that provides specialized design functionality to commercial CAD/PDM/PLM systems, today announced the release of FiberSIM 5.1, the latest version of its design environment for composite products. FiberSIM 5.1 provides new specialized tools that enable engineers working in commercial CAD systems to automate design processes early in product development. This results in more efficient and accurate manufacture of complex or large composite parts, including products produced in multiple stages.
 
Metal Spinners Group saves time and money with 3M abrasives
CAD Design Software : 27 June, 2006
Global innovation company 3M, together with Distribution Partner SAL, has helped Newcastle-upon-Tyne-based Metal Spinners Group Ltd to achieve dramatic time and materials savings during finishing processes with the latest 3M abrasives.
 
P+Z Engineering Selects VISTAGY's FiberSIM Software as Specialized Design Tool for Composites Division
CAD Design Software : 26 June, 2006
WALTHAM, Mass. (USA), March 24, 2006
 
New material testers for drug delivery systems
Materials Characterisation and Testing : 26 June, 2006
Universal materials testing machines such as the LFPlus showing at MDT 2006 are finding increased use in the testing of a variety of drug delivery systems ranging from conventional syringes to needle-free injection systems and metered dose inhalers. Applications also include the testing of blister packs and other medical and sterile packaging.
 
Major upgrade brings more efficient data storage
Polymer Flow Simulation : 04 June, 2006
Moldflow Corporation, the leading global provider of design through manufacturing solutions for the plastics injection molding industry, today announced the immediate availability of Shotscope 4.1, a critical quality monitoring and analysis system used to prevent defective parts from entering the supply chain.
 
Moldflow extended ethernet support for manufacturing products immediate availability for Celltrack
Polymer Flow Simulation : 04 June, 2006
Moldflow Corporation today announced the immediate availability of device level Ethernet support for the complete line of manufacturing solutions products. This includes four Moldflow solutions: Celltrack for real-time production management; Shotscope for process monitoring, analysis and data logging; MPX for machine setup, optimization and control; and Altanium for hot runner process control. Ethernet is a network communication standard that increases the flexibility and mobility of equipment placement on the factory floor.
 
Latest release allows manufacturers to measure efficiency, automate reporting and optimize inventories faster
Polymer Flow Simulation : 03 June, 2006
Moldflow Corporation, the leading global provider of design through manufacturing solutions for the plastics injection molding industry, today announced the immediate availability of Celltrack 2.1, a real-time performance management system that measures efficiencies, automates reporting and optimizes physical and human assets on the manufacturing floor.
 
Moldflow announces immediate availability of Shotscope4.0 and MPX4.0
Polymer Flow Simulation : 03 June, 2006
Moldflow Corporation the leading global provider of design through manufacturing solutions for the plastics injection molding industry, today announced the immediate availability of two enhanced manufacturing solutions products, Moldflow Plastics Xpert 4.0 and Shotscope 4.0. New features in both products will help to improve manufacturing productivity and efficiency. Both Shotscope and MPX are part of Moldflow's Manufacturing Solutions offerings.
 
Moldflow announces the release of Moldflow Communicator 1.0
Polymer Flow Simulation : 02 June, 2006
Moldflow Corporation, the leading provider of design through manufacturing solutions for the plastics injection molding industry, announced the immediate availability of Moldflow Communicator1.0, a new, free software product that allows distributed product teams to visualize, quantify and compare Moldflow analysis results. Unlike static 3D viewers, Moldflow Communicator allows users to understand the assumptions behind a given set of analysis results, which is vital to gaining the insight required to make critical design decisions.
 
New features provide valuable design advice and increased user productivity
Polymer Flow Simulation : 02 June, 2006
Moldflow Corporation, the leading provider of design through manufacturing solutions for the plastics injection molding industry, announced today the immediate availability of Moldflow Plastics Advisers 7.2 software, Moldflow's easy-to-learn, 3D solids-based, plastics flow simulation product. Moldflow leads the industry by providing technologically advanced tools designed to bring the benefits of simulation driven design to the desktops of the vast mid-market user base.
 
Patented technology saves floor space and eliminates connecting cables
Polymer Flow Simulation : 01 June, 2006
Moldflow Corporation, the leading global provider of design through manufacturing solutions for the plastics injection molding industry, today announced the shipping of a 155-zone Altanium mold mount hot runner control, believed to be a technological first. The innovative technology, covered by US and European patents, allows the Altanium controller to be mounted directly on an injection mold, saving expensive floor space and eliminating numerous connecting cables.
 
Moldflow CAD Doctor 2.0 and Moldflow Design Link 5.2 Ship
Polymer Flow Simulation : 01 June, 2006
Moldflow Corporation, the leading global provider of design through manufacturing solutions for the plastics injection molding industry, today announced the immediate availability of two enhanced design analysis solutions products, Moldflow CAD Doctor 2.0 and Moldflow Design Link 5.2. A new interface between these two products provides users with access to a wider array of native CAD data formats for generating optimized models for predictive analysis applications such as the Moldflow Plastics Insight and Moldflow Plastics Advisers solutions.
 
Better reports, faster setup and control over additional material parameters benefits injection molders
Polymer Flow Simulation : 31 May, 2006
Moldflow Corporation, the leading global provider of design through manufacturing solutions for the plastics injection molding industry, today announced the immediate availability of Moldflow Plastics Xpert 4.2, a patented expert system for automating the setup, optimization and control of the plastics injection molding process.
 
Version 7.3 improves results for part and mold designers, leading to greater manufacturing efficiency
Polymer Flow Simulation : 30 May, 2006
Moldflow Corporation, the leading provider of design through manufacturing solutions for the plastics injection molding industry, announced the immediate availability of Moldflow Plastics Advisers version 7.3, the easy-to-use, 3D solids-based simulation software tool that enables plastics part and mold designers to validate and optimize designs for manufacturability.
 
Plastics simulation software adds speed, accuracy and capacity breakthroughs
Polymer Flow Simulation : 30 May, 2006
Moldflow Corporation, the leading provider of design through manufacturing solutions for the plastics injection molding industry, announced release 6.0 of Moldflow Plastics Insight, the industry's most powerful and widely used plastics design analysis software.
 
New data recording functions, staged start-up & shared platform increase user productivity & lower overall cost
Polymer Flow Simulation : 29 May, 2006
Moldflow Corporation, the leading global provider of design through manufacturing solutions for the plastics injection molding industry, today announced significant improvements to its 'Matrix' user interface for Altanium, Moldflow's high-end hot runner process control system.
 
More efficient data storage, improved process analysis & enhanced link between design & manufacturing
Polymer Flow Simulation : 29 May, 2006
Moldflow Corporation, the leading global provider of design through manufacturing solutions for the plastics injection molding industry, today announced the immediate availability of Shotscope 4.1, a critical quality monitoring and analysis system used to prevent defective parts from entering the supply chain.
 
Rapid Shell Modelling software launched for commercial sale
Rapid Prototyping (Software) : 28 May, 2006
Materialise announces the release of its 'Rapid Shell Modelling' software. Today several industry leading companies already rely on RSM for the automated design and rapid manufacturing of hearing aid shells. After undergoing four years of exclusive development, the software is now being introduced for general sale.
 
New era has dawned for the world-leading software for Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing
Rapid Prototyping (Software) : 27 May, 2006
Materialise introduces the 10th generation of its Magics software. Magics X (Magics 10) marks an important stage in the life of this professional software for the RP&M industry. The Magics software has been thoroughly renovated. A stunning new user interface, a complete new, highly efficient memory structure and advanced enhancements to its rendering capabilities and algorithms
 
Magics SmartSpace software proves to reduce SLS build volume with about 80%
Rapid Prototyping (Software) : 26 May, 2006
Materialise' SmartSpace software has clearly proven its capability in an independent test executed by Saddleback College, California. The Saddleback College compared the 3D nesting performance of the Magics RP software and the 3D Systems LS software for Laser Sintering. The results show that SmartSpace enables its users to build more parts in a single machine run and consequently save a lot of money and time.
 
Materialise launches renewed, user-friendly online quoting & ordering service
Rapid Prototyping (Software) : 25 May, 2006
Materialise has always been a predecessor in offering online services. Seven years ago, the Next Day service was launched into the marketplace, a unique 24h service for online ordering of stereolithography prototypes, which has now grown into an unrivalled success.
 
Materialise pre-announces the next generation of automated hearing aid design software
Rapid Prototyping (Software) : 24 May, 2006
Materialise, leading developer of software solutions for the rapid prototyping and manufacturing industry, announces the pending release of the 4th generation of its Rapid Shell Modeling software.
 
3D Systems to offer Magics software with its SLA and SLS systems
Rapid Prototyping (Software) : 23 May, 2006
3D Systems Corporation, prototyping and manufacturing solutions, and Materialise, one of the drivers in software development for rapid prototyping and manufacturing, have entered into a worldwide distribution agreement that covers the Magics product line. Under terms of the agreement, Magics, Materialise's specialized software for rapid prototyping work preparation and STL manipulation, will be offered with 3D Systems' stereolithography and selective laser sintering systems.
 
Continuously improving the world leading software for Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing
Rapid Prototyping (Software) : 22 May, 2006
Materialise announced today the release of a new Magics X Service Pack. Service Pack 2 offers the Magics users the latest improvements and innovations of Magics X, like increased stability, an attuned user interface and extra options for fast 3D geometry-based part nesting.
 
Allows direct interface to ANSYS structural analysis software
Polymer Flow Simulation : 27 April, 2006
Moldflow Corporation, the leading global provider of automation and optimization software for the plastics injection molding industry today announced the release of Moldflow Plastics Insight 5.1. MPI is the industry's most widely used plastics design analysis software. MPI 5.1 allows users to interface with ANSYS structural analysis software from ANSYS, Inc. to ensure the accuracy of the plastics material data used in a structural analysis.
 
Models could help speed discovery of new drugs
Design Software : 17 February, 2006
In an important step toward accelerating drug discovery, researchers have created computer models of more than 900 cell receptors from a class of proteins known to be important drug targets. The models, which are now freely available to noncommercial users, promise to help scientists narrow their research inquiries, potentially speeding up the discovery of new drug compounds. The research appears in the February 17, 2006 issue of the Public Library of Science Computational Biology.
 
ESI Group announces the release of Version 2006 of CADalyzer
Design Software : 03 February, 2006
ESI Group is pleased to announce the release of the 2006 version of CFD-CADalyzer. CFD-CADalyzer is the perfect tool for both CAD engineers and CFD analysts to perform design level analysis with a simple and intuitive interface. CFD-CADalyzer, a complete package in itself with built-in pre and post-processor, enables the simulation of flow and heat transfer, and allows the comparison of results over a range of varying geometries and operational conditions.
 
PAM-RTM, simulation software for resin injection and infusion on fibrous reinforcements
Design Software : 11 January, 2006
For the first time, Poncin Yachts is using to its advantage the technology provided by the ESI Group's PAM-RTM software, a simulation software program for manufacturing composites by injection. Thanks to a technological partnership with specialists in composite materials and the use of engineering applied to industrial systems, Poncin Yachts has defined a method of production never seen before in the field of water sports.
 
ESI Group's Casting Solutions benefit from two ambitious European Projects
Design Software : 18 November, 2005
ESI Group's (ISIN FR0004110310), metallurgical development team has been selected for its proven ability to develop and implement accurate material models to simulate complex solidification and solid state transformation phenomena.
 
Advanced Cam turns to ESI Group's stamping simulation software for faster design of automotive parts
Design Software : 12 October, 2005
For Advanced Cam, a die production designer for automotive components, meeting requirements for part quality, piece cost and delivery lead time demands an in-depth understanding of the stamping process.
 
Fujitsu and ESI Group partner to develop service-oriented solutions
Design Software : 05 October, 2005
Fujitsu Systems Europe and ESI Group's (ESIN FR0004110310) announce a partnership to extend the validation of ESI's world-leading applied mechanics technology with the SynfiniWay service-oriented platform for collaborative computing from Fujitsu. The first validation of SynfiniWay with ESI Group products was made with the PAM-CRASH application for crash simulation, a solution that has been deployed in production through the joint pay-per-use Application Service Provider business with Fujitsu Systems Europe. End-users connect to the ASP site using a SynfiniWay client interface, which ensures complete run-time security of the compute servers and manages the automatic transfer and encryption of data between the server and desktop machine. Initial clients for this PAM-CRASH ASP include automotive manufacturers and sub-contractors wishing to benefit from access to peak-load capacity or scalable systems to solve larger problems.
 
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