Dassault Systèmes acquires Simulayt

Simulayt's composites simulation and advanced draping simulation technology will be integrated into Dassault's CATIA Version 6 and Version 5 to add manufacturability simulation technologies.

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Dassault Systèmes (Paris, France) announced on Oct. 4 the acquisition of composites simulation and advanced draping simulation technology provider Simulayt Ltd. (Woking, Surrey, U.K.). 

Dassault Systèmes deemed Simulayt’s technology and expertise essential to the efficient integration of CATIA Composites with BMW’s existing analysis processes, as well as to make advanced fiber simulation accessible to designers.

CATIA Version 6 and CATIA Version 5 composite solutions allow users to virtually design, experience and manufacture any composites product. Simulayt adds the manufacturability simulation technologies needed to understand and predict materials behavior, assess manufacturability, and optimize manufacturing processes.

“As the only credible PLM vendor with a thorough understanding of the composites market and the most complete composites end-to-end solution, Dassault Systèmes was clearly a natural choice for us,” commented John Klintworth, CEO, Simulayt Ltd. “I am very excited to actively contribute to Dassault Systèmes’ leadership in this market, and to focus my efforts on further advancing the next-generation PLM design to simulation to manufacturing composites solutions.”

Dominique Florack, senior executive vice president, Products, R&D, Dassault Systèmes added, “Simulayt’s strong technical expertise is widely recognized and its manufacturability simulation technology is systematically winning in all benchmarks. The ability to further integrate this technology within our Version 6 platform is critical in addressing the composites materials and processes of tomorrow, with lifelike modeling and product/production simulation experiences.”