Anaglyph Ltd. (London, UK) has launched version 4.6 of its established Laminate Tools design software program. This standalone Windows-based application is designed to address the entire geometry import-design-analysis-check-manufacture process of composites structural design. It links the various disciplines and communicates original data between all parties involved in the process. Laminate tools interfaces with most CAD and FEA applications. It is used by composite structures designers and stress analysts in automotive, aerospace, marine, energy and leisure. New in this version is a feature for discontinuous projected plies, and a dynamic ply point definition tool. It also has several user enhancements, as well as improved manufacturing output.
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