Software systems used for the design, testing, evaluation and simulation of composite parts and structures are increasingly critical to development of a robust manufacturing process that produces high-quality components.
CGTech helps demystify the process of programming automated composite machinery by introducing the key components of machine independent off-line programming software.
Germany-based Prometec specializes in advanced solutions for monitoring and control of machining processes, especially in automotive applications.Fiber patch preforms help tailor kiteboard performance CompositesWorld
Automated means for laying fiber only where needed offers new potential to fine-tune torsional stiffness and flexibility to board and rider styles.CompoSIDE and Trace: Game-changer for development of composite parts CompositesWorld
Structural design challenges (delamination, coupling and shape distortions, resin-driven failures, local stress concentration and the like) are inherent in laminate architecture. The author's contention is that a solution can be found in design simplification afforded by the work of Dr. Stephen Tsai in Trace-based analysis.Siemens to acquire simulation software firm CD-adapco CompositesWorld
US-based CD-adapco makes simulation software for fluid dynamics, heat transfer, particle dynamics, electrochemistry, rheology and more.MultiMechanics launches new software for composites CompositesWorld
The software helps engineers analyze new or existing parts and predict how the material microstructure impacts the part design.