ESI Group

ESI PAM-COMPOSITES is a unique software for the manufacturing process simulation of composite structural, semi-structural or nonstructural components. It addresses processes such as draping, thermoforming, RTM and curing.

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thermoplastic autocomposites gearbox design

Proving performance in EV powertrains
Simulation-driven development replaces aluminum with thermoplastic composites in gearbox housing.

virtual reality in composites

Advancing composites through virtual and augmented reality
A review of technologies that are bridging the technical divide between the virtual world of design and simulation, and the real-world of composites manufacturing and repair.

Fast and Faster: Rapid-cure resins drive down cycle times
New systems include sub-1-minute cures ideal for higher automotive production volumes.

Consolidating thermoplastic composite aerostructures in place, Part 1
After more than 30 years of development, in-situ consolidation is nearing its promise to eliminate fasteners and the autoclave, and enable an integrated, multifunctional airframe.

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ESI Group updates composites process simulation software
ESI Group (Paris, France) has released ESI PAM-COMPOSITES 2017, the latest version of the company’s process simulation software for the manufacture of composites.

Virtual prototyping software updated
ESI Group (Paris, France), a developer of virtual prototyping software and services for manufacturing industries, has released its PAM-COMPOSITES 2016 software solution to provide process and design engineers with its full suite of modules to predict, analyze and correct manufacturing defects of composite structural components across the manufacturing chain.

Resin transfer molding: An update
Fulfilling the promise of OOA composites without sacrificing pressure.

Understanding the influence of fiber orientation on structural analysis of fiber-filled parts
The effect of fiber orientation on material properties is a key way the injection molding process impacts mechanical performance. Doug Kenik and Angie Schrader of the Design, Lifecycle & Simulation product group at Autodesk (Waltham, MA, US) illustrates two ways fiber orientation influences the structural behavior of fiber-filled parts and discuss the need for a bi-directional approach to design and analysis.

Vibration analysis software
ESI Group has launched its latest version of VA One, which provides a simulation environment for vibro-acoustic analysis and design.

Software Update: Simulation saves
A look inside the increasingly well-equipped virtual toolbox for composite design, analysis, and manufacturing.

Cutting the cost of integrated composite aerostructures
A unitized all-composite aircraft door concept is realized in one shot with no fasteners.

SPE ACCE 2012 Review
Bursting at the seams, the 12th annual Society of Plastic Engineers Automotive Composites Conference and Exhibition tops its previous bests.

Integrated, optimized aircraft door
This composites manufacturer is betting its one-piece 3-D preform and RTM process will trim weight from today’s fastener-intensive “black aluminum” aircraft doors.

European R&D project targets carbon fiber for high-volume automotive
The project, called HIVOCOMP, focuses on advancing the state-of-the-art of composite materials technology to bring it closer to mass-production for automotive applications.

European composites consortium completes three-year study
Led by ESI Group, the PreCarBi consortium was to develop new binder composite materials that allow preform designs to be manufactured and shaped under high temperature, or local tow reinforcement to be added under high temperature.

Vestas High Wind

Webcast: Design and manufacture of wind blades
A new four-chapter, 45-minute webcast presented by Dassault Systèmes, featuring ESI Group, and sponsored by CompositesWorld, explores the global demand for wind blades and best practices for blade design and manufacture.

Step 2: Second Station

High-Volume Preforming for Automotive Application
 More than a dozen parts for four Aston Martin models are mass produced in France using Ford Motor Co.'s optimized Programmable Preforming Process and resin transfer molding.

ESI Group establishes Chinese composites center
Joint Simulation Center of Advanced Composites in China will be operated by the Beijing Institute of Aeronautical Materials (BIAM) and the National Key Laboratory of Advanced Composites (LAC).

JEC reports that 27,000 composites industry professionals were on hand for all or part of the three-day event.
Source: JEC

JEC COMPOSITES 2008 show review
Composites professionals converged on this annual Parisian gathering in greater numbers than ever before, confident that the market’s global growth will continue.

CAD-integrated FEA - 8/1/2007
ESI Group (Chicago, Ill.) has released PAM-QUIKFORM for CATIA V5, a fiber simulation and analysis program designed for integration with the popular CAD program CATIA V5 Composites Design, developed by Dassault Systèmes (Paris, France). The simulation tool predicts deformation of reinforcements in composite parts

SAMPE 2007 Baltimore
The SAMPE Symposium’s cross-country move proves a welcome boon to East Coast suppliers and composites professionals.

Product Categories of ESI Group

Auxiliary processing equipment, repair equipment, and supplies
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    • CAD/CAM/CAE hardware/software
Design, testing, consulting, other services
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  • Civil engineering
  • Education/Training
  • Product design
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