Firehole Composites

Supplies innovative computer-aided simulation, analysis and modeling software and services for composite materials. The company is the developer of the Helius:MCT multiscale, progressive-failure simulation software application as well as the Helius:CompositePro application, a desktop toolbox for composites engineers.

203 S. Second St., Ste. A
Laramie, WY 82070 US

Additional Locations:
1000 N. Northlake Way, Ste. 120
Seattle, WA 98103 US
(206) 829-8466


As Seen In CompositesWorld

Composite analysis software upgrade
Firehole Composites released Helius:CompositePro version 4.2 at JEC Europe 2013.

JEC Europe 2013 new product showcase
The JEC Europe 2013 trade show (March 12-14, at the Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles, Paris, France) was the venue for introductions of a large number of new composite materials, technologies and manufacturing processes. Here's the CT editorial staff's compilation of what was on display.

Composites design/analysis software
Firehole Composites has released Helius:CompositePro version 4.2.

Biz Briefs: HPC May 2013
News briefs from Autodesk, Firehole Composites, French Oil Mill Machinery and Mitsubishi Rayon.

Firehole Composites acquired by Autodesk
Autodesk says it will sell and support the existing Firehole Composites product line of composites design and analysis software, including Helius:MCT and Helius:CompositePro.

Webinar: Adding composites to the materials toolbox
"Beyond Aerospace: The Business Case for Composites" is a free webinar scheduled for Dec. 4, designed to help those new to composites and their application understand the fundamentals of this material.

Virtual testing of composites: Beyond make & break
Software-based micromechanical modeling and analysis methods promise faster and more cost-effective aircraft development and testing programs.

Finite element analysis software updated
Firehole Composites has released Helius:MCT v5.0, its platform for finite element analysis of composite materials.

Bonded joint simulation
Composites design, simulation and analysis specialist Firehole Composites reported at SAMPE 2012 that it has worked with Lockheed Martin and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base to develop a software module that assesses and simulates complex bonded joints and 3-D woven preforms.

Firehole partners with golf club maker UST Mamiya
Golf club shaft manufacturer UST Mamiya has partnered with Firehole Composites, developer of composites simulation and analysis software, to enhance in-house design tools.

Advanced fatigue analysis
Safe Technology Ltd. has partnered with Firehole Composites to launch fe-safe/Composites, a new software module for the advanced fatigue analysis of composites.

SAMPE 2011 Long Beach Product Showcase
Huge show, huge new product offerings … huge success.

Biz Briefs, June 2011
Dow Epoxy expands production capacity.

Finite element analysis sotware updated
Firehole Composites has launched Helius:MCT v4.0, the newest edition of the finite element (FE) add-on built to improve the accuracy and efficiency of composite structural analysis.

Firehole Composites opens Seattle office
Firehole's office will offer technical customer support, training and software sales as well as expanded, on-site collaboration with industry partners.

Firehole places design software with Easton Bell Sports
Firehole Composites has announced the sale of its Helius:CompositePro to Easton Bell Sports for use in its Hockey Research and Development Group.

Waterfront partners with Firehole for marine work
Waterfront Composite Solutions will use Firehole design software to develop an all-composite spiral staircase for a large, private yacht.

News Briefs: Nov. 9, 2010
DSM, Kemrock form joint venture; Rutan to retire from Scaled; Firehole becomes Firehole Composites; Hall acquires Sexton & Co. Inc., RheTech promotes Hopkins; Citadel promotes Huff.

Firehole wins composite contract with Farr Yacht Design
Firehole will provide analytical evaluation, design review and modification recommendations for composites used on Farr's high-performance ocean racing yachts.

News Briefs: Oct. 12, 2010
ABMACO to form Latin American composites association; CCP to host free tooling course this week in Utah; Connecting in Wind, Cornerstone Advisory Group form U.S. alliance; Ducommun wins F-35 inlet work; Fiberforge adds Dusty Dequine and Chris Bilby as composites engineers; Red Bull Racing picks Firehole's Helius:MCT; honeycomb maker Paneltec sold; OSU buys WARDJet waterjet cutter.

Firehole, NIAR partner to promote efficient composite aircraft design
National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) will use Firehole’s Helius:MCT and Helius:CompositePro products to understand the potential for advanced computer simulation of composite structures in the aviation industry.

Product Categories of Firehole Composites

Auxiliary processing equipment, repair equipment, and supplies
  • Auxiliary processing equipment
    • CAD/CAM/CAE hardware/software
Testing, gauging, monitoring, analytical equipment and software
  • Modeling/simulation/virtual testing software
Design, testing, consulting, other services
  • Finite element modeling/analysis (FEM/FEA)
  • Materials analysis
  • Consulting
    • Consulting, materials
    • Consulting, structual design
    • Consulting, other