VISTAGY has achieved growth in its target industries-automotive, aerospace, wind energy, and marine-because its FiberSIM composites engineering software supports the design-to-manufacturing process for highly engineered products.
There are many challenges in adopting structural composites for the high volume automotive market, including the need to provide engineers with rapid and accurate structural and crash performance analysis; new design methods suitable for high rate composite manufacturing; tools for selecting and simulating new materials and processes, and cost and weight feedback early in the design process.
FiberSIM answers these challenges with a variety of capabilities, including multi-layer material simulation– a factor in automotive composites that provides insight into the drape-ability of non-crimp fabrics (NCF) and other new materials, as well as the corresponding manufacturing processes such as forming.
The company announced several new and enhanced technology partnerships with industry leaders including Siemens PLM Software, ANSYS, and BETA CAE Systems. It also continues to focus on its research partnerships with prestigious institutions, such as the DLR, the German aerospace center; the University of Dresden; the National Institute of Aeronautical Research, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.