MSC Software has acquired e-Xstream engineering. e-Xstream provides advanced materials simulation that uses nonlinear micro-mechanics to model a broad range of materials and physics, taking into account their manufacturing processes. The company's Digimat product interfaces with most FEA structural analysis codes including MSC Nastran, Marc, Abaqus, and ANSYS.
Combined with MSC's simulation tools, e-Xstream's technology allows material simulation to be carried throughout the engineering enterprise to enable advanced failure prediction and the application of computed margins on structural component parts in situ, the company says. Instead of characterizing material margins to apply generically to the parts of a structural system, companies can design components with margins computed directly on the part accounting for design critical loads.
"e-Xstream is an extraordinary company and the joining of our organizations represents important new possibilities for our users," said Dominic Gallello, president and CEO of MSC Software. "Entering a new material into a product can cost manufacturers tens of millions in physical testing, which limits product possibilities. Our goal is to blur the boundary between material engineering and structural engineering, allowing for more pervasive use of advanced materials while helping manufacturers to dramatically reduce the cost of physical testing needed to validate a new material system."
For more information, visit MSC Software and e-Xstream engineering.
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