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  • Manufacturing Simulation

    • September 21, 2016

      The Centre for Modelling & Simulation (CFMS), a specialist in high value design capability today announced that ac&e, pioneers in design and manufacturing simulation and providers of bespoke technical computing, has joined its membership programme.ac&e joins existing CFMS members including Airbus, BAE Systems, Eurostep, eQ Technologic, HiETA Technologies, JustOne Database Inc, MBDA, Rolls-Royce, Sysemia and Zenotech, to name but a few.

      ac&e bring game-changing technologies to the most complex and challenging design analysis and manufacturing endeavours, drawing on vast experience of a wide range of sectors including automotive, aerospace, defence, energy, food, plastics and polymers. Services offered include world leading design and manufacturing simulation software, training and support, consultancy and computing optimisation.

      Anthony Mosquera, Manager, Design Services, ac&e commented, “Joining the CFMS membership programme is an exciting development for ac&e as we continue to deliver advanced engineering analysis solutions to the UK modelling and simulation sector. We look forward to contributing our expertise and experience to the thriving community developed by CFMS.”

      Targeted towards the high value design community, CFMS Membership offers access to a trusted, neutral, technology infrastructure and capability combined with networking, awareness and thought leadership.

      Offering a range of customisable membership packages for high value design users, vendors, academia and not-for-profits, members gain access to an inclusive range of services including HPC and Tech Lab, product display, product technology evaluation, room hire, joint events and use of the centre for customer demonstrations.

      Sam Paice, Chief Operating Officer, CFMS, “With membership centred around providing access to a community for high value design, through our members such as ac&e, we promote new methods, techniques and access to state-of-the-art developments. We’re delighted to welcome ac&e to the CFMS Membership community and look forward to working with them.”

      About ac&e

      Founded in 1987 ac&e helps clients make better decisions faster through systems, consultancy, training and support, using world-leading software and computing optimisation to deliver leading-edge simulation technology. ac&e provides an expansive offering ranging from CAD clean-up and meshing, through CFD solution to post-processing; from workflow integration, through automated design space exploration to simulation data management. ac&e enables some of the world’s leading manufacturers and service providers to achieve dramatically reduced costs and time to market.   For further information please visit www.acel.co.uk

      Media Contact

      Mark Blackburn: e: marketing@acel.co.uk, t: 01925 606400

      About CFMS

      The Centre for Modelling & Simulation (CFMS) is proud to be a growing, independent and not-for-profit organisation that specialises in high value design capability. We promote advanced modelling and simulation, underpinned by HPC, pushing the boundaries of technology.

      Through our exceptional, collaborative, virtual and physical facility, we enable the adoption and acceleration of new technologies for advanced modelling and simulation, while improving learning and developing awareness of state-of-the-art. Engaging with organisations large and small, we help to provide access to the right tools, resources, skills and technologies, resulting in increased productivity and faster, more informed decision-making.

      As a trusted and neutral provider, our vision is to drive a practical revolution in engineering capability and design, working with organisations to reduce risk in the design phase, product development costs and time to market.

      CFMS welcomes applications from new members involved in high value design. If you would like to find out more contact the CFMS Membership team on 0117 906 1100 or email membership@cfms.org.uk to request a membership application pack.

      For further information about how CFMS can help your business call 0117 906 1100 or email info@cfms.org.uk

      Media Contact

      Alison Little: e: alison.little@cfms.org.uk, t: 0117 906 1100

       

    • June 6, 2014

      In a ground-breaking multinational collaboration, ac&e have completed the first phase of a €160,000 robotics software contract with global engineering fabrication and erection company CIMTAS.

      ac&e’s powerful StruCIM® robotics software is the key to the collaboration with REIS Robotics of Germany and drives the REIS robot oxy-acetylene cutting system. This has enabled CIMTAS to fully automate its structural steel beam and plate cutting for fabrication of the 2.7 km Izmit Bay Bridge, Turkey.

      The synergy of robotics software and hardware has provided CIMTAS with an outstanding package of benefits including:

      • Increased throughput of 50%

      • Automated loading and cutting of stock work pieces

      • Reduced scrap and reduced rework

      The StruCIM® cutting environment in tandem with REIS robots adds a significant automation capability to the CIMTAS operations. Of particular importance is the automatic development of workcell tool instruction from CAD models.  The increased throughput will result in significant savings for CIMTAS over the period of the project, with a return on investment of approximately nine months.

      Due to the success of the project, ac&e have now provided a new robotics cell for cutting complex pipe profiles for offshore engineering and welding plates as part of the bridge project.

      For more information visit our StruCIM page, email info@acel.co.uk or call +44 (0)1925 606400

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    Design Engineering Simulation

    • January 17, 2017

      FieldView 16.1 Post-Processing, Visualization and Workflow Automation Solution has been selected Digital Engineering Editor’s Pick of the Week.

      Digital Engineering (DE; digitaleng.news) has announced that the 16.1 release of the FieldView CFD (computational fluid dynamics) post-processing, visualization and workflow automation solution from ac&e partner Intelligent Light was its Editor’s Pick of the Week for January 11, 2017.

      “By specializing on CFD post-processing, FieldView eliminates lots of the overhead in an all-in-one CFD system,” writes Anthony J. Lockwood, editor at large for Digital Engineering. “While this alone provides a good measure of efficiency, it also means the company’s engineers can focus on the productivity tools designed to get you interactively exploring and presenting data quickly.”

      “The line on FieldView is that it’s fast, easy to implement and easy to use,” he says. “It works with data from leading CFD systems – often certified to work with those systems – and most OSes. It can handle huge data sets and scale from workstations to HPC (high-performance computing) resources. It helps you capture best practices and create CFD workflows that make your processes more efficient, friendly and productive. You can run multiple simulations quickly, and its visualization and presentation capabilities are said to be top notch.”

      “Visualization [is] a key area of enhancement in FieldView 16.1,” Lockwood writes. “The software already came with the tools to create animations and 3D PDFs. It now has added functionality to create MP4 movies that you can use with your PowerPoint presentations or as YouTube videos. It also has a couple of new readers that let you see what’s happening with structured and unstructured VTK (Visualization ToolKit) data sets.”

      “If you’ve never tried FieldView, then sign up for evaluation and run it through it paces. Sounds well worth your time,” concludes Lockwood.

      Read the full Editor’s Pick of the Week at FieldView CFD Updated

    • September 14, 2016

      “90% of CFD problems come from the mesh.”
      You’ve probably already heard this popular motto in scientific circles, and it’s true: no accurate results ever came from a bad mesh.
      You have the right to require high mesh quality for your CFD computations, without sacrificing the user-friendliness and the automation of your meshing process.
      Discover our mesh generators which seamlessly integrate with commercial, in-house and open source solvers:
      AutoGrid5™, our full automatic structured grid generator for all types of rotating machinery: complex axial, radial, and mixed-flow configurations. It produces grids in a few minutes, after just a few clicks via a wizard based interface.
      “NUMECA’s automated mesher, AutoGrid5 is an excellent tool for generating 3D mesh around axial/radial airfoils and splitter/tandem vanes. One can generate smoothed H-type and O-type grids very quickly using templates.”
      Ig. Haken Aksoy, Honeywell ES&S
      HEXPRESS/Hybrid™ produces unstructured hex-dominant conformal meshes of complex geometries, starting from unclean CAD data. Thanks to the fact it can run on multiple processors it’s ultra fast on top.
      “Right from the beginning of using HEXPRESS/Hybrid we were impressed by the performance and efficiency of this software. It is able to handle boundary layer insertion with no problems and can manage our really dirty geometries (holes, cutting planes, thin surfaces etc.) in a way we have not experienced before. Regarding our complex geometries, HEXPRESS/Hybrid is our preferred choice by far.”
      Ig. Aaron Reppenhagen, (VIRTUAL VEHICLE Research Center)

      Discover the solutions NUMECA proposes for your meshing problems during the AutoMesh half-day workshop we’re organizing in conjunction with NUMECA to be held at CFMS offices, Bristol & Bath Science Park, Bristol BS16 7FR , UK on Tuesday 29th November 2016.

      Register here. It’s free!

      Location:

      The Centre for Modelling and Simulation (CFMS)
      Bristol & Bath Science Park
      Dirac Crescent
      Emersons Green
      Bristol
      BS16 7FR

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    IT Solutions/Facilities Management

    • January 17, 2017

      FieldView 16.1 Post-Processing, Visualization and Workflow Automation Solution has been selected Digital Engineering Editor’s Pick of the Week.

      Digital Engineering (DE; digitaleng.news) has announced that the 16.1 release of the FieldView CFD (computational fluid dynamics) post-processing, visualization and workflow automation solution from ac&e partner Intelligent Light was its Editor’s Pick of the Week for January 11, 2017.

      “By specializing on CFD post-processing, FieldView eliminates lots of the overhead in an all-in-one CFD system,” writes Anthony J. Lockwood, editor at large for Digital Engineering. “While this alone provides a good measure of efficiency, it also means the company’s engineers can focus on the productivity tools designed to get you interactively exploring and presenting data quickly.”

      “The line on FieldView is that it’s fast, easy to implement and easy to use,” he says. “It works with data from leading CFD systems – often certified to work with those systems – and most OSes. It can handle huge data sets and scale from workstations to HPC (high-performance computing) resources. It helps you capture best practices and create CFD workflows that make your processes more efficient, friendly and productive. You can run multiple simulations quickly, and its visualization and presentation capabilities are said to be top notch.”

      “Visualization [is] a key area of enhancement in FieldView 16.1,” Lockwood writes. “The software already came with the tools to create animations and 3D PDFs. It now has added functionality to create MP4 movies that you can use with your PowerPoint presentations or as YouTube videos. It also has a couple of new readers that let you see what’s happening with structured and unstructured VTK (Visualization ToolKit) data sets.”

      “If you’ve never tried FieldView, then sign up for evaluation and run it through it paces. Sounds well worth your time,” concludes Lockwood.

      Read the full Editor’s Pick of the Week at FieldView CFD Updated

    • December 10, 2014

      BAE Systems’ Hawk Synthetic Training Facility (HSTF) at RAF Valley provides a training facility for trainee pilots, instructors and air traffic controllers. The £60 million+ simulation facility operates at 99.86% availability, 14 hours per day and relies heavily on ac&e’s dedicated and bespoke support. Download the HSTF case study:

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