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. June 6, 2014
Automotive manufacturer, DaimlerChrysler is using Cmmsimulator, the 3D coordinate measurement machine (CMM) simulation program, to verify programs for tactile CMMs at its Mercedes Technology Centre (MTC) in Sindelfingen, Germany.
July 8, 2012
UK pioneers in design and manufacturing simulation, ac&e, have entered a powerful partnership with Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) specialists NUMECA International. Headquartered in Brussels, NUMECA is a leading developer and provider of grid generation, multiphysics CFD and multidisciplinary (conjugate heat transfer, aero- and vibro-acoustics, fluid-structure interactions) simulation and optimization software for industrial products and processes. Through this new partnership, NUMECA announces an even greater consolidation of its presence on the world stage.
NUMECA’s leading technologies strengthen ac&e’s existing portfolio of design simulation solutions, which is underpinned by its high performance computing capabilities, and enables it to deliver greater productivity in the computational design and analysis process. This enables ac&e’s prestigious client base, which spans some of the world’s leading industries, to achieve better design analysis solutions faster, and at reduced cost.
Leader in the field of flow simulations and optimization and in particular in the field of turbomachinery, marine, aeronautics, aerospace and multiphysics, NUMECA offers an extended suite of software covering a broad range of applications for both internal and external flows. NUMECA product developments are based on a range of unique innovative technology, offering strong reduction of simulation cost and time.
Anthony Mosquera, Manager of Design Services at ac&e, sees a unique proposition coming from the partnership:
“NUMECA products are used by world class leaders including aeronautics, space, automotive and energy, which reflects our own diverse portfolio. What we see in these industries is the need to generate results from complex challenges much faster than before. I am genuinely excited about this partnership as it addresses very real challenges.”
Aji Purwanto, Business Development Director at NUMECA International is equally buoyant: “ac&e provides an ideal partner for us to sell and support our software solutions into the UK and Irish markets. They can integrate our solutions into their existing software offering, and deliver greater productivity to leading industries in the region. Our partnership with ac&e will give faster and stronger response to specific industrial requirements with customer satisfaction as our main objective.”
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About NUMECA International
NUMECA International is a leading developer and provider of Grid Generation, Multiphysics CFD and Multidisciplinary (Conjugate Heat Transfer, Aero- and Vibro Acoustics, Fluid-structure interactions) simulation and optimization software for industrial products and processes. Based on original and innovative technology, NUMECA software systems are largely recognized for their superior performances and fidelity with unique application-driven features.
NUMECA Int. has its headquarters and main development teams in Brussels, Belgium and is present worldwide with subsidiaries in China, India, Japan and USA. July 17, 2015
This blog post was original written by Earl Duque on the Intelligent Light website: Intelligent Light R&D continues to produce new tools for large scale CFD Parametric Studies. EPISODE is a new large scale data management tool that enables an engineer to readily extract knowledge and insight from their large scale physics based simulations and experimental data.
EPISODE provides tools that enable the user to create a relevant subset of their solution results via in-situ data extraction at regions of interest, further reducing the size of that data via proper orthogonal decomposition (POD), and then sort the parametric space of both the input and output solver parameters using self organizing maps (SOMs).
This project consists of new data extracts and compression methods based upon POD and image compression methods such as JPEG. In addition, we’re developing a new UI based upon self organizing maps which will automatically sort a large number of simulations based upon the parametric inputs and outputs. The result is a set of colored maps that helps to determine the trends in the data. The user will be able to click on different areas of the map which will then display the results in FieldView. The results may be directly from the CFD solver, reconstructed from the POD or it may be computed from a reduced order model (ROM) that was derived from the CFD and POD results.
The EPISODE project will address limitations of current data analysis tools by:
- Performing data management and post-processing in-situ, without writing to storage and without direct engineer interaction.
- Maintaining ability to support high-frequency information for maximum temporal fidelity.
- Handling both experimental and computational data together, supporting automated batch processing.
- Delivering post-processing capabilities to rapidly collect engineering information such as mass flows through a passage, FFTs, etc.
Key project collaborators include:
Robert Haimes from MIT – Haimes’ expertise will support the development of a scalable data extracts architecture and plug-in components.
Prof. Steven Gorrell from BYU – Professor Gorrell contributes CFD domain expertise in applications for gas turbines.
This work is sponsored by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) through a Phase II SBIR, Contract FA8650-14-C-2439, and TPOC Michael List. July 17, 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: December 10, 2014
Applied Computing & Engineering Ltd (AC&E) has developed a high performance Linux cluster for Lockheed-Martin UK INSYS to simulate warhead design and to produce high fidelity synthetic imagery in real time.
July 8, 2012