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    January 9th, 2015

    With clients in several continents, ac&e and our US subsidiary acel inc, continue to help clients drive ever greater efficiencies with smarter, faster cutting and welding.  

    This is thanks to StruCIM® – our fully-automated system for robotic cutting and welding that takes structural designs from engineering data to fabricated assemblies within a single, powerful, easy-to-use solution.

    StruCIM® offers a variety of hardware solutions to fit your particular needs and existing production lines. With its intuitive interface, operators can quickly fabricate complex parts and assemblies with no robotics experience.

    The system is able to handle beams and flat plates and delivers a significant production advantage over existing methods.  StruCIM®’s integrated software system drives robotically controlled cutting and welding systems, automating beam and plate cutting and welding for structural steel applications. It is user friendly and easy to integrate into existing operations, producing dramatic throughput improvements.

    One client, CFR/Machitech of Quebec said “One machine has taken the place of three or four different workcells for our busy clients. This has saved them overhead and improved their shop throughput dramatically.”

    Creators of the StruCIM® software, ac&e, offer a range of powerful manufacturing simulation software products. Our robust, field-tested software is used to assist the manufacturing process by preparing programs (via off-line programming) to verify function before committing to hardware.

    Areas of expertise include:

    • Robotics programming

    • CNC verification

    • CMM verification

    • Simulation of robots and workcells for small part assembly

    • Materials handling simulation of entire production lines


    The comprehensive software engine behind StruCIM® is CimStation Robotics® (CSR) – an easy-to-use robotic simulation tool that works completely off-line, eliminating the risk of damage to equipment and enabling robots and other equipment to remain in continuous production. The CSR® software is modular and covers applications including cutting, welding, painting, inspection and assembly.

    StruCIM® delivers a wide spectrum of cost benefits including:

    • Improved production throughput by up to 250%
    • Improved consistency of cuts and reduced scrap
    • Reduced cycle time for large assemblies
    • Minimized production floor space
    • Eliminated risk of damage to equipment

    Let’s start the conversation about transforming your throughput capabilities –  download the StruCIM Brochure and contact Brett Malone on +1 888 634-6020 x 500 or email


    November 5th, 2014



    ac&e in partnership with DataBunker now provide an affordable secure fixed price cloud backup.   And for larger amounts of data, we offer a dedicated on-site backup & disaster recovery appliance, which provides backup over your LAN and then automatically mirrors this offsite. For more on backup visit our DataBunker page, email or call +44(0)1925 606400.

    November 3rd, 2014

    ac&e in partnership with Fujitsu provide a complete Augmented Reality (AR) solution, combining the software and hardware to harness to power of your mobile workforce.  Now, all you need is a smart device with a camera to access live data from your remote databases, transforming the way you work.  For further information visit our AR page, email or call +44(0)1925 606400.


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    November 3rd, 2014



    ac&e are a licensed distributor of Fujitsu high performance computing. Fujitsu´s CELSIUS workstations offer a sophisticated combination of leading-edge processor and graphics performance to increase application efficiency.

    These high-quality, modular products in multiple form factors are configurable for your organization’s precise needs. Thanks to comprehensive ISV certification, you’ll enjoy smooth and trouble-free operation of all your applications. Best-in-class noise emissions help maximize productivity by contributing to a quieter working environment. For further information email or call +44(0)1925 606400. 

    November 3rd, 2014

    ac&e can help you unlock the processing power from across your department or organisation. We can help you link multiple processors from multiple machines, enabling you to work smarter and faster.

    We bring shared and clustered memory solutions to a wide range of businesses from those running off-the-shelf software to those with proprietary code and engineering industry standard packages.

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    November 3rd, 2014

    ac&e are once again principle sponsors of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) Urban Drainage Group Autumn Conference.

    The 2014 event celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Urban Drainage Group and comprises a programme spanning three days of forums and presentations with workshops focused on current related industry topics.

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    November 3rd, 2014

    ac&e now enables water and utilities industry professionals to take advantage of leading virtualization solutions.  With our NVIDIA Grid partnership, you can add graphics-intensive users to your virtual environment, improving productivity for all. Access to highly interactive windows and multimedia as well as all relevant applications is now possible on any device, anywhere.  For more information visit our NVIDIA page, email or call 01925 606400. Or download our datasheet here:

    September 28th, 2014

    An Automation, Integration & Design Optimization Workshop using PHX ModelCenter®

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    July 17th, 2014

    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.

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    July 17th, 2014

    FieldView, developed by ac&e partner Intelligent Light, is the market leader in post-processing and visualisation of computational fluid dynamics data for commercial and in-house solvers.  The new role of FieldView Product Chief sees Yves-Marie Lefebvre tasked with representing customers within Intelligent Light, increasing the responsiveness of product development, and providing customer-driven direction to future product planning.

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