Vélizy-Villacoublay, France - Dassault Systèmes, a provider of 3D and product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions, has acquired composites simulation and advanced draping simulation technology provider Simulayt Limited.
Dassault Systèmes provides PLM composites solutions for sustainable innovation, addressing a key challenge facing manufacturers in industries ranging from aerospace and automotive to consumer goods and energy: how to predict and optimize the behavior of materials, minimizing their weight while increasing their performance. For industrials to take full advantage of composites lightweight and performance properties, requires harmonization of processes, methods, and solutions to support an end-to-end process that spans design, simulation and manufacturing within a single environment, while providing a compelling user experience.
Simulayt's technology and expertise were essential to the efficient integration of CATIA Composites with BMW's existing analysis processes, as well as to make advanced fiber simulation accessible to designers.
CATIA Version 6 and CATIA Version 5 composite solutions allow users to virtually design, experience, and manufacture any composites products. Simulayt adds the proven manufacturability simulation technologies needed to better understand and accurately predict materials behavior, assess manufacturability, and optimize manufacturing processes.
"As the only credible PLM vendor with a thorough understanding of the composites market and the most complete composites end-to-end solution, Dassault Systèmes was clearly a natural choice for us," comments John Klintworth, CEO, Simulayt Limited. "I am very excited to actively contribute to Dassault Systèmes' leadership in this market, and to focus my efforts on further advancing the next-generation PLM design to simulation to manufacturing composites solutions."
"Simulayt's strong technical expertise is widely recognized and its manufacturability simulation technology is systematically winning in all benchmarks," notes Dominique Florack, senior executive vice president, products, R&D, Dassault Systèmes. "The ability to further integrate this technology within our Version 6 platform is critical in addressing the composites materials and processes of tomorrow, with lifelike modeling and product/production simulation experiences."
Leveraging its Version 6 platform, Dassault Systèmes combines unique design-to-manufacturing user experiences such as composites, sheet metal, and assembly fasteners design and simulation, spanning many industries - such as automotive body-in-black, aero structures and engines, wind turbine blades, medical devices, construction, and sports & leisure.
As research advances, the complexity of composites materials increases. In turn, processing technologies, from manual to automated, become more sophisticated.
Dassault Systèmes' PLM composites solution delivers comprehensive support of composites digital assets in the standard STEP format, for exchange and long-term archiving, a major industry requirement, especially in the aerospace sector. Dassault Systèmes has been adopting these standards.