Meet ESI at JEC Europe!

  Meet ESI at JEC Europe!

           Europe’s largest exhibition for the composites industry

Business Wire

PARIS -- March 8, 2013

ESI Group, pioneer and world-leading solution provider in Virtual Prototyping
for manufacturing industries, announces its participation at JEC Europe, March
12-14 in Paris, France. Located at booth Y60, Pavilion 1, ESI will feature
live demonstrations of its Composites Simulation Suite. By accounting for the
entire Composites Manufacturing Chain, the suite provides a comprehensive
industrial capability to simulate the design, manufacturing and performance of
composite parts.

JEC Europe is Europe’s largest exhibition for composites, attracting over
32,000 visitors in 2012; 80% from outside of France. Featuring a large
exhibition and side conferences, JEC Europe covers the full spectrum of
processes, new materials, and composite solutions.

JEC Europe provides ESI an opportunity to showcase its composites solutions
for the aeronautics, automotive, wind energy, and marine industry sectors.
Their Composites Simulation Suite, which includes PAM-FORM and PAM-RTM, allows
designers and process engineers to dramatically decrease development time,
production time and total cost. For instance, ESI’s Composites Simulation
Suite enables the optimization of tooling and injection/infusion processes and
consequently reduces the cost of manufacture and waste due to defective parts.
It is also used to determine the best combination of resins and fibers, to
support the manufacture of innovative designs.

Several ESI clients and partners will present industrial case studies during
the JEC Europe conferences. Customer presentations will include:

  *March 12, 10:30 a.m., Design Conference: Formax, leading global
    manufacturer of composite reinforcements, presenting a paper about
    simulation and optimization of carbon multi-axial fabrics;
  *March 13, 10:30 a.m., Automotive Conference: Volkswagen AG, the largest
    carmaker in Europe, delivering a presentation about draping and filling
    simulations for efficient process design of Non-Crimp-Fabric (NCF)
    composites parts;
  *March 13, 2:30 p.m., Aeronautics Conference: Safran Composites, the
    recently created Composites R&D branch of Safran Group, promoting the use
    of simulation to support RTM process strategies for engine components; and
    CCHP, the high performance composite design & manufacturing Canada
    research chair, presenting the RTM process analysis and simulation of
    turbofan components.

These four industrial case studies clearly demonstrate ESI’s leadership for
composites manufacturing simulation; addressing dry textile preforming, resin
injection / infusion in the preform, curing and distortions prediction, and
prepreg thermoforming. Furthermore ESI’s solutions enable the cause and effect
relationships between the manufacturing processes and the structural
performance to be determined by chaining the manufacturing simulation with
virtual testing.

Companies using ESI’s Composites Simulation Suite include BOMBARDIER
Transport, BMW, Chengdu Aircraft, DOW, EADS, GE R&D, GE India Technology
Center, Nordex Energy, Pratt & Whitney, Siemens Wind Power, Snecma and VZLU;
all global leaders in their respective domains.

In light of the advanced technology represented in the PAM-FORM and PAM-RTM
software, it is not surprising to learn that they are also used in teaching
and research at numerous reputable Universities across the world.

Meet ESI at booth Y60 to watch a demo of PAM-FORM and PAM-RTM. Click here to
register for the event!

If you wish to make an appointment for a “one to one” meeting with an ESI
representative during the event, please send your request to

About ESI Group

ESI is a pioneer and world-leading provider in Virtual Prototyping that takes
into account the physics of materials. ESI boasts a unique know-how in Virtual
Product Engineering, based on an integrated suite of coherent,
industry-oriented applications. Addressing manufacturing industries, Virtual
Product Engineering aims to replace physical prototypes by realistically
simulating a product’s behavior during testing, to fine-tune fabrication and
assembly processes in accordance with desired product performance, and to
evaluate the impact on product use under normal or accidental conditions.
ESI’s solutions fit into a single collaborative and open environment for
End-to-End Virtual Prototyping. The company employs about 950 high-level
specialists worldwide covering more than 30 countries. ESI Group is listed in
compartment C of NYSE Euronext Paris.

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