Comet Solutions(R) Provides Software for Automated Driveline Analysis to AAM

Comet Solutions(R) Provides Software for Automated Driveline Analysis to AAM 
Comet(R) Strengthens Its Suite of SimApps(TM) With Automotive Focus 
CINCINNATI, OH and ALBUQUERQUE, NM -- (Marketwired) -- 04/07/14 --  
Comet Solutions, Inc., the provider of SimApps(TM) for simulation
driven-design, is excited to announce initial results from the
successful implementation of its NVH Driveline SimApp at American
Axle & Manufacturing, Inc. (AAM). In a few months time, AAM has shown
productivity gains and cost savings.  
Fully Automatic Analysis Process Results in Tremendous Benefits for
NVH Engineering
 AAM, a leading global Tier-One automotive supplier
of driveline and drivetrain systems and related components, has a
long history of successfully using FEA to master the many NVH (noise,
vibration, and harshness) challenges. To enhance their FEA processes,
Comet provided AAM with its NVH Driveline SimApp, a new software
application that lets customers set up a single environment for
driveline NVH analysis, with quick and easy evaluation of any
architecture. And to-date, AAM has realized impressive results.  
Ora Research has produced an in-depth report detailing how AAM
achieved benefits with Comet software in the areas of time savings
per analysis iteration, cost savings, and improved quality. According
to Bruce Jenkins, Principal Analyst with Ora, "Comet is at the
forefront of advances in the arena of design space exploration. The
results at AAM validate Comet has something very powerful to offer
automotive companies, whether they do drivelines or other automotive
systems." The Ora Research paper titled "AAM Sees Dramatic
Productivity Gains, Cost Savings from Automating NVH Analysis Process
with New Comet NVH Driveline SimApp" is available free of charge and
can be downloaded from the Comet Solutions website at  
And this is just the start of the cost savings and productivity
improvements. Glen Steyer, AAM's Executive Director of Product
Engineering, sees great strategic benefit in the Comet SimApps' power
to drive simulation to the earliest stages of product development.
Steyer explained, "Being a global company, the SimApp lets us take
decades' worth of knowledge and expertise, put it into the simulation
tool, and forward-deploy that to our 
engineers around the world. Not
only that, but by using a tool like this and forward-deploying it,
you can move much more deeply into innovating product architectural
dynamics upfront in the design process."  
Solidifying Its Commitment To The Automotive Industry 
 Over the past
year, Comet Solutions has been building the company's engineering,
marketing, and sales competence in the resilient automotive industry.
In mid-2013, the company hired Tim Keer as Vice President of
Technical Service and Customer Success. Keer spent 25 years at Arup,
the global engineering design firm. He opened Arup's Detroit office,
where he led all technical project work for automotive companies,
especially in the areas of crash and structural analysis. Comet
Solutions has recently announced distribution agreements with JSOL
Engineering in Japan and Arup in China. Both partners have decades of
experience in the automotive industry and are the largest distributor
of LS-DYNA software in their respective geographic markets. 
Commented Dan Meyer, Comet Solutions President and CEO, "We have the
expertise on our team to understand the challenges and opportunities
facing automotive customers. We are in a great position to develop
and implement innovative solutions for these customers, as evidenced
by our collaboration with AAM. Our company will offer a suite of
SimApps focused around the product systems developed by automotive
customers and their related simulation workflows." 
About Comet Solutions, Inc.
 Comet Solutions(R) provides software and
services that simplify the complex process of engineering product
systems. Comet has developed a suite of powerful and web-deployable
SimApps(TM), which embed expert knowledge and methods, but remove the
complexity of general purpose Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) tools.
SimApps make design-driven simulation suitable for use by everyone
from CAE experts to design engineers. With Comet SimApps, companies
exploit the full potential of their existing CAD/CAE/PLM tools and
resources by exploring more design alternatives, enabling product
innovation and the rapid development of higher quality and more
cost-effective products. For more information about Comet Solutions
and Comet SimApps, please visit  
Dan Meyer
President and CEO
Comet Solutions, Inc.
(513) 588-2773 
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