FIBERSIM

Design, Analyze, and Manufacture Composites


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Fibersim software is a powerful add-in for NX, Pro/E, and Catia. It greatly simplifies the task of design, analysis, and manufacture of composite parts by giving engineers the tools to easily modify, update, and iterate on composite designs. This allows the engineer to work with combinations of material types, fiber orientations, stack-up orders, balance, symmetry, drop-offs, splices, and dart definitions.

The add-in integrates this large set of attributes into the design by automatically creating ply-geometry, assessing ply-level profitability, and providing excellent exchange of analysis and manufacturing data.

Case Study: Lotus F1 Team

Fibersim Configurations


Fibersim Pro

Main Capabilities:

  • Ply Based Design
  • Multi-Ply Based Design
  • Producibility Simulation
  • Parametric Surface Offset

Function:

  • Manual ply design
  • Specification driven automated ply design
  • Simulation- hand lay-up, automated lay-up, forming ply shift
  • Tools for making a manufacturable design – splicing, darting
  • Parametric Surface Offset – automated IML surface/solid creation

Value:

  • Increase production development efficiency
  • Increase efficiency and reduce errors during design change processes
  • Reduce product cost by identifying performance and production issues up front
Fibersim Elite

Main capabilities:

  • Ply Based Design
  • Multi-Ply Based Design
  • Zone/Grid Design
  • Volume Fill
  • Wind Blade Design
  • Producibility Simulation
  • Parametric Surface Offset

Function:

  • Manual ply design
  • Specification driven automated ply, zone, thick part and wind blade design
  • Simulation – hand lay-up, automated lay-up, forming ply shift
  • Tools for making a manufacturable design – splicing, darting
  • Parametric Surface Offset – automated IML surface/solid creation

Value:

  • Increase product development efficiency
  • Increase efficiency and reduce errors during design change processes
  • Reduce production cost by identifying performance and production issues up front.

Features

Engineers who design and manufacture composite parts face the time-consuming and difficult process of creating or exporting flat patterns to nesting software for use in automated cutting systems. Without an automated way of creating flat patterns and exporting them from the CAD model, engineers often find that their flat patterns are inaccurate.

With the Flat Pattern Export module in the Fibersim portfolio, engineers can automatically generate flat pattern data files for export from their CAD workstation directly to common commercial nesting systems. The module maintains file integrity by including attributes such as ply name, sequence, material specification, and orientation, eliminating the need for manual manipulation of drawings and patterns. As a result, the module increases engineering efficiency and manufacturing productivity while achieving more accurate flat patterns and less material waste.

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