Composite tool design software scoops prize

UK-developed plastics simulation software has scooped a prize at a major awards


Precimould, developed by Advanced Composites Group, makes it possible to improve the design of tools for making composite components. It has won the ‘Software’ category at the forthcoming JEC Innovation Awards.

The tool is used within the Lusas finite element code. It was designed so that experienced CAD operators can quickly learn how to use it without detailed knowledge of finite element analysis (FEA).

Other partners in the development were FEA, BAE Systems and Bombardier Aerospace.

The product is being launched in three areas: under license to tool makers and part designers; within ACG and FEA for consultancy work; and by ACG to make optimised tools for customers.

A prize-giving ceremony takes place at the JEC Composites show in Paris in April.

Lou Reade

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