CADFEM is a pioneer in the application of numerical simulation in product development. As a part of the CADFEM Group, we are a leading CAE provider and support Ansys users with all aspects of simulation.
CADFEM has been a successful Ansys Elite Channel Partner since 1985.
CADFEM - Simulation is more than software
CADFEM GmbH is an Ansys Elite Channel Partner. With over 180 employees at six locations in Germany, we sell products from Ansys, the world’s largest independent developer of simulation software. Today, we employ more than 130 Ansys specialists in Germany.
CADFEM GmbH - Technology leader and pioneer
Since CADFEM was founded near Munich in 1985, we have continuously aided and advanced the practical application of the technology in business and science. Our name has long been synonymous with our close partnership with Ansys: CADFEM sells the entire Ansys simulation portfolio for structural mechanics, fluid mechanics, electromechanics, electromagnetics, electronics and embedded software.
But because software alone does not guarantee simulation success, our customers receive everything they need to tap the full potential of simulation in product development: globally leading software and IT solutions, consulting, support, commissioned simulation services, automation of workflows and extensive training offers ranging from conventional training to part-time academic educational opportunities.
And all this worldwide with CADFEM’s recognized quality standards.
CADFEM is part of the CADFEM Group.
For the distribution of software and hardware, for service and software development as well as for consulting, CADFEM has implemented a quality management system, which is certified and applied according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2015.
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How do we run our business? With humanity, simplicity and foresight!
We believe that trust, fairness and respect are essential for our society to work and that they are just as essential for a corporate culture. Common sense and thinking on one’s feet are important to us. We create the conditions for these basic principles to flourish. Rigid rules and bureaucracy are kept to a minimum and a certain amount of “chaos” is accepted.
What distinguishes us and our employees as a family-run company
AT CADFEM, people are at the center of everything we do. That means that trust, fairness and respect are the standards against which we measure our social and business conduct.
We think beyond today – and the current quarter. Maximizing profits is not our top priority. As a family-run business, we have freedom to decide as we see fit. The first priority is to secure the long-term viability and value of our company. We achieve that through stable finances, efficient business processes, good and satisfied employees and a pleasant working environment.
Our company’s “assets” are its loyal customers, our employees, the responsible and dedicated work of our management team and the engagement of our associates.
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CADFEM and simulation - connected for over three decades
While making the transition from an engineering office to a leading provider of simulation solutions with over 20 holdings worldwide, CADFEM has written some 35 years’ worth of history. CADFEM’s roots actually go back to 1982. An engineer with Ansys at the time, Günter Müller, one of the two founders of the company, was responsible for sales, training and support. And in 1983 he organized the first User’s Meeting – what is today the CADFEM Ansys Simulation Conference – in Heersching am Ammersee.
“FEM for Praktiker”
Ansys Elite Channel Partner
CADFEM & Ansys
A long and strong partnership - Ever since the company was founded in 1985, we have been a close sales partner of Ansys, the world’s largest developer of simulation software. As an Ansys Elite Channel Partner, we sell Ansys software products and support Ansys users in all matters concerning simulation. The German CADFEM team alone has 130 Ansys-specialized engineers in its ranks.
CADFEM has a direct line to Ansys development - Since the beginning of our partnership, we have ensured that Ansys software is used successfully in companies and research institutions. Through our commitment to Ansys, we play an active role in ensuring that customer requests are taken into account in software development at Ansys. And as a technological trendsetter ourselves, we develop our own software solutions that later make their way into Ansys.
CADFEM supports social and humanitarian institutions, initiatives and projects. Our involvement in social endeavors ranges from education funding to aid for needy children all around the world. We regularly donate to Bread for the World, Deutsche Welthungerhilfe, Animals’ Angels, Sternstunden, Doctors Without Borders, UNICEF, Verein Ausländerhilfe e.V., Deutsches Kinderherzzentrum. Besides that, we support the following organizations:
In the Tadra project, exiled Tibetans and friends have come together to assist the local population in Eastern Tibet. The donations go towards funding the “CADFEM House,” a residential building housing 17 orphans in an orphanage settlement.
Endulen is a small village in a remote region in the north of Tanzania, the home of the Maasai. The Verein Endulen e.V. association is active there, for instance in operating the “Endulen Hospital,” which today has 72 beds.
MINT education (mathematics, IT, physical sciences, technology) is regarded as critical to economic performance and competitiveness. Innovative, internationally active national economies such as Germany require an exceptionally well-trained skilled workforce.
In view of this requirement, CADFEM has been supporting MINT activities for young people for many years, backing the current MINT action plan of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
CADFEM has been an official sponsor/member of the “MINT Zukunft schaffen e.V.” association since fall 2018
From Archimedes to Ansys
Simulation history and stories