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Current testimonials UK
D J Goode and Associates
Piper Test and Measurement Ltd
Engineering Manager, LB Bentley
CADFEM UK CAE Ltd. gave us the confidence we needed to proceed. Before spending too much money, I wanted to know whether the electronics would survive [the impact]. Golf balls are compressed by 1/3 of their diameter and see peak instantaneous accelerations of almost 30,000 G. It was entirely possible that under these forces the layer ceramic core, the chipsets, or the small pieces of glass-like silicon used in the timing circuits would shatter. Although later designs pulled everything into a spherical polycarbonate core, these early tests were key to understanding whether we were heading down the right path in terms of materials.
Director, D.J. Goode and Associates Ltd (DGA)
We find it extremely useful to have access to CADFEM UK CAE Ltd.’s FEA team as they have a vast amount of experience in using the software. It is very reassuring knowing that they are there if we need help in developing a model. Often it is just useful to speak to someone before we embark on a design because by talking it through with the CADFEM UK CAE Ltd. team we are able to avoid potential problems and often we are able to provide a more efficient analysis.
Senior Mechanical Design Engineer, DePuy Synthes
Following on from this study, and working with CADFEM UK CAE Ltd., a number of our own engineers have been able to do further comparisons of a new design against an existing product in various loading conditions. This has rapidly allowed us to get a good indication of the performance of the product before testing.
Mechanical Design Engineer, DePuy Synthes
CADFEM UK CAE Ltd.’s macro allowed us to quickly and consistently replicate physical testing which would normally have taken weeks to undertake in our labs. In addition it permitted us to gain detailed information on stress and deflection which can be difficult to detect in physical tests. The macro has proved an invaluable tool in the comparison and validation of new implant designs as well as proving a highly effective learning aid for our core team of FEA users.” She continues. “The results achieved using CADFEM UK CAE Ltd.’s analysis method closely correlated to the results of those physical tests previously undertaken in our labs. This validation has allowed us to extend the application of this methodology to the evaluation of a range of new implant designs, providing feedback accurately and in a short timeframe.
Owner, Whittaker Engineering
Once again CADFEM UK CAE Ltd. demonstrates that a Finite Element (FE) model can do a better job of crash simulation than building and destroying actual hardware.
Owner, Whittaker Engineering
We rely on CADFEM UK CAE Ltd. to produce practical and robust engineering solutions when our designs go beyond the realms of hand calculations, they produce an excellent finished engineering package which gives credibility to our designs and products. Whittaker Engineering have been working with CADFEM UK CAE Ltd. for many years and they are a pleasure to work with.
Managing Director, Piper Test and Measurement Ltd
CADFEM UK CAE Ltd. were given a number of criteria which were essential for the successful operation of the system. The thoroughness with which they approached this task was without doubt professional and their capability in applying the Ansys software impressive. This task would have been both cumbersome and virtually impossible if done without this software. Time and money well spent.
Project Engineer, Senior Flexonics
The analysis provided us with an accurate representation of the behaviour and stresses of the expansion joint during operation. This enabled us to reduce material cost, weight and perform minor modifications prior to manufacturing.
Current testimonials Ireland
New Technology Development Manager, Analog Devices
With the evolution of mobile phone camera modules over the past decade Analog Devices have become a leader in micro actuator drivers for mobile phone camera modules. Analog Devices design and produce Integrated circuits which control the position of the lens in the camera module. The actuators that move the lens can be of many different types like Voice Coil Motor (VCM – Leader), Piezo, MEMS, Liquid Crystal Lens, Shape Memory Alloy (SMA). In order to design the most efficient drivers for these actuators an in-depth knowledge into the electromechanics is required. By working with CADFEM and Ansys tools we have benefited from the knowledge gained and are in a position to produce more efficient and effective drivers.
Senior Mechanical Design Engineer, Logitech International
Within an hour of submitting my support request to CADFEM I was discussing my model on-screen with an FEA expert that quickly understood the aims and challenges of my non-linear analysis. The insight and expertise provided by CADFEM not only solved the problem I was having, but also improved the speed and accuracy of my original model. Their FEA experts are also willing to take the time to explain the inefficiencies in your model, thereby ensuring you are continually improving your FEA knowledge. The level of service I received by CADFEM support was very impressive and really does epitomise their ethos that ‘simulation is more than software.
Design Department, Liebherr
Shipping lines and port operators demand high productivity rates in modern container ports. Port equipment must therefore prove extremely efficient and economic in use. Liebherr Container Cranes Ltd. has over 50 years of experience in crane development and manufacture and has an excellent worldwide reputation for reliable, high-performance port equipment and container cranes in all sizes – from straddle carriers right up to the latest generation of ship to shore container cranes in the Megamax class. CADFEM are supplying Ansys tool solutions which enable the efficient design of modern state of the art equipment and which will also enable the effective design of future equipment with ever increasing demands.
Head of Research and Development, AirSynergy
Through innovation and design, AirSynergy bring renewable, reliable and affordable energy to places previously thought impossible. Our turbines are designed to output at least 2.5 times the energy generated from traditional designs, and operate in conditions which are not usually viable. Our design engineers use Ansys FEA and CFD to arrive at the most efficient and reliable designs. In partnership with CADFEM Ireland, we have been able to integrate the software seamlessly into our design process, maximising the efficiency of our product development process.
Research and Development Engineer, Innalabs
As a newcomer to the Inertial Sensor market Innalabs must transition from concept design to market realisation in the most cost effective and time efficient path possible. To meet the challenges of our customers’ unique operating environments, a complete understanding of complex electomechanical response is required. Working with CADFEM we have created an ANSYS driven coupling of magnetic fields with structural and electronic systems which allows for parameter driven design optimization.
Senior R&D Engineer, Novate
Novate Medical are developing the world’s first bio-convertible Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filter, designed to protect patients at transient risk of pulmonary embolism (PE). Novate are currently enrolling patients for an IDE clinical trial in the U.S. Our close working relationship with CADFEM has allowed us to use their expertise with the Ansys suite, to drive the design process in a cost efficient and timely manner. CADFEM’s expertise with Finite Element Analysis has been instrumental to Novate in designing a robust vascular implant that can withstand the in vivo cyclical fatigue loading conditions generated in the IVC throughout the lifetime of the device. Additionally Novate have leveraged CADFEM’s expertise with Computational Fluid Dynamics to optimise the hemodynamic performance of the filter geometry through blood flow simulations in the IVC. Data generated from CADFEM simulations has been used by Novate for regulatory submissions with the FDA.