Composite Materials Engineering
In a world where products are becoming ever more sophisticated, designers and manufacturers are always looking for materials that can deliver better strength-to-weight ratios and provide different qualities in the final product. This has led many manufacturers to look beyond traditional materials like metals and plastics, and to delve in more closely on composite materials.
A composite material is made up of two or more different materials, with the final material displaying different properties to that of its constituents. With so many different materials being worked on and so many different possible combinations, naturally, composite materials engineering is a complex business and how you design and manufacture composites has a direct effect on the end product.
Taking the guesswork out of composite materials engineering
Clearly, composite materials engineering can be a laborious process when an organization is striving to reach the right blend of materials with the right combination of properties. It could take months or even years of research to finally come up with the right mix of materials and the right construction methods. This leads to huge expenses and can make the developing of any new product an extremely expensive undertaking, even rendering it uneconomical or adding significant cost to the final product. By using ESI’s virtual prototyping techniques, companies can take the guesswork out of the process and arrive at better composites manufacturing solutions, faster.
A new approach to composite materials engineering
The ESI Group is a world leader in the innovative science of virtual prototyping. The company focuses specifically on the physics of materials, modelling how they will behave in the real world. ESI has developed a unique suite of software applications that allows customers to model the behavior of their products just as they would when completed. The applications also allow clients to model their manufacturing processes, creating the most efficient way to manufacture their products without investing in a costly plant or resorting to trial and error techniques.
An international leader in composite materials engineering
ESI has been involved in the discipline of virtual prototyping for more than 40 years. It was founded by PhD graduates of the University of California, Berkeley. Today it employs more than 1,000 experts and operates in 40 countries around the world. The company is completely focused on helping clients to get it right first time in prototype development, bringing better products to the world in shorter time-scales.