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Designing composite submarine parts

Howaldtswerke-Deutsch Werft GmbH is using VISTAGY’S FiberSIM® engineering software to design and manufacture parts for submarines made of composite materials.

Moving from a manual to an automated solution with FiberSIM, HDW will be able to develop initial designs more quickly and see the impact of design changes earlier in the process. The FiberSIM Laser Projection™ software enables the reduction of errors and shortening of lay-up time by displaying ply outlines directly on the lay-up tool.

“The use of composite materials in the marine industry is growing rapidly, so companies that have been engineering composites manually are now faced with the need to change the way they think about the entire process,” says Scott Carlyle, Vice President of worldwide sales for VISTAGY. “We look forward to working closely with HDW and applying VISTAGY’s extensive experience in composites engineering to build the next generation of submarines that take advantage of the benefits that composites can bring to the marine industry.”

 

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