VISTAGY, Inc. and JETCAM International strengthen commercial and technical relationship to help customers streamline composites design and manufacturing
WALTHAM, Mass., (USA) and Monaco, May 1, 2007 — JETCAM International, leaders in CAD/CAM and nesting for the sheet metal and composites industries, and VISTAGY, Inc., a leading global provider of specialized engineering software, have announced an expanded business and technology partnership to help their joint customers more efficiently develop highly-engineered products made of advanced composite materials. This agreement follows development work between the companies to create a seamless exchange of 3D product data between VISTAGY’s FiberSIM® composites design software and JETCAM’s Expert CAM and nesting software. This partnership will ensure that the products work together to offer users a seamless design and manufacturing environment—from conceptual design through to the cutting machine.
FiberSIM, powered by VISTAGY’s unique EnCapta® technology, helps engineers predominantly in the aerospace, automotive, marine, and wind energy industries streamline many of the tedious, time-consuming and complex tasks for designing and manufacturing composite products. The software is integrated into commercial 3D CAD software systems and provides the only flexible, open, production-proven engineering environment specifically designed to comprehensively support all major composite manufacturing methodologies. 2D flat patterns of composite plies generated by FiberSIM from the 3D CAD model can be automatically and seamlessly exported to JETCAM’s nesting software to ensure manufacturers accurately create composite shapes with less material waste and fewer errors than previously possible.
Various levels of JETCAM Expert systems are available and the higher levels, which take advantage of FiberSIM-generated design information, ply geometry, and flat patterns, allow fully automated and unmanned processing and nesting of laminate plies. This technology effectively turns the CAM element of the production process into a ‘black box’ solution, which can be tightly integrated into any existing production management software. VISTAGY and JETCAM will also work globally on a commercial level to ensure customer success and satisfaction when utilizing these applications together.
“We see this partnership as a natural progression from the development that has already taken place,” said Mike Weber, Managing Director of JETCAM International. “It will provide users with the most effective solution from conceptual stage all the way through to the final manufacturing processes.”
“As a result of our combined years of experience in aerospace and automotive composites, customers are already enjoying a seamless, accurate and open exchange of 3D data between our design and nesting applications,” said Steve Luby, president and CEO at VISTAGY, Inc. “Now, as we deepen and expand our cooperation and development efforts by adding JETCAM to the FiberSIM Technology Partner Program, organizations can be assured of a deeper level of integration and an improved user experience to streamline design, nesting and manufacturing processes.”
About JETCAM International
JETCAM International has been developing and distributing its JETCAM Expert range of CADCAM and nesting software since 1986. In use in over 70 countries worldwide, JETCAM Expert software supports virtually every CNC punching, laser, plasma, oxyfuel, routing, waterjet and flatbed cutting machine available today, allowing users to program any combination of CNC machines with a single CAM system. JETCAM products are available through a network of distributors and OEMs worldwide. Digital images are available upon request.
About VISTAGY, Inc.
VISTAGY, Inc. develops engineering software that provides specialized functionality to significantly improve the value of commercial 3D CAD systems. VISTAGY’s specialized engineering environments enable engineers to capture and communicate complete digital product definitions within CAD, thereby increasing productivity, improving the communication of product information throughout the product lifecycle, and allowing better-informed decision-making early in design. VISTAGY software is used throughout the world in the aerospace, automotive, marine, wind energy, medical, sporting goods, and transportation interiors industries. The company also offers training and consulting services.