ESI And LAC/BIAM Establish Center For Advanced Composites In China

ESI Group, a supplier of digital simulation software for prototyping and manufacturing processes, in collaboration with the Beijing Institute of Aeronautical Materials and the National Key Laboratory of Advanced Composites, has established a joint simulation center for advanced composites in China.

BIAM, China's leading aerospace composites research and development institute, is one of the largest national institutions in the field of materials research and pilot-production, and is China's national resource for aeronautical materials and manufacturing technologies. LAC carries out applied research and engineering in advanced composite materials for national defense, aerospace, and economic growth. LAC/BIAM and ESI Group have established the Joint Simulation Center of Advanced Composites to support the strategic upgrade of the Chinese aerospace manufacturing industry from an analog to a digital base.

The Joint Simulation Center celebrated its first accomplishment with the demonstration of a national-level database for advanced composites which is jointly developed by academic institutes and aerospace enterprises and is financially supported by the Chinese government.

In addition, BIAM has selected the ESI Group's solutions for composites manufacturing and performance simulation — PAM-FORM, PAM-RTM and SYSPLY — for their research into composites. BIAM also cooperates with ESI ATE, the ESI Group's Chinese subsidiary, for vertical application development, and the development of a database of composites. As a partner, BIAM will continue to benefit from ESI Group's expertise in Simulation-Based Design, while at the same time offering excellent testing facilities to further improve the accuracy of composite simulation.

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