Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Laminate Tools for Rhino


Anaglyph Ltd. recently announced Laminate Tools for Rhino. This new plug-in allows Rhino users to create draped plies and a basic layup from within Rhino, accessing Laminate Tools remotely.

Laminate Tools is a stand-alone Windows application that addresses the entire Geometry import-Design-Analysis-Check-Manufacture process of composites structural design. It can be viewed as a virtual manufacturing tool capable of creating a composite part before any commitment to hardware is made. It is a tool that links the various disciplines, communicates original data between all involved in the process and saves valuable team time. Laminate Tools also interfaces with FEA applications including  a recently added plug-in for Femap.

The software has the potential to reduce laminate iteration turnaround times and provide a more optimised design within tight deadlines and allows for more detailed results interrogation with ease.

Anaglyph has been developing composite design and analysis software tools for over 20 years and their products are used by large and small organisations in a wide range of industrial sectors including automotive, aerospace, sports and wind energy. A number of universities have also adopted them for teaching and research.

As a natural extension to Laminate Tools, Anaglyph has also developed PlyMatch, a technology used in the hand-layup manufacture of composite components, for the accurate positioning of plies. The seamless data flow between Design and shop floor guarantees a fast and accurate process.

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