Breaking the rules

Formula 1 teams and the aerospace industry have been among the first to exploit the latest offering from Ingmar. Tube Expert is a virtual reality CAD package which the company says changes the ground rules for designers of tube layouts, allowing design origination, problem solving and prototyping of complex tube developments and fixture tooling to take place on screen. Tube Expert tests design possibilities, offers alternatives and guides the designer through a strategy which ensures correct bending procedures are applied.