Quickstep uses Vistagy’s FiberSIM to design JSF aircraft

Engineering software provider Vistagy has announced the sale of FiberSIM software to Quickstep Technologies, a subsidiary of Quickstep Holdings, for use in manufacturing a variety of composite parts for the newest generation of the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF), the F-35 Lightning II.

Quickstep is using FiberSIM to simulate material draping, define flat patterns and generate data to drive its laser projection system during the manufacture of lower side skins, maintenance access panels, the F2 fuel tank cover and the in-board weapons bay doors.