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ESI Group has released Weld Planner software that enables the user to evaluate and control welding distortion engineering at the early stage of preliminary design and planning.

Weld Planner provides access to welding-induced distortion simulation for people unfamiliar with Finite Elements Simulation.

It includes fast generation or automatic finding of weld seams between parts; convenient definition of the welding sequence as a robot plan; typical industrial clamping conditions; and versatile possibilities for the visualisation of computed distortion.

‘Weld Planner enables the user to control welding distortion of complex welded designs in less than one day, and consequently make savings in experimental try-out loops and distortion repair cost,’ said Harald Porzner, ESI Group product manager.

The application is the result of many years of collaboration with Inpro, alongside companies such as Volkswagen, Daimler and Thyssenkrupp Technologies.

Weld Planner offers quick simulation response and the availability of a database, which are critical to successful simulation in the preliminary design phase.

ESI is a world-leading supplier and pioneer of digital simulation software
for prototyping and manufacturing processes that take into account the
physics of materials.

ESI has developed an extensive suite of coherent, industry-oriented
applications to realistically simulate a product’s behavior during testing,
to fine-tune manufacturing processes in accordance with desired product
performance, and to evaluate the environment’s impact on product
performance.

ESI’s products represent a unique collaborative and open environment for
Simulation-Based Design, enabling virtual prototypes to be improved in a
continuous and collaborative manner while eliminating the need for physical
prototypes during product development.

A scalable Simulation-Based Design solution to accelerate innovation

ESI’s End-to-End Virtual Prototyping solutions, including software and
services, allow to manage with remarkable efficiency the virtual prototyping
of industrial products from creation through to end development, to limit
its complexity and risks, resulting in the successful validation of real
prototypes “to get it right at the right time”.

The company employs over 750 high-level specialists worldwide covering more
than 30 countries.

ESI Group is listed in compartment C of NYSE Euronext Paris.

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