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Dedicated to engineers who manage the design and fabrication of welded assemblies, Visual-Weld is a workflow-based software user interface for modelling welding-fabrication processes.

It reinforces ESI’s Welding Simulation Suite by facilitating fast and accurate distortion and weld quality virtual engineering at any stage of product design and manufacturing.

Visual-Weld helps reach a stress minimised welding assembly within tolerances at minimal cost.

Visual-Weld helps control component weld quality in terms of temperature, micro-structure and residual stresses.

It enables engineers to avoid problems such as backside temperature, stress corrosion cracking and crack initiation due to tensile stresses at the wrong place.

Engineers are also able to produce uniform stress distribution and uncover hot stress spots all over the design, due to the welding fabrication process that would have negative impact on the fatigue life.

ESI’s Welding Simulation Suite, with the complement of Visual-Weld dedicated user interface, offers the full set of welding engineering methodologies needed by designers, process planners and manufacturing practitioners.

Visual-Weld is the latest simulation tool developed within ESI’s Visual-Environment integrated and collaborative software environment, encompassing the complete workflow for realistic, physics-based Virtual Prototyping.

Coupled with Visual-Mesh and Visual-Viewer, pre- and post-processing modules of Visual-Environment, Visual-Weld addresses the Welding Engineer’s activities using a single data model, from interfacing to CAD formats, CAD cleanup, meshing, model setup and post-processing.

The latest release of ESI’s Visual-Environment version 6.0 includes all multi-physics involved in Welding Simulation.

ESI offers a fully industrialised collaborative software environment, including: Visual-Mesh, complete meshing tool that supports CAD import, 2D and 3D meshing and editing for linear and parabolic meshes; and Visual-Weld, dedicated workflow-based welding simulation interface that enables Single-Pass and Multi-Pass Welding simulations.

The complete workflow is represented with sequential and intuitive steps.

The setup requires the minimum amount of input and allows engineers to be fully operational within a few hours.

The Visual-Viewer, post-processing tool with advanced plotting utilities allows the display, synchronisation and animation of several computed physical quantities at the same time, and the comparison of result variants.

It is thus easy to identify and understand problems, and take the necessary actions to improve the welded design or its fabrication.

Visual-Environment version 6.0 release also includes general performance enhancements and notable updates of existing applications, all aiming at contributing to an increase in productivity and efficiency.

Animation speed and display operations are two times faster than the previous versions and memory usage has been optimised by 25 per cent.

The increase in animation speed enables faster multi-physics animations and results comparison.

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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