Dassault Systèmes and National Composites Centre buddy up

Posted on 30 Mar 2012

The new £25m National Composites Centre in Bristol has signed a collaborative agreement with product lifecycle management and 3D design software firm Dassault Systèmes.

The National Composites Centre (NCC) at the Bristol & Bath Science Park has signed a partnership to create a collaborative environment to work on tomorrow’s advanced composites products with Dassault Systèmes’ Version 6 3D Experience platform.

As the first official associate member, Dassault Systèmes joins other companies and enterprising academics to develop new methods and technologies to become the UK’s hub for design and rapid manufacture of high quality composite products.

The NCC provides its members with a collaborative modeling and simulation environment based on Dassault Systèmes’ V6 solutions to develop innovative composites products in a neutral space, with unique design-to-manufacturing user experiences.

Peter Chivers, chief executive at the NCC, said, “With Version 6, Dassault Systèmes provides NCC with a complete, open and fully integrated design, simulation and virtual manufacturing 3D Experience system. Our mission in developing composite product manufacturing knowledge excellence will be greatly helped by Dassault Systèmes who will in return benefit from NCC’s industry knowledge.”

“We are proud to become an associate member of the National Composites Centre,” commented Philippe Laufer, vice president of R&D at Dassault Systèmes. “The NCC is critical to global composite industry development, and is an ideal partner for us. Building strong partnerships with leading composites academic institutions, research centers, and industry clusters worldwide is a key focus for Dassault Systèmes to remain at the leading edge of technological innovation.”