A developer of industry-specific engineering software and services says wind-turbine manufacturer Nordex has purchased FiberSIM software to streamline its design-to-manufacturing process for composite wind-turbine blades. Nordex uses FiberSIM to develop detailed ply designs, accurate flat patterns, and manufacturing output, and complete documentation for the engineering release.
The software will let Nordex enhance the automation of its product development and optimize assembly glue gaps. Nordex says the software is a “powerful tool” for composite design and manufacturing when used within its Creo Elements/Pro (previously Pro/E) CAD program. FiberSIM works with the PTC Creo Elements/Pro, Dassault Systèmes CATIA, and Siemens NX programs.
“Transferring data between design and analysis can be extremely time-consuming,” said Hendrik Klein, chief designer in the Nordex Rotor Blade Division. “But during testing we recognized that if we had a design tool that had a seamless interface to our CAE analysis tools, it would let us significantly reduce the product development cycle.
“FiberSIM enhances the automation of our development processes, helps us improve blade quality, and alleviates time-consuming reworks in the factory.”