DEFENSE AND SPACE
Ansys | July 12, 2022
Ansys' industry-leading simulation solutions support digital transformation within the aerospace and defense industry by equipping civilian and military sectors to face unprecedented challenges with speed, agility, and predictive accuracy. At the upcoming Farnborough International Airshow from July 18-22 in Hampshire, England, Ansys will highlight how simulation enables innovative, cost-efficient, and smarter solutions.
Alongside nearly 1,500 exhibitors at Farnborough International Airshow, Ansys will illuminate how its comprehensive simulation portfolio propels the A&D industry forward in both fundamental and emerging areas of engineering, while reducing physical prototyping costs, design errors, and risk. Experts will demonstrate the benefits of simulation through safe and sustainable aviation, strategic defense capabilities, the future of passenger travel, next-generation space exploration, and workforce advancement with expert training and onboarding initiatives.
With physics-based software equipped for fluids, electronics, digital mission engineering, and more, A&D companies throughout the world use Ansys to engineer better, faster, and cleaner solutions from developing hypersonic defense technology and electromagnetic spectrum resilience to energy-efficient hydrogen propulsion systems.
"At Electroflight, Ansys' simulation enabled our engineers to optimize a 425kg battery pack to operate with 90% energy efficiency through structural analyses, thermal management, and best-choice materials selection. By integrating Ansys' multiphysics simulation solutions in this way, we continue to develop efficient and sustainable aircraft by balancing energy consumption, propulsion, and lift."
Douglas Campbell, technical director at Electroflight
Ansys' materials properties database and selection tools support efficiency by enabling the selection of sustainable materials from the start of design. In addition to physics-based simulation solutions, Ansys supports aviation cybersecurity through reliable embedded control software that helps ensure safe and secure aircraft systems and decreases the risk of cyberattacks.
"Ansys is propelling digital transformation across the A&D industry by providing top-tier solutions that include simulation tools, advanced solvers, and purpose-built simulation process and data management that address a vast range of needs, including embedded software and digital mission engineering applications," said Walt Hearn, vice president of global sales and customer excellence at Ansys. "We are honored to participate in the Farnborough International Airshow to exhibit Ansys' world-class solutions so that more organizations can benefit from our leading technologies."
When visionary companies need to know how their world-changing ideas will perform, they close the gap between design and reality with Ansys simulation. For more than 50 years, Ansys software has enabled innovators across industries to push boundaries by using the predictive power of simulation. From sustainable transportation to advanced semiconductors, from satellite systems to life-saving medical devices, the next great leaps in human advancement will be powered by Ansys.
Velo3D | August 05, 2022
Velo3D, Inc. a leading metal additive manufacturing technology company for mission-critical parts, announced StarHagen, a provider of high-quality production parts for aerospace companies, has joined the Velo3D Contract Manufacturer Network with the purchase of an end-to-end solution from the additive manufacturing technology company. The Sapphire printer acquired by the company is calibrated to print in Inconel 625, a nickel-based superalloy designed for high-strength, and to resist high temperatures and corrosion.
“Our team has extensive experience manufacturing high-value parts for aerospace applications and to maintain our leadership position in the industry we knew we needed an additive manufacturing solution. In our evaluation of offerings on the market we found that none could exceed the capabilities delivered by Velo3D. The company’s unique capability of printing parts with minimal supports and its extensive adoption within the aerospace industry—including with some of our existing customers—gives us the confidence that we will be successful with our deployment.”
Scott Anderson, StarHagen Managing Director
StarHagen specializes in manufacturing with extreme precision for prototype and production volume manufacturing. In addition to its new Sapphire printer, the company also operates a variety of CNC machines, including those capable of 4 and 5-axis machining, which will enable it to provide complete turn-key parts for its customers. StarHagen has extensive experience working with various exotic alloys, including those commonly used in aerospace applications like Inconel 625. The company is AS9100 certified, giving its customers the confidence in quality they require.
“While Velo3D provides many OEM customers with additive manufacturing technology for their in-house machine shops, many aerospace companies prefer to obtain finished parts from known and trusted contract manufacturers,” said Benny Buller, Velo3D CEO and Founder. “StarHagen’s extensive experience in delivering high quality parts for mission-critical aerospace applications makes the company a great candidate for a Sapphire printer.”
Headquartered in Mooresville, N.C. StarHagen will be the first Velo3D Contract Manufacturer Network located on the eastern U.S. coast. Charlotte’s manufacturing industry has already experienced broad adoption of additive manufacturing. The city is home to several additive manufacturing service bureaus, which help customers with part design and other services.
StarHagen selected Velo3D in part due to its ease-of-use. Once operational, Velo3D Sapphire printers can easily be monitored by operators like those experienced in traditional CNC machining.
Velo3D is a metal 3D printing technology company. 3D printing—also known as additive manufacturing (AM)—has a unique ability to improve the way high-value metal parts are built. However, legacy metal AM has been greatly limited in its capabilities since its invention almost 30 years ago. This has prevented the technology from being used to create the most valuable and impactful parts, restricting its use to specific niches where the limitations were acceptable.
Grupo Aeromexico | August 12, 2022
Pricefx, the global leader in cloud-native pricing software announced that Aeromexico, Mexico’s global airline and a leader in Latin American aviation, has selected Pricefx to help enhance its travel agency business analytics. Leveraging Pricefx’s award-winning AI technology, Aeromexico will implement Pricefx to evaluate agency performance and improve commission payment insights with future plans to design bespoke, front and back-end Agency commission plans. After the initial implementation, Aeromexico plans to broaden the use cases for Pricefx to other areas of its business to improve commercial performance.
“Technology is increasingly important to agency management and other areas of our airline. We are excited to partner with Pricefx on the development of a new sales analytics product for the airline industry, driving value in our critical travel agency segment. By leveraging Pricefx’s expertise, we believe we can strengthen Aeromexico’s commercial strategy with better execution and improved speed-to-market.”
Rastislav Martos, Senior Vice President of Revenue Management and Distribution for Aeromexico
With dozens of different fare possibilities combined with fare families and ancillaries for each itinerary, the airline industry’s public and private fares are complex to manage. With Pricefx, airlines can leverage technology to track return on investment from travel agency commission payments in a meaningful way. Additionally, the Pricefx solution can be used as a single platform for airlines to dynamically price cargo, loyalty points, ancillaries and corporate programs.
“The process of managing airline pricing can be dramatically improved with technology that provides critical data insights,” said Ronak Sheth, President & Chief Revenue Officer at Pricefx. “With Pricefx, Aeromexico will have best-in-class AI and analytics to improve its agency performance. This will be a major game changer and we are looking forward to working with Aeromexico to make it a reality.”
Aeromexico was recently interviewed about why they selected Pricefx and their implementation plans. The video interview is available on Pricefx’s YouTube channel.
About Grupo Aeromexico
Grupo Aeromexico, S.A.B. de C.V. is a holding company whose subsidiaries are engaged in commercial aviation in Mexico and the promotion of passenger loyalty programs. Aeromexico, Mexico’s global airline has its main hub at Mexico City International Airport. Its destinations network features the United States, Canada, Central America, South America, Asia, and Europe. The Group's operating fleet is comprised of Boeing 787 and 737 jet airliners and Embraer 190 models. Aeromexico is a founding member of the SkyTeam airline alliance, which celebrated its 21st anniversary, and serves 170 countries with its 18 SkyTeam airline partners. Aeromexico created and implemented a Health and Sanitization Management System (HSMS) to protect its customers and employees at all steps of its operations.
Pricefx is the global leader in SaaS pricing software, offering a comprehensive suite of solutions that are fast to implement, flexible to configure and customize, and friendly to learn and use. Based on cloud-native architecture, Pricefx delivers a complete price optimization and management platform that provides the industry’s fastest time-to-value and lowest total cost of ownership. Its innovative solution works for B2B and B2C enterprises of any size, in any industry, in any part of the world. Pricefx’s business model is entirely based on the satisfaction and loyalty of its customers. For enterprises facing pricing challenges, Pricefx is the cloud pricing optimization, management, and CPQ platform to dynamically Plan, Price and Profit.