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Plataine provides integrated solution that optimizes material utilization for composite structures

News International-French

26 Mar 2012

Total Product Optimization (TPO) and Siemens PLM Software’s Fibersim software solutions together optimize daily production, and run production simulations to streamline design and bidding processes

Plataine, a leading provider of production optimization solutions, announced that it has connected its Total Product Optimization (TPO) software with Fibersim™ software, the composites engineering software from Siemens PLM Software, to further enhance its end-to-end, engineering design and production optimization solution. Plataine is a partner of Siemens PLM Software, a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services. Fibersim has been developed by Vistagy, which was acquired by Siemens in December 2011, and is now the Specialized Engineering Software business segment within Siemens PLM Software.


The integrated solution will enable a two-way transfer of composite design and production information between engineering and manufacturing. Product design information created in Fibersim will be automatically and accurately included in TPO’s cut planning, nesting and inventory selection processes. This includes information such as ply geometry and layup order, fiber direction restrictions, material requirements and cutting restrictions. Similarly, the engineering team can now benefit from TPO’s accurate material utilization and costing information, and be able to run production simulations to support the design and bidding processes.


Fibersim is the world’s leading software for composites engineering, used by numerous top manufacturers in the aerospace, automotive, marine, and wind energy industries. The Fibersim suite of software supports all of the unique and complex design and manufacturing methodologies necessary to engineer innovative, durable, and lightweight composite products and parts. It's also the only comprehensive software suite that addresses the entire composites engineering process—from conception, laminate definition, and ply creation through  simulation, documentation, and manufacturing. Fibersim is integrated into the leading commercial 3D CAD systems, including NX™ software. CATIA® V4, CATIA® V5, and Creo™ Parametric, to help capture a complete digital composite product definition. And Fibersim goes beyond CAD to create a customized environment that enables you to 'work how you think' when designing innovative products that create a competitive advantage.