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Design and Manufacture Higher Performance Turbomachinery in Less Time

 

White River Junction, VT, USA – June 11, 2021 — Concepts NREC is pleased to announce the release of version 2021.0 of the Agile Engineering Design System®.

The Agile Engineering Design System® is an integrated suite of software modules for Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) and Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) specialized for turbomachinery.

We are pleased to share that NASA's 2021 SBIR Program Phase I Selections include Dr. Dimitri Deserranno's proposal for an Integrated Brayton Cryocooler for LOx and LH2 Applications. Liquefaction of cryogenic propellant is a critical component of future exploration efforts, currently pursued within the Artemis program. Leveraging our existing Brayton cryocooler developments, we anticipate this program to lead to a significant increase in the cooling capacity of space-based cryocoolers. The increase in cooling capacity, combined with the integration of LOx and LH2 refrigeration capabilities, will allow NASA and its prime contractors to conduct ISRU and ZBO operations in orbit, on the moon and on Mars.

SAE Tech Briefs Product of the Month in February

Our integrated suite of software modules, the Agile Engineering Design System®, was featured as the SAE Tech Briefs Product of the Month in February. We appreciate the recognition and are proud of our team of developers as they continue to bring you new capabilities to design, optimize and manufacture turbomachinery components for best performance of rocket engine turbopumps, compressors, turbines and more.

Design and manufacture higher performance turbomachinery in less time

 

White River Junction, VT, USA – November 30, 2020

Concepts NREC is pleased to announce new releases of the Agile Engineering Design System® and OMNIS™/Agile.

 

The Agile Engineering Design System® is an integrated suite of software modules for Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) and Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) specialized for turbomachinery. New capabilities in every module make the software easier to learn and use, run faster, produce more accurate results, and expand the types of components that can be designed, optimized and manufactured. This enables our customers to optimize turbomachinery designs based on the impact to cost, machining time, and performance.

Machine Simulation is coming to MAX-PAC™!

 

Concepts NREC is pleased to announce that our next major release will support Machine Simulation. Our developers are hard at work putting the finishing touches on this powerful feature, with release planned for December 1, 2020. 

OMNIS 2020 Software Release

posted on September 21, 2020

The future of turbomachinery design is here!

 

Concepts NREC is happy to announce that the transition of our design tools to the OMNIS platform is well underway! AXIAL™, our axial turbine and compressor meanline design and analysis product, has already made the transition. In addition, much of the axial context of our flagship 3-D design product, AxCent®, has also been migrated to this new platform.

White River Junction, VT, USA – September 17, 2020 — Concepts NREC is pleased to announce that Jonathan Bicknell has rejoined the company as Product Manager for CAM Software.

 

Jonathan previously worked at Concepts NREC as a Design Engineer where he was responsible for the fluid dynamic design of centrifugal pumps and compressors using the Agile Engineering Design System® and spent some time in the UK as our European Sales Manager. During his time away from Concepts NREC, Jonathan worked at TurboCAM as General Manager and Technology Manager where he became an expert on machining of turbomachinery and led the company into many new business areas including additive manufacturing. Most recently, Jonathan worked at MachineMetrics as a Product Manager for their industry leading industrial IOT platform providing real time data on machining center operation.


Concepts NREC Expands to Meet Demand

posted on July 7, 2020

White River Junction, VT, USA – July 7, 2020

Concepts NREC is expanding its network of software and engineering solutions and sales support to meet the rapidly changing needs across industries and in several regions around the world. Recent growth steps include the addition of a European sales office, a CAM software partnership in Switzerland, and sales representation in Turkey.

 

Rifat Memis-1We are pleased to announce that Rifat Memis, European Sales Manager, is now established in Berlin, Germany. Rifat manages all sales initiatives and sales support in Europe, and can be reached directly at rmemis@conceptsnrec.com.


White River Junction, VT, USA – April 30, 2020

Under the terms of the new agreement, Concepts NREC will resell and support EUKLID GearCAM, the world’s leading software for generating 5-axis machining toolpaths for gears in the North American and Chinese markets.  Concepts NREC is involved in all aspects of turbomachinery design and manufacturing.  In almost all turbomachinery applications there is a gearbox involved in the system, so it is a logical place for Concepts NREC to extend its expertise.  5-axis machining of gears is very similar to machining of impellers and blisks so much of Concepts NREC’s existing expertise will be useful to customers manufacturing gears.  According to Peter Weitzman, President of Concepts NREC’s software division “After a detailed review of the EUKLID GearCAM software we found it to be very well done, and complementary to our MAX-PAC software.  We are looking forward to serving gear machining customers in the same way that we have been helping turbomachinery machining customers for decades”.