The latest in turbomachinery news from Concepts NREC

Moving Beyond Traditional Turbomachinery Flow Paths and Shapes

By Dr. Peter Weitzman, President of Agile Engineering Software
Nov 3, 2022

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Agile Engineering Design System® v2023.0 New Software Releases

White River Junction, VT, USA – November 1 , 2022Concepts NREC is pleased to announce the latest release of the Agile Engineering Design System® v2023.0 software for Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) and Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) specialized for turbomachinery.


Software V2023.0 Release CAMThe new version of our MAX-PAC™ CAM software delivers new surface milling capabilities to build and mill arbitrary surfaces that are not part of the bladed configuration. MAX-PAC v2023.0 also includes the addition of a Stock Chain Manager which enables you to easily calculate an operation’s remaining stock and use the stock in other operations and in simulations. These changes allow shops that rely on MAX-PAC to use it for work beyond just the bladed components and minimize the time wasted developing toolpaths in other systems to merge with MAX-PAC.

Software V2023.0 Release CAE with labelConcepts NREC has improved all of our CAE codes with a focus on secondary flow paths including seals, swirl breaks and pump-out vanes. Automated optimization is now easier than ever with new improvements to TurboOpt II. Rocket engine designers now have new models for the impacts of secondary flows on performance and thrust as well as the ability to design stages that include both inducers and impellers.


Dr. Peter Weitzman, President of Agile Engineering Software commented “Users who upgrade to v2023.0 will find new capabilities that will make them more efficient and allow them to design and manufacture products that were not possible with earlier software.”

Version 2023.0 is available now for active Agile™ Product Support (APS) members to download. To schedule a live demo or request a trial license please contact

About Concepts NREC

For over 65 years, Concepts NREC has been a strategic partner to many of the world’s leading turbomachinery companies. We are the only company in the world that offers a complete in-house “Art to Part” solution from initial concept through design, manufacturing, testing and installation.

About the Agile Engineering Design System®

Concepts NREC’s Agile Engineering Design System® is a complementary suite of programs for Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) and Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) that covers the entire design process — from preliminary sizing through fluid dynamics and mechanical stress and vibration analysis. Final designs can be easily imported into our industry-leading CAM software, MAX-PAC™, to create efficient 5-axis machining strategies.

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