White River Junction, VT, USA – December 5, 2017 — Concepts NREC, the world’s leading turbomachinery software, design, development, testing and manufacturing company is proud to announce the release of version 8.6 of its Agile Engineering Design System®. The Agile Engineering Design System is an integrated suite of Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) and Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) software, specialized for turbomachinery. This integrated system enables our customers to optimize their designs based on the impact to cost, machining time, and performance.
The new 8.6 release features pbPost™, a new pushbutton post-processing module that enables NUMECA International's FINE™/Turbo to be launched from within the AxCent® environment. It can also import the CFD results generated by FINE/Turbo back into the AxCent viewing environment. Another new feature is a recirculating casing treatment (RCT) for compressor range extension that is integrated throughout the entire design process from preliminary design through 3D geometry, grid generation, and flow solve.
Version 8.6 of our CAM module, MAX-PAC™, continues to deliver new features focused on making complex 5-axis programming simple, safe, and efficient. They include new virtual milling functionality that simulates material removal. Other enhanced features are more options for roughing, new plunge milling strategies for harder materials, and new options for high quality point and flank milled blades.
“We are extremely proud of this new release,” said Dr. Peter Weitzman, President of Agile Engineering Software at Concepts NREC. “Every year we raise the bar higher and deliver the functionality our customers require to rapidly design and manufacture the highest performing turbomachinery in their industry."
Version 8.6 is available immediately to users on active Agile Product Support (APS).