White River Junction, VT, USA – December 12, 2018Concepts NREC, the world’s leading turbomachinery software, design, development, testing and manufacturing company, is proud to announce the release of version 8.7 of its Agile Engineering Design System®. The Agile Engineering Design System is a single environment of software modules for designing and manufacturing turbomachinery. The system seamlessly transfers data between modules and enables our customers to optimize their designs, based on the impact to cost, machining time, and performance.

 

The 8.7 release features new capabilities in every module, with a focus on making the software easier to use, faster, and more accurate. This release also expands the types of components that can be designed, optimized and manufactured. One of the new capabilities in v8.7 is the ability to design and model labyrinth seals in secondary flow passages as well as radial turbine twin scrolls. Another feature is the automated meshing and CFD solutions, in our FINE/Agile  product, have been extended to include virtually all geometry that AxCent® can generate. Our TurboOPT II link has been enhanced, allowing for the optimization of mechanical geometry, casing treatments, volutes and cooled turbine geometry. Version 8.7 also includes the first functionality to design and analyze impellers with hollow geometry, made possible by additive manufacturing.

Labyrinth seal_Axial Example

 

Version 8.7 of our CAM software, MAX-PAC, closes the gap between specialized CAM for turbomachinery and the capabilities of a general-purpose CAM package. Many general CAD features to create and analyze geometry inside of MAX-PAC have been added. Other upgrades include tool import from CAD models, new barrel cutter finishing options, and more flexible finishing strategies for impellers and blisks.

 

MAX-PAC Barrel Tool Upgrade for 2018

 

“Designing and manufacturing turbomachinery is an extremely complex process,” explains Dr. Peter Weitzman, President of Agile Engineering Software at Concepts NREC. “We have been working for decades to create a robust, integrated, full-featured software environment that gives our Customers a real competitive edge when designing their new products. We will showcase the new features in a Webinar on January 9, 2019, that people can register for on our website.

 

Version 8.7 is available for immediate download for users on active Agile Product Support (APS).

 

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