Welding distortion calculation of a train's car body
02 June 2015
: Virfac v1.3 offers now the possibility to compute welding distortions on extra large industrial components and mega structures within a very short time and using a regular computer. This is available in Virfac MEGA powered by JWeld. Please contact us would you like a live demo and more details.
Welding Simulation Now Offered Through the Altair Partner Alliance
19 May 2015
: GeonX S.A. has joined the Altair Partner Alliance (APA), bringing access to Virfac®, its welding simulation software, to HyperWorks® users. Virfac provides quality predictions for manufactured parts with the ability to improve product lifespan and design before any prototype is required.
GeonX has its first client in the shipbuilding sector !
11 May 2015
: GeonX is pleased and honored to announce DCNS (France) as a new customer. DCNS selected Virfac®, the Virtual Factory simulation software of GeonX, to address its advanced welding simulation challenges. DCNS represents the first client of GeonX in the shipbuilding sector.
VIRFAC v1.3 is released : a truckload of new features !
2 May 2015
: The new version of VIRFAC® (v1.3) is released and now available for the clients to download. Discover in exclusivity results from a new feature available in the released version. This simulation follows the distortions in a steel gear as it is quenched from 900°C to less than 300°C in five minutes. The material in the gear teeth is the first to cool down to the Martensite start temperature and transform to Martensite. The change in volume applies a stress on the inner parts that is still Austenite, and gives rise to distortions in this region. This is shown in the lower row of the figure, and is conspicuously absent in the upper row which represents a simulation that does not consider phase transformations.