e-Xstream engineering, an MSC Software company is collaborating on a project with Hexcel Corp. HexMC is a Hexcel product made of long discontinuous carbon pre-impregnated fibers and was specifically developed for compression molding of structural parts with complex geometries. Hexcel has superior material and process expertise to generate the data needed to support e-Xstream in the development of next generation of long discontinuous fibre simulation. In this collaboration, e-Xstream will develop the Digimat platform to model the molding of HexMC material (Digimat-CM), HexMC behavior (Digimat-FE), and the performance of the structures made from HexMC (Digimat-RP). Hexcel and e-Xstream will also work closely together on the verification & validation of the software on actual parts.
“We’ve been working with Hexcel for more than 10 years. Today we are very proud to grow our partnership to support HexMC and help our customer to design and product HexMC structures,” says Roger A. Assaker, CEO of e-Xstream engineering.
“HexMC is an engineered molding compound that can be formed into high performance structures, if designed to leverage its unique features and attributes. We are extremely delighted to offer design tools developed by e-Xstream that can enable customers to realize the most from this performance material,” says Sanjeev Gaikwad, director of sales and marketing for Hexcel.