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Virtual solution enhances design of wind energy generators

UK-based wind energy company, Quietrevolution, has deployed virtual design solutions to enhance the design and manufacture of its wind energy generators. The company used Dassault Systèmes' Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution, CATIA, to design, engineer and manufacture its wind energy turbines.

Quietrevolution design manager Richard Kingsley said: 'Product development is at the heart of our work. In the short time that we have been using Dassault Systèmes' CATIA virtual design solution, it has significantly improved our ability to efficiently complete the design-to-manufacture processes of advanced structures.' Kingsley, who has experienced PLM at Lotus Cars, Proton, Ascari and Aston Martin, added: 'Dassault Systèmes PLM allows us to digitally design, sign off, investigate tooling feasibility, build products, and communicate 3D designs. CATIA is the industry standard among our supply chain and it allows us to exchange native files with partner companies leading to more efficient production processes.'

Mike Crow, director, Dassault Systèmes said: 'We are glad that Quietrevolution is utilising CATIA leading-edge virtual design solutions to be at the forefront of the wind energy industry. Using best practices developed in conjunction with leading manufacturers from other industries, wind turbine manufacturers can avoid costly trial and error in the real world and significantly reduce development cycle time.'


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