Pro-active and strategic use of simulation tools often plays an exemplary role in the manufacturing business. Be it for general processes, FEM Material, and process forming simulation, manufacturers need accurate predictions to be able to adapt to the new trends and face customization and cost-related challenges. Amidst the new disruptive trends in the industry, the idea of manufacturing is also incomplete without solutions that are highly deployable in the changing IT, hardware and network setups and are mobile and cloud-ready. Transvalor addresses this need by creating a new pathway for efficiency and cost-effectiveness with its simulation solutions. The offerings are based on advanced analytics and industry 4.0 ready to help manufacturers achieve long-term production and manufacturing objectives.
With a strong foundational history in the research and deep association with the Center for Material Forming (CEMEF), a research center of prestigious MinesParisTech, Transvalor has a thorough specialization in the FEM material forming area. Since its inception in 1984, the company has been committed towards enabling scientific developments that have contributed in creating products with innovative functionalities to benefits customers in a continuum. Today, the firm has a worldwide recognition for its high performance simulation software offerings that cater to a vast variety of forming processes-FORGE®, COLDFORM®, THERCAST® , REM3D®, TRANSWELD® , and DIGIMU®.
These flagship offerings of Transvalor find applicability in delivering manufacturing intelligence across industries like aerospace, automotive, energy, medical as well as oil and gas. Bruno Castejon, the President and CEO of Transvalor Americas believes that the reason behind the versatility and vast functionality of these software in a myriad of manufacturing situations is its ability to get rid of trial and error scenarios in engineering processes. “With Transvalor solutions, engineers get their product right the first time. Besides, our solutions throw light on defects during the design phase to avoid wastages and oversights on the manufacturing floor or customers’ site,” says Castejon. “Also, the solutions provide comprehensive knowledge of ‘in-service’ attributes of a part through extensive micro-structure analysis and heat treatment processes simulations.” Lastly, these software aid users to have knowledge-based repository to protect and future-proof customers’ intellectual capacity.
Transvalor addresses areas in manufacturing processes that are beyond reach of its counterparts. “We are the most sought after providers of simulation software because of the accuracy of results and the 360 degree approach in simulation process wherein, the customers can get a full view of the manufacturing chain right from the raw material to the finished product,” beams Castejon. For instance, the Italy –based GIVA Corporation wanted to place 100,000-ton press for forging turbine wheels for power generation applications. The client had invested significantly in training and investigation of modelling techniques and laboratory categorization. After years of engagement and study to forge parts, observe concepts, and derive parameters for energy distribution and process mapping, they decided to implement PM tool with FEM code FORGE® of Transvalor to help predict the effects of forging process. The forge relied on advanced computer simulation that uses finite element analysis and CAD/CAM tools to determine the forging procedure as well as the physical characteristics, material usage and manufacturing costs. The simulation tool helped GIVA curb cost and time in bringing the product to market and also avoid retrials, issues and unstable areas in forging process.
Relentless innovation forms the credo of Transvalor and reason for its success. “We leverage our partnership with the CEMEF to bring in productivity in manufacturing through advanced findings such as numerical analysis in solving mechanical problems of fluids and solids, instrumentation, optimization methods, design and realization of prototypes and much more,” says Castejon. For the future, the company is working towards expanding the reach of its simulation offerings in niche areas like additive manufacturing, welding and steady state of incremental forming processes. Transvalor is also set to create new benchmarks by broadening its horizon to new verticals to simulate the complete industrial process.