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Lessons from Cyclitech: Designing Lightweight Bikes is a Fine Art and Composites Design Software Provides New Sculpting Tools

Posted On: 1/17/2017 HyperSizer Express puts powerful, user-friendly optimization tool in the hands of innovators in the bicycle industry—and beyond Image 1. HyperSizer Express analysis of composite ply count in a bike frame. Using computer software to support design ideas helps quickly prove out manufacturability, stiffness and durability at the lightest-possible weight. HAMPTON, Va. (January 17, 2017)—Bertram Stier owns three …

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Collier Research Becomes a Member of NASA’s Advanced Composites Consortium

Posted On: 1/5/2017 Design optimization software company joins a team of aerospace experts focused on reducing aircraft development and certification time and maintaining U.S. leadership in aviation manufacturing Image caption: NASA’s Advanced Composites Consortium members will plug their analysis tools into the HyperSizer Stress Framework for rapid airframe analysis (above) and design optimization of robotic automated fiber placement (AFP) manufactured …

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Automotive Design and Production – Software for Lightweighting Composite Parts

Posted On: 10/4/2016 Source: Automotive Design & Production, Lawrence S. Gould , Contributing Editor  Although this software has its genesis at NASA, a new version of HyperSizer helps automotive engineers create lightweight composite part designs. Terms such as “reduce weight,” “weight savings” and “minimum weight” are ingrained in the aircraft and aerospace industries.  Let’s face it: they build vehicles that …

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Machine Design – Express Software Simulates Aerospace-Grade Composite Parts

Posted on 4/7/2016 Source: Leah Scully | Machine Design Collier Research has released an Express version of its Hypersizer finite-element-analysis (FEA) software for developing high strength-to-weight ratio composite designs. Hypersizer Express includes the same margins of safety and material simulations as the Pro version. It incorporates a new interface to easily form efficient composite designs. Generally speaking, HyperSizer knows composites. …

Composites World – New Product Announcements

Composites design optimization software updated Posted on: 3/29/2016 Source: CompositesWorld Collier Research Corp. has introduced the newest version of its HyperSizer optimization software, called HyperSizer Express, which delivers key capabilities of the full professional version of HyperSizer in a user-friendly package aimed at the composites engineer. Author: Sara Black Collier Research Corp. (Newport News, VA, US) has introduced the newest …

Desktop Engineering – Editor’s Pick: HyperSizer Express

March 30, 2016 Source: Desktop Engineering Anthony J. Lockwood in Editor’s Pick of the Week Dear Desktop Engineering Reader: HyperSizer may sound like a big soft drink that former New York City Mayor Bloomberg wanted to ban. Ironically, in many ways it’s all about lightweighting. Composite and metallic structure designs to be exact. It’s huge in aerospace applications. Today’s Pick of the …

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Collier Research Releases HyperSizer Express

March 8, 2016 Source: TenLinks   Manufacturers in an ever-widening array of industries are discovering the versatility of composites for strong, lightweight designs. Whatever the application, for the most cost-efficient and highest performance use of these advanced materials, design optimization software is essential. HyperSizer Express helps composite engineers in many different industries optimize their designs. This user-friendly tool employs key …

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Product Design & Development – From Liftoff to Splashdown, HyperSizer Goes Deep Inside the Orion Crew Module Heat Shield

Tue, 10/21/2014 – 9:38am by James Ainsworth Source: Product Design & Development   Protected by the shell of its huge launch-rocket during blastoff, NASA’s Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV) must get back to earth on its own at mission’s end. The flight plan for this next-generation craft includes a dramatic ocean splashdown reminiscent of the Apollo program that predated the …

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Windpower Engineering – Hypersizer takes 23% weight off NASA heat shield. What could it do for a turbine blade?

October 13, 2014 Paul Dvorak Source: Windpower Engineering At the recent 2014 Composites and Advanced Materials Expo (CAMX) (previously SAMPE), Collier Research Corporation will demonstrate a key software program used to lightweight the heat shield of NASA’s Orion Multi-purpose Crew Vehicle—HyperSizer. NASA’s Orion team used information gathered from HyperSizer analyses to inform discussions that led to a 23% reduction of …

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Product Design & Development – Photos of the Day: Designing Bell Helicopter’s Next Gen Tiltrotor Fuselage

   December 16, 2015 Source: Product Design & Development   Courtesy Collier Research When announcing the completion of the Bell V-280 tiltrotor fuselage at a September press conference, Bell Helicopter leadership applauded the Bell Helicopter/Spirit AeroSystems team for a job well done, ahead of schedule and within budget. This event marked the culmination of a successful first-time collaboration between the …