ESI announces its PAM-DIEMAKER for CATIA V5 Roadshow 2010

FREE Seminar Series on Rapid Die Face Design in various locations worldwide

(PresseBox) (Rungis Cedex, ) Sheet metal forming simulation has become a powerful tool for the industry as it helps prevent and solve problems occurring during production. The new trend is to integrate the design stage into PLM/CAD systems and link directly from there to the simulation. This is where ESI contributes by offering PAM-DIEMAKER for CATIA V5, a rapid die design software directly integrated within the CATIA V5 environment.

ESI is launching its worldwide Rapid Die Face Design with PAM-DIEMAKER for CATIA V5 Roadshow on May 27, 2010 in Zamudio, Spain. This free roadshow is a series of CATIA V5 Embedded Die Design seminars designed for tool designers, manufacturing engineers, stamping simulation and CAE professionals, where participants will discover the benefits of the next generation die design software. The fullday seminar gives the opportunity to meet the experts and see how PAM-DIEMAKER for CATIA V5 can help save time and cost in die design, both in the feasibility stage and in the validation phase.

Indeed, the solution allows the noninterruption of the data flow between all die engineering as well as the maintenance of design iterations within the PLM (Product Lifecycle Management), while still delivering a fast connection to the simulation world for rapid feasibility assessments. Using PAMDIEMAKER for CATIA V5, tool designers are thus able to minimize their workload by implementing tool design and process knowledge, and by following the natural tool face design process. It also provides them guidance and support for part preparation, binder development and die addendum.

"The software tool PAM-DIEMAKER for CATIA V5 gave us the opportunity to perform all the steps of our work in a single environment during all phases of the development process," said Vladimir B. Ferreira Jr. ,Tech Center at Tower Automotive in Brazil. "This brought us more speed for our cost estimation analysis, with precise blank sizing and formability simulations. We are finally more competitive when we present an offer to our clients, having strong arguments with a quality guaranteed."

"For SEAT's Prototype Center of Development (CPD), the release of tools integrated into CATIA V5 such as PAM-DIEMAKER for CATIA V5, allows a rapid and accurate development of die design," said Javier Diaz Martinez, Manager of the Prototype Center of Development (CPD), SEAT S.A. "It is very valuable to be able to perform the appropriate geometrical changes and to have these evolutions simultaneously available for machining within CATIA. This represents a tremendous advantage in terms of productivity as well as for the final quality of our design, giving us the opportunity to perform our work in a common environment during all process phases."

SEAT's Prototype Center of Development (CPD), situated in the manufacturing plant of the Spanish company in Martorell (Barcelona) is considered one of the most innovative in the Spanish industry and is emblematic within the Volkswagen Group. It gathers in a single location all activities linked to the development of prototypes for virtual and physical phases, from preserial vehicles to serial analyses.

The Rapid Die Face Design with PAM-DIEMAKER for CATIA V5 Roadshow will take place in seven different locations over a 3month period:

- Bilbao, Spain on May 27, 2010
- Paris, France on June 9, 2010
- Milan, Italy on June 10, 2010
- Erfurt, Germany on June 24, 2010
- Beijing, China on June 30, 2010
- Shanghai, China on July 2, 2010
- Seoul, Korea on July 6, 2010

For registration & exact locations visit: www.esi-group.com/corporate/events/rapid-die-designroadshow- withpamdiemakerforcatiav5

"The integration of die design into PLM/CAD systems will change the way die design is done in the future. Apart from the obvious cost and time savings during die design, this will enable the data management and exchange by the host system - which is an important contribution to Endto-End Virtual Prototyping," said Martin Skrikerud, Die Design and Sheet Metal Forming Product Marketing Manager, ESI Group. "PAM-DIEMAKER for CATIA V5 helps our customers prepare for future challenges."

ESI Group

ESI is a pioneer and worldleading solution provider in virtual prototyping that takes into account the physics of materials. ESI has developed an extensive suite of coherent, industryoriented applications to realistically simulate a product's behavior during testing, to finetune manufacturing processes in accordance with desired product performance, and to evaluate the environment's impact on performance. ESI Group is listed in compartment C of NYSE Euronext Paris. For further information, visit www.esi-group.com.

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