Concord, MA : SpaceClaim today announced that the Company has won a major OEM deal with Flow International Corporation (NASDAQ: FLOW) to provide 2D and 3D design capabilities within Flow’s market-leading, Ultrahigh-Pressure (UHP) Waterjet Cutting Products. Starting in the fall, 2009, Flow Waterjet equipment will offer SpaceClaim’s solutions integrated for customers that are machining high volume, short run or prototyping parts.
“In our desire to provide the most advanced 3D modeling capability to our customers, we evaluated either developing our own solution or partnering with experts in the 3D engineering software field,” said Michael Ruppenthal, Vice President of Global Product Management and Marketing, Flow International Corporation. “Our goal was a solution that would give our customers the maximum flexibility, be easy and fast to use, and would enable us to seamlessly integrate 3D direct modeling with our cutting products. SpaceClaim was the right solution and company to partner with, providing the precision our manufacturing customers require.”
Flow International Corporation is the world leader in the development and manufacture of UHP waterjet technology and commands nearly a 60 percent market share. The company’s core markets include aerospace, automotive, job and machine shops, paper, food, art and architecture, industrial cleaning, food processing and other specialty applications. Customers include firms such as Boeing, Airbus, Honda, Corning, Sandisk, and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.
“Manufacturing represents a strong market opportunity for SpaceClaim and working with Flow International Corporation is a great partnership for us,” said Rich Moore, SpaceClaim’s Vice President of Business Development. “Flow is very customer-focused and understands the value of adding 3D Direct Modeling capabilities that offer the flexibility to create new designs or edit existing models. They recognized that SpaceClaim’s technology was developed from the ground up to avoid constraints and therefore we can integrate quickly with Flow’s premier waterjet systems, shortening time-to-market and supporting Flow’s impressive competitive advantage.”
SpaceClaim’s 3D Direct Modeling solutions include SpaceClaim Engineer and SpaceClaim Style and represent the most significant advancement in 3D engineering in more than 10 years. These direct modelers enable engineers to work in 3D and engage in conceptual design, engineering analysis, and simulation-driven design.
SpaceClaim Engineer is a fast, simple, and powerful 3D direct modeler for top-down design, 3D layout, conceptual engineering, and model preparation for simulation and analysis. Unique capabilities include intuitive Pull, Move, Fill, and Combine tools for robust model editing, as well as straightforward 2D and cross-section modeling. SpaceClaim Style brings 3D solid modeling to industrial designers and product stylists and enables them to work collaboratively with their clients and the entire development team. With SpaceClaim Style, users get a rapid creation environment that enables flexible design capabilities and converts hand-drawn, 2D, and surface data to accurate solid models.
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