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strong business case for composite manufacturers. BoMGen is a bill of material and
weight estimation generation module that is
specifically aimed at composite applications.
It integrates fully with CompoSIDE's design
tools so that, when changes are made to the
design, the cost and weight implications are
immediately reflected into the bill of materials. This is a unique and powerful tool that
is invaluable for any business dealing with
the development of composite applications.
When coupled with REPORTSpace, the
integrated reporting engine makes it possible
to create a wide range of internal and external
documentation, including production documents and a compelling business case for any
composite application.

A cost-effective,
secured web based solution
CompoSIDE has a secure web-based
Software as a Service (SaaS) delivery model
that was designed to facilitate greater flexibility, integration and collaboration. The
software can be securely accessed from
anywhere.
It also allows agile design workflows
because there is no limitation in terms of
number of users.
An entire design team alongside external
consultants and subcontractors can work on
a project within the same system and consistent data. This prevents the risk of data loss
and improves quality and control, as designers are not spending their time constantly
moving from application to application and
copying data between different software.
CompoSIDE secures all the data with redundant back-up system.
As a web-based solution, CompoSIDE can
be rapidly deployed and requires minimum
IT resources. It has a very low cost of ownership for SMEs but has the capacity to adapt
to larger companies. It requires no installation, nor update and is usage based. You
only have to think OPEX costs, not CAPEX.
Unlike many software programs, no powerful computer is required to run it.
CompoSIDE is available as a free trial version
for 30 days and in commercial subscription
packages, depending on the number of users
and data content, from USD350 per month
(USD3,500 per year) for 10 simultaneous
users, to USD1,000 per month (USD10,000

per year) for an unlimited
number of users.
Customised Enterprise
deployments can also be
arranged for organisations
with specific needs.

A bespoke solution
for 3A Composites
In November 2014, 3A
Composites Core Materials
and STRUCTeam
launched an innovative
structural design solution
that provides an instant
Fig. 2: Tsai Theory evaluation - weight scaling factor analysis
preliminary study of
motor and sailboats from
results. We are now seeking to demonstrate
25 to 70 feet. This solution provides a bill of
the commercial benefits with a project
materials and a weight estimate that comply
featuring a highly loaded structure that has
with both ISO 12215 Category A and ABS
weight and cost challenges in order to conguidelines. This enables boat builders and
firm the potential of this new approach."
designers to conduct rapid feasibility studies
The result will be lower material developthat reduce the cost and complexity of their
ment and qualification costs, a reduction in
new boat designs. In this solution, designers
preliminary and detailed design costs and
can choose composite technologies from 3A
improved quality. Composite products and
Composites' product range, such as glass or
carbon using an infusion process, balsa, PVC, applications can also benefit from faster
time to market.
PET and T10.
According to Professor Tsai's theory of
universal stiffness and strength for traceA collaboration with
based composite laminates, trace-normalised
Professor Stephen Tsai...
stiffness components for all modern carbonIn May 2015, CompoSIDE and Stanford
polymer composite laminates converge to
University's Professor Research Emeritus
nearly identical values. This universal stiffness
Stephen Tsai announced an industrial
means that linear scaling, such as that found
pilot project to further demonstrate the
in a homogenous material, can be applied to
benefits of Professor Tsai's innovative
the design. As a result, only a few simple tests
scaling approach to composite design
are required to characterise composite ma(largely described in previous issues of JEC
terials. This approach simplifies composite
Composites Magazine).
design to the extent that it becomes similar to
Using CompoSIDE's functionalities,
designing with aluminium.
Professor Tsai's team at Stanford and the
CompoSIDE team demonstrated that this
... and a partnership with another
new approach can be applied to 3D composite structures to develop composite designs
industrial company: Chomarat
At the end of September 2015, textile
within 2-3% accuracy margins without the
producer Chomarat and CompoSIDE anneed for extensive and costly modelling and
nounced they were working in partnership
material testing (figure 2). Professor Tsai
with Professor Tsai on his recent theory to
explains: "CompoSIDE is a unique solution
make composites easier to use, with cost and
that offers both the power and flexibility to
time savings in the design, modelling and
extensively validate our theory against traditional FE modelling for 3D composites struc- production stages. CompoSIDE is gaining
momentum. n
More information:
tures. The extensive evaluation performed by
www.composide.com
CompoSIDE shows that trace-based scaling
info@composide.com
models have a strong correlation with FE
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Cover
Edito
Point of view : Lamborghini
Contents
COMPANY & BUSINESS
In brief
Acquisition
Agenda of Events
APPLICATIONS
Sports & leisure
Sustainable construction
MARKET
Global
Europe
SPECIAL JEC WORLD 2016
Conferences
End-users
Automotive
Awards
Basalt
Engineering
Performing
Strategy
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
Joining
Testing
Impact resistance
TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATIONS
Wind
Software
Epoxy
Repair
Thermoplastic
Sandwich
Index
In the world
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #103 - March 2016 - Acquisition
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #103 - March 2016 - Agenda of Events
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #103 - March 2016 - Sports & leisure
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #103 - March 2016 - Sustainable construction
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #103 - March 2016 - Global
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #103 - March 2016 - Europe
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #103 - March 2016 - SPECIAL JEC WORLD 2016
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #103 - March 2016 - Conferences
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #103 - March 2016 - End-users
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #103 - March 2016 - Automotive
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #103 - March 2016 - Awards
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #103 - March 2016 - Engineering
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #103 - March 2016 - Strategy
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #103 - March 2016 - RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #103 - March 2016 - Testing
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #103 - March 2016 - Impact resistance
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #103 - March 2016 - Wind
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #103 - March 2016 - Software
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #103 - March 2016 - Epoxy
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #103 - March 2016 - Repair
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #103 - March 2016 - Thermoplastic
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #103 - March 2016 - Sandwich
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #103 - March 2016 - In the world
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