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Romax Technology enters global agreement with Rolls-Royce plc to optimize aircraft engine development

Romax Technology, a leading global provider of software and services for design and optimization of gearbox, bearing and driveline systems, signed a global supply agreement with Rolls-Royce plc to help the aircraft engine maker advance its product design and development processes.

Use of RomaxDESIGNER to develop designs, working with other CAD and finite element applications throughout the design and development process. Source: Romax Technology

Building on Romax’s longstanding relationship with Rolls-Royce, which dates to 1996, the new agreement will provide Rolls-Royce’s facilities in the U.K., Germany and the U.S. with advanced engineering software and consultancy services to help improve design and development processes for both existing and next-generation aircraft engines.

Romax Global VP for Aerospace Younsu Park commented, “At Romax we have a trusted track record when it comes to understanding and developing technologies which can optimize the design process. This is an incredibly exciting time for our aerospace business. We are providing Rolls-Royce with our world-class solutions to enable faster, more accurately and cost-effectively designed aero engines.”

Romax software solutions support and improve the end-to-end engineering design and optimization of gearbox, bearing and driveline systems. Major manufacturers increasingly use the company’s software as the backbone for their entire transmission design and analysis process. Romax says its know-how, coupled with its software suite, offers customers smarter ways to analyze, design and optimize gearboxes, bearings and drivetrains.

See also Comet & EASA partner with Romax to appify & democratize drivetrain & gearbox CAE.

Design space exploration: Institutionalizing the practice

EVENT NOTICE—If you’re in the Detroit area, join Noesis Solutions’ free seminar April 9 on Innovations in Process Integration & Design Optimization. You’ll hear three perspectives on how this technology can help you streamline your simulation processes and identify benchmark product designs in less time, including a presentation by me on Innovative Uses of Optimization for Engineering Design Problems. Event and registration information here.

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Achieving institutional adoption of design space exploration, design optimization and process integration is a crucial goal for engineering organizations working to establish these as strategic competencies, not just tactical. Too often implemented at only the department or workgroup level, the technologies and their attendant work processes need to be recognized and given backing as enterprise capabilities to have their greatest impact on engineering’s ability to advance corporate strategic objectives. [See also Design space exploration: Justifying the investment.] Continue reading

Design space exploration: Justifying the investment

The foundational business value of design space exploration is the ability it confers on engineering teams and organizations to gain more complete, higher-fidelity visibility into product performance earlier in project schedules than was possible or practicable with older technologies and approaches. In essence, it does this by enabling more efficient, effective and revealing application of simulation, analysis and digital prototyping assets—tools, expertise, methods, work processes—to the perennial business drivers for any organization’s investments in those assets:

  • To become more competitive by gaining increased capability to explore, create and innovate.
  • To apply that capability to create better performing products.
  • To improve product quality and reliability—yielding expanded opportunity and customer appeal at the same time as lowered warranty expenses, liability exposure and lifecycle costs.
  • To control or, better yet, reduce product development schedules and budgets by supplanting costly, time-intensive physical testing with digital prototyping.

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