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Serapid adopts SIMSOLID for optimization

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Stage lifting platform with Serapid’s rigid chain technology. Source: Serapid

Serapid designs, manufactures and installs systems for transfer of heavy loads based on its unique “rigid chain” technology. Essentially a chain that can push, the technology consists of interlocking links that behave like a chain yet lock like a rigid bar, providing a telescopic actuation mechanism that is environmentally friendly and works in harsh environments. Serapid’s custom solutions range from individual components to turnkey stage systems, and encompass a variety of applications in industries as diverse as architecture, nuclear, medical technology, defense, automation, quick die change, engineering, manufacturing, theater and entertainment.

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Scissor lift analyzed with SIMSOLID. Source: Serapid

Bob Adams, engineering manager at Serapid, reports that he and his team just completed a successful evaluation and initial set of design studies using SIMSOLID, a new structural simulation tool that works directly on imported CAD geometry, eliminating the two most time-consuming and labor-intensive aspects of structural analysis: CAD geometry simplification and mesh preparation. As a result, Serapid is now in the process of implementing SIMSOLID to expand its use of simulation across all its product lines. Continue reading