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We have been leaders in providing Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Explicit Analysis solutions for over 18 years. CADFEM UK CAE Ltd.'s continued success is based on an extremely satisfied client portfolio who stay with us year on year and actively pursue our technical knowledge, know-how and service.

 

CADFEM UK CAE Ltd.'s quick and knowledgeable response to the initial enquiry gave Bridon the confidence to place an order for the Finite Element Analysis.
Stuart Hallam - Technical Manager of Cable Products
Bridon International
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Once again CADFEM UK CAE Ltd. demonstrates that a Finite Element (FE) model can do a better job of crash simulation than building and destroying actual hardware.
Ken Whittaker
Ken Whittaker Engineering
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Personally I would now be prepared to use Finite Element Analysis (FEA) at the outset of any future project, rather than go through endless cycles of prototyping and testing.
Russ Challis, Design Engineer
W T Henley
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The analysis provided us with an accurate representation of the behaviour and stresses of the expansion joint during operation. This enabled us to reduce material cost, weight and perform minor modifications prior to manufacturing.
Nadeem Nuruddin - Project Engineer
Senior Flexonics
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Working with CADFEM UK CAE Ltd. has enabled us to complete a complex and detailed analysis which met the design criteria. We have used CADFEM UK CAE Ltd. on a number of occasions over the last six years, and have always been pleased with the response and performance of CADFEM UK CAE Ltd.. We have always been confident with the output received from CADFEM UK CAE Ltd. which gives credibility to our designs.
Rupert Knowles
Hayward Tyler
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The report was well received by both AMEC and our client. The FEA analysis provided assurance to both the client and AMEC that any unexpected overpressure within the tank would not result in the loss of condensate inventory. Based on the report findings, a decision was reached within the project that no further construction work was required on the tank roof joints to improve the roof frangibility.
Alan Hopgood
AMEC
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CADFEM UK CAE Ltd. were given a number of criteria which were essential for the successful operation of the system. The thoroughness with which they approached this task was without doubt professional and their capability in applying the ANSYS software impressive. This task would have been both cumbersome and virtually impossible if done without this software. Time and money well spent.
Eddy Perk - Managing Director
Piper Test & Measurement
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We find it extremely useful to have access to CADFEM UK CAE Ltd.’s FEA team as they have a vast amount of experience in using the software. It is very reassuring knowing that they are there if we need help in developing a model. Often it is just useful to speak to someone before we embark on a design because by talking it through with the CADFEM UK CAE Ltd. team we are able to avoid potential problems and often we are able to provide a more efficient analysis.
Patrick Goudkil
DGA
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CADFEM UK CAE Ltd. have been able to provide NOVA with a consistently high quality service providing a quick turnaround for the analyses they have carried out. Our satisfaction with the results and service provided by CADFEM UK CAE Ltd. has ensured our return custom time and time again.
Simon Parry
Nova Design
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We rely on CADFEM UK CAE Ltd. to produce practical and robust engineering solutions when our designs go beyond the realms of hand calculations, they produce an excellent finished engineering package which gives credibility to our designs and products. Whittaker Engineering have been working with CADFEM UK CAE Ltd. for many years and they are a pleasure to work with.
Ken Whittaker
Ken Whittaker Engineering
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CADFEM UK CAE Ltd. gave us the confidence we needed to proceed. Before spending too much money, I wanted to know whether the electronics would survive [the impact]. Golf balls are compressed by 1/3 of their diameter and see peak instantaneous accelerations of almost 30,000 G. It was entirely possible that under these forces the layer ceramic core, the chipsets, or the small pieces of glass-like silicon used in the timing circuits would shatter. Although later designs pulled everything into a spherical polycarbonate core, these early tests were key to understanding whether we were heading down the right path in terms of materials.
Iain McCreary - Then Managing Director
HBL Ltd
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We contacted CADFEM UK CAE Ltd. when we experienced problems testing a new design of Metal Seal. We were very grateful for the speed of their response and their helpful and professional attitude. The results that they provided assisted in the “fine-tuning” of the design of the seal and greatly contributed to the success of the project. Subsequent testing of the seal provided results that correlated very closely with the calculated figures. The Metal Seal is now incorporated into our range of Rotary Gate Valves.
John Drew - Engineering Manger
LB Bentley
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The speed of the response, the helpful and professional attitude shown by CADFEM UK CAE Ltd. on this project was extremely appreciated by ourselves and our client. The results that were produced by performing this analysis saved months of physical testing to ‘fine-tune’ the design in order to satisfy the needs of our client. Subsequent testing utilising strain gauges provided results that correlated very closely with the analysis.
Jamie Walker - Expro Design Engineer
Expro
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Following on from this study, and working with CADFEM UK CAE Ltd., a number of our own engineers have been able to do further comparisons of a new design against an existing product in various loading conditions. This has rapidly allowed us to get a good indication of the performance of the product before testing.
James Brooks - senior Mechanical Design Engineer
DePuy
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Having prototyped the product and had it fail several times over, we were impressed by the initial studies by CADFEM UK CAE Ltd. these confirmed our own in house results. This provided us with a high degree of confidence in their final design proposals. They quickened our development time by eliminating further expensive modelling, prototyping and testing phases of the project. And once the design parameters were confirmed it gave us the platform to consider using alternative materials should, for any reason, Nylon 66 fail long term fatigue testing.
Russ Challis, Design Engineer
W T Henley
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CADFEM UK CAE Ltd.'s macro allowed us to quickly and consistently replicate physical testing which would normally have taken weeks to undertake in our labs. In addition it permitted us to gain detailed information on stress and deflection which can be difficult to detect in physical tests. The macro has proved an invaluable tool in the comparison and validation of new implant designs as well as proving a highly effective learning aid for our core team of FEA users.” She continues. "The results achieved using CADFEM UK CAE Ltd.'s analysis method closely correlated to the results of those physical tests previously undertaken in our labs. This validation has allowed us to extend the application of this methodology to the evaluation of a range of new implant designs, providing feedback accurately and in a short timeframe.
Fiona Haig - Mechanical Design Engineer
DePuy
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Our new design had to withstand the same possible failure mode plus another failure mode which had not been previously accounted for. The solution was impossible to load test safely and difficult to analyse precisely by conventional hand calculations but CADFEM UK CAE Ltd., in their usual friendly and knowledgeable way, worked with us until we were able to produce an engineering package which was acceptable to the Ship's certifying authorities; we manufactured and installed the eight new chain gypsies and they are currently in service in the North Sea.
Ken Whittaker
Ken Whittaker Engineering
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CADFEM UK CAE Ltd. have helped Capoco particularly with the more complex issues of the plastic, nonlinear FE analyses. However, the benefits we have had from our co-operation with CADFEM UK CAE Ltd., over the years, are more than the straightforward support with ANSYS and FEA projects. Our relationship with the founders of CADFEM UK CAE Ltd., Dave Ellis and Steve Varnam, go back to the late 1980's when this area was covered by Strucom. It is this degree of constancy that we value in our relationship with CADFEM UK CAE Ltd.. We have consulted them on the deeper issues of operating systems, model geometry generation and hardware.
Capoco Design Ltd
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The final report, being presented two weeks from instigation of the work, was professionally presented and enabled Bridon to issue it direct to our customer with the addition of a very simple preface,” adds Hallam. “This report has now been fully accepted by both our customer and third party checking agency, allowing casting of the components to commence within the time frame set by the project team.
Bridon International
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The product will provide an extremely safe and fully insulated tool. It eliminates any risk, no matter how small, of accidents during installation of break/make connectors.
Russ Challis, the Design Engineer
W T Henley
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CADFEM UK CAE Ltd. was recommended to Bridon by a supplier who could not commit to the fast-track time limits set by our customer for this project.
Stuart Hallam - Technical Manager of Cable Products
Bridon International
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The analysis methodology, which has been proven with this work, will allow us to analyse the design changes that we make to our aircraft and hence assist us in obtaining CAA & FAA certification for these changes.
Alistair Macartney - Head of Structural Engineering
Britten-Norman
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