Hinowa Construction Equipment Selects MSC Apex to Accelerate the Design Process

MSC Apex Modeler will significantly reduce product development time compared to traditional methods

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — June 17, 2015MSC Software Corporation, a global leader in helping product manufacturers to advance their engineering methods with simulation software and services, today announced that Hinowa, an Italian company in the field of lifting equipment, earthmoving and tracked undercarriages, has chosen MSC Apex, the new simulation platform from MSC Software, to improve and optimize their products.

Hinowa has chosen MSC Apex Modeler to manage the process of creating finite element models from CAD, combining it with MSC Nastran for FEM analysis. With MSC Apex Modeler, the mid-surfacing extraction process in a CAD model can be completed in a very short time, to quickly arrive at an accurate FEM model in shell elements; furthermore the computational model is automatically updated based on changes in the CAD model, making even quicker checks on design changes. MSC Apex was chosen following a benchmark that highlighted speed and ease of use compared to other alternatives.

“MSC Apex will further improve our design process by significantly reducing product development time compared to more traditional design methods used so far,” says Zeno Poltronieri, Hinowa Technical Director. “Our customers face increasingly competitive markets and need a partner to support their product design initiatives. Hinowa intends to confirm its position as a technology pioneer and forerunner in new technologies, and that is the reason we selected MSC Apex.”

“MSC Software is a long-time engineering technology partner to companies who recognize the benefits of investing in research and development,” says Massimo Montenegro, Country Manager of MSC Software, Italy. “MSC Apex, in particular, thanks to its ease of use and innovative features designed to accelerate the CAD to mesh process, becomes a key factor in helping companies achieve business competitiveness.”

To learn more about MSC Apex or request a free trial, please visit www.mscapex.com

About Hinowa

Hinowa S.p.A. was founded in 1987 with a long history in the manufacturing of construction equipment. From the beginning, the goal was to develop machines on the rubber tracks, creating applications in various sectors including agriculture, gardening, plant engineering, construction, and the shipbuilding industry. Hinowa has rapidly grown while successfully maintaining pace with market developments as well as the creation of new ideas. For more information, please visit www.hinowa.com

About MSC Software

MSC Software is one of the ten original software companies and a global leader in helping product manufacturers to advance their engineering methods with simulation software and services. As a trusted partner, MSC Software helps companies improve quality, save time, and reduce costs associated with design and test of manufactured products. Academic institutions, researchers, and students employ MSC’s technology to expand individual knowledge as well as expand the horizon of simulation. MSC Software employs 1,100 professionals in 20 countries. For additional information about MSC Software’s products and services, please visit: www.mscsoftware.com

The MSC Software corporate logo, Simulating Reality, MSC Nastran, Adams, Actran, Digimat, Dytran, Easy5, Marc, Patran, MSC, MasterKey, MasterKey Plus, MaterialCenter, MSC Apex, SimDesigner, SimManager, and SimXpert are trademarks or registered trademarks of MSC Software Corporation and/or its subsidiaries in the United States and/or other countries. NASTRAN is a registered trademark of NASA.


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