Aluminum-Shaping Equipment Supplier Selects SolidWorks

CONCORD, Mass.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Jan. 9, 2006— Cometal Engineering, a leading Italian manufacturer of aluminum extrusion and casting systems, has purchased 30 licenses of SolidWorks(R) 3D CAD software to improve the quality of its new equipment and shorten product design cycles.

Founded in 1980, Cometal Engineering has become an international leader in its field, selling superior extrusion presses, furnaces and thermal-treatment systems, hot shears, extrusion benches, cooling systems, handling systems, log-brushing machines, scrap-cutting equipment, and other products on five continents. Cometal heavily customizes products to meet each customer's unique needs. As a result, the company's technical office is an increasingly strategic resource, and design engineer productivity is paramount.

"We selected SolidWorks not only because of its proven capabilities in terms of productivity and ease of use, but also because of the excellent results we had already obtained using SolidWorks' COSMOS(R) analysis software to validate and verify machine components," said Roberto Albertoni, the technical director of Cometal Engineering. "Introducing SolidWorks, we are certain we will reduce design time and dramatically improve overall project quality - both very important considerations for a company that manufactures equipment with constantly changing characteristics."

Before choosing SolidWorks as its 3D CAD software standard, Cometal had been using COSMOSWorks(R) and COSMOSFloWorks(TM) design analysis software for several years to meet its fluid, thermal, and structural challenges - e.g., assessing fluid dynamics phenomena in furnaces and in cooling systems.

"Excelling at the international level requires a company to keep itself continuously up to date in the market and in the tools that can best advance its products," adds Michel Gros, vice president of SolidWorks Europe. "We're confident Cometal will experience the same international success with SolidWorks software that it has with our COSMOSWorks and COSMOSFloWorks analysis products."

Cometal works closely with authorized SolidWorks reseller Nuovamacut for ongoing training, implementation, and support.

About Cometal Engineering

Cometal Engineering was founded in 1980 and within five years had captured 40 percent of its market. Cometal Engineering exports more than 75 percent of its products abroad. Customers include the largest international groups, such as Alcoa, Alcan, Hydro, Sapa, Pechiney, and Alusuisse, as well as the most important independent extrusion companies, both in Italy and abroad. Since 2004, Cometal Engineering has been a part of the Cometal Trevisan S.p.A. group, combining its own skills with those of Trevisan, a leading firm in the sector consisting of equipment for surface treatment and finishing of extruded aluminum products. For more information, visit the company's web site at

Nuovamacut Automazione SpA

Based in Reggio Emilia, and with operating units in Brescia, Busto Arsizio (VA), Vicenza, Treviso, Castel San Pietro Terme (BO), Noceto (PR), and Rome, the company serves more than 5,000 businesses in Italy. It has sold and supported SolidWorks since 1996, and has been the primary SolidWorks VAR in Italy since 1999. With a focus on mechanical engineering, it offers innovative technological solutions from design to manufacturing, aimed at improving productivity and time to market. It operates predominantly in the sectors involving manufacturers of machine tools, power transmission equipment, oleodynamics, production offices, medical offices, electromechanical and electronic components, and press components. In particular, Nuovamacut 2 in Brescia provides technical and training support to Cometal and to the companies in Bergamo, Cremona, Mantova, Lecco, and Milano provinces. For more information, visit

About SolidWorks Corporation

SolidWorks Corporation, a Dassault Systemes S.A. (Nasdaq: DASTY, Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) company, develops and markets software for mechanical design, analysis, and product data management. It is the #1 supplier of 3D CAD software for the mainstream market. SolidWorks leads the market in number of users in production, customer satisfaction, and revenue. For the latest news, information, or a live online demonstration, visit the company's Web site ( or call 1-800-693-9000 (outside of North America, call +1-978-371-5000).

SolidWorks is a registered trademark of SolidWorks Corporation. COSMOS and COSMOSWorks are registered trademarks, and COSMOSFloWorks is a trademark of Structural Research and Analysis Corporation. Other brand and product names are trademarks of their respective owners. Copyright (c) 2006 SolidWorks Corporation.

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