(Sophia Antipolis, France)
Transvalor, which is HQed in Paris, France, has 30 years of experience in the field of models for metal forming, and has a close partnership with the prestigious French Research Centre for Material Forming of MINES ParisTech. Transvalor has around 70 employees – most of them with a PhD or an MSc in a relevant discipline – and a world-wide customer base of 350 engineering companies with sophisticated numerical simulations needs. For more information about Transvalor, see http://www.transvalor.com/.
When Transvalor in 2010 decided to replatform FORGE® from their existing 3D visualization interface for pre and post-processing, they wanted a GUI and visualization platform that could deliver extreme performance, both in terms of speed and support for large models (typically 1m+ finite elements), a simplified workflow and with inherent future-proofness (with support for cloud-based infrastructures and web-based collaboration). They also wanted something that could run on any HW, ranging from a simple workstation up to an HPC cluster, and on Windows as well as various Linux variants. Most importantly, they wanted to replatform from scratch. This was one giant leap and it had to be right, the first time.
Transvalor started the replatforming process internally in 2010 and decided to go for a pre-release using Ceetron 3D Components in 2012, and released Forge NxT v1.0 for general availability in June 2014. Disclaimer: In 2014 Transvalor took a minority ownership in Ceetron.
Business benefits of sourcing 3D visualization technology from Ceetron for Transvalor
“The strategic partnership with Ceetron has been a key element in Transvalor’s drive to take the leadership in metal forming simulation software worldwide.“