Simpleware for NDE & Reverse Engineering

Industrial 3D Image Processing and Meshing Software 

Simpleware software enables 3D image processing and meshing software solutions for reconstructing and inspecting the internal features of manufactured components. Import and process data from CT, micro-CT, nano-CT, FIB-SEM and other modalities to visualize and reverse engineer components. Use powerful FE and CFD meshing software tools to export multi-part meshes for simulation. Reverse engineer parts and export NURBS for CAD, and calculate effective material properties from scanned samples.

Visualize and Inspect Image Data

Simpleware software includes a range of tools and filters for processing industrial image data.

  • Render 2D image stacks in 3D directly after import
  • Segment images using semi-automated and manual tools
  • Generate animations from your image data

Measure and Analyze your Data

Quantify industrial parts using intuitive measurement tools and a range of standard and user-defined statistics:

  • Measure pore and fracture dimensions, cracks...
  • Obtain centerline statistics
  • Quantify pore and delamination volumes, surface areas and total component porosity

Volume Mesh Generation

Proprietary meshing software algorithms can be used to generate computational models with conforming interfaces for the non destructive testing of materials, enabling analysis of defects, part durability, product performance and fluid-structure analysis in FE and CFD solvers.

  • Assign material properties
  • Define FE contact pairs, node sets, shells
  • Define CFD boundary conditions
  • Choice of meshing algorithms
  • Optimize mesh quality to specific metrics
  • Export NURBS for CAD and STL files for 3D printing
  • Reverse engineer legacy parts to better understand their functions

Calculate Effective Material Properties

The modules Simpleware SOLID (elastostatic properties), Simpleware FLOW (absolute permeability) and Simpleware LAPLACE (electrical conductivity/thermal conductivity, molecular diffusivity), enable calculation of effective material properties. Quantify scanned industrial parts with an easy-to-use software workflow.

  • Use full FE-based simulations with built-in solver or quick calculation of analytical bounds (SOLID, LAPLACE)
  • Reduce effects of boundary conditions
  • Visualize fields obtained from FE simulations
  • Export results as text and image files

Use Scripting to Automate Workflows

The software's functionality can be accessed using an integrated scripting interface, using Python and C# languages. Macro recording and a log history converter can also be used to automate steps, as well as using the scripting API to write and edit scripts. User-created plug-ins can be incorporated within the software to improve efficiency when processing image data.

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