Today’s economic pressures are forcing organizations to innovate more in a faster time frame and to deliver robust and sustainable solutions from the first product release while keeping costs down. To succeed at these objectives, leading world-class companies are adopting engineering simulation to design, optimize, manufacture and test new products in the virtual, digital world before committing to production. This virtual approach — which was used initially for aerospace applications in which failures are not acceptable and physical tests are not always possible — has quickly spread across other industries, such as automotive, energy, electronics and now even healthcare, consumer products, and food processing. Numerous business studies confirm that engineering simulation adoption is leading to pervasive simulation — a world in which no new product design will be introduced without extensive numerical modeling to optimize and test it.
The increasing competitive and regulatory pressures in the food and beverage industry over the last decade hassled leading companies to take advantage of this powerful simulation paradigm. The virtual approach is being used to optimize manufacturing processes, improve existing designs and, now, develop completely new products faster and cheaper with more innovative features and more robust characteristics than any previous ones. ANSYS, Inc., an engineering simulation market leader, is fueling and driving this technological revolution. Engineering simulation tools and processes enable engineers worldwide to quickly realize product solutions that address emerging challenges, including sustainability, safety, energy, access to medical care and, in short, global prosperity and improvement of the human condition.
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