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How to define composites in MSC Apex

MSC Apex is the quick-to-learn, easy-to-use, intuitive Finite Element Modeller from MSC Software.

Defining and using laminate materials is part of the base license and uses a zone-based methodology for managing the stacking sequence.

The video demonstration is a short walk-through on how to go about applying laminate material (composite) properties to a mesh in MSC Apex, illustrating how a panel has its zones defined, and how you can interrogate a laminated model to understand the material definition.

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New Space … New Horizons

New Space – the commercial space industry driven by private organizations – is making giant leaps in space tourism, exploration and satellite technology. Europe, the USA, China, India and Israel are among the countries that stand to gain as innovative projects promise benefits such as insights into weather patterns and climate change, better communications networks, and geographical data analytics to help farmers improve crop yields.

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A New Year Begins …

All the team at Desktop Engineering would like to wish all our customers and suppliers best wishes and good fortune for the new year of 2021.

We’ve entered it again with similar lockdown constraints we all worked through 9 months ago. Looking back at that time there was considerable doubt and uncertainty over the outcome.

However, our team, along with support from our loyal customers, have worked through the challenges and arrived in this New Year with a remodelled way of working to meet these renewed constraints. 

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