ESI Group

ESI is a pioneer and world-leading provider in Virtual Prototyping that takes into account the physics of materials. ESI boasts a unique know-how in Virtual Product Engineering, based on an integrated suite of coherent, industry-oriented applications. Addressing manufacturing industries, Virtual Product Engineering aims to replace physical prototypes by realistically simulating a product’s behaviour during testing, to fine-tune fabrication and assembly processes in accordance with desired product performance, and to evaluate the impact on product use under normal or accidental conditions.

ESI’s solutions fit into a single collaborative and open environment for End-to-End Virtual Prototyping. These solutions are delivered using the latest technologies, including immersive Virtual Reality, to bring products to life in 3D; helping customers make the right decisions throughout product development.

The company employs about 1200 high-level specialists worldwide covering more than 40 countries. ESI played a central role in developing and extending physics based simulation tools that resolve powder scale processes as well as work piece characteristics. The models were verified and validated by comparing results with material characterisation experiments and manufactured work piece shape and as-built residual stresses.

ESI integrated all tools into one tool: ESI-Additive Manufacturing.