Rescale, UI LABS to enable next-generation design for aerospace manufacturing

Rescale is collaborating with UI LABS, a Chicago-based innovation accelerator, that will increase efficiency and drive down costs in the design-to-manufacturing process across the supply chain, the company said.

Rescale will offer its cloud-based simulation tools within the Digital Manufacturing Commons (DMC), UI LABS´ open-source online platform for connecting original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and their suppliers. By integrating with the DMC, Rescale will enable users to simulate the physical performance of parts and run what-if scenarios and optimizations to meet specified goals.

Aerospace OEMs design and manufacture systems that incorporate thousands of supplied parts to make a highly-complex overall system. All these manufactured parts have specified design tolerances, or amounts that a dimension can vary, which lead to performance variation.

Collectively, the performance variations of multiple parts can impact the robustness of the whole system. To minimize potential problems, many parts may be designed with a higher tolerance, which increases the per-unit manufacturing cost. Not all design features are critical to performance, and this over-engineering may significantly increase cost for the complete system.

With a comprehensive library of computer-aided engineering (CAE) software and access to all the major high-performance computing (HPC) data centers worldwide, Rescale enables OEMs, their suppliers, and the DMC to realize the vision of a fast, innovative, collaborative, and secure design-to-manufacturing environment.

The DMC was designed as a collaboration tool for manufacturers, allowing distributed teams to share solutions within a common virtual workspace by linking people, data, and tools in a secure environment with protected intellectual property. It is currently in beta release.

Rescale is the global leader for high-performance computing simulations and deep learning in the cloud. Trusted by the Global Fortune 500, Rescale empowers the world´s top scientists and engineers to develop the most innovative new products and perform groundbreaking research and development faster and at lower cost. Rescale´s ScaleX platform transforms traditional fixed IT resources into flexible hybrid, private, and public cloud resources–built on the largest and most powerful high-performance computing network in the world.