Virfac® addresses the advanced simulation of welding processes, heat treatment, surface treatment, carburizing and other manufacturing processes.
GeonX is a high-tech start-up company specializing in virtual manufacturing which started its activities in 2012, following 10 years of research and development of virtual manufacturing activities in the research centre Cenaero. GeonX is developer of VIRTUAL FACTORY, or Virfac® software, which enables R&D and production engineers to accurately model their manufacturing processes (machining, welding, and heat treatment) in an intuitive, easy to use, production machine connected software environment.
Virfac® uses several solvers as computing engines depending on the accuracy level and physics to be modeled. Virfac® is written in C#, uses modern software architecture (Model-View-ViewModel) and implements the Parasolid® kernel of Siemens PLM. Its main computing engine, Morfeo, is a non-linear finite element solver capable of non-linear thermo-mechanical-metallurgical detailed modelling of manufacturing processes. Morfeo is fully parallel and works on shared and distributed memory machines. It embeds special functionality dedicated to welding, heat treatments and machining such as the Extended Finite Element method using level sets.
Virfac® is particularity suited for high fidelity results in complex industrial applications, including Automotive, Aerospace, Heavy Industry, Shipbuilding and Energy.