Saratech, headquartered in California, USA, provides engineering and management solutions to customers in the aerospace, energy, oil and gas, ship building and automotive industries. Laramie, Wyoming, based Firehole says its Helius:MCT software enables the design of composite structures without the numerous expensive testing cycles traditionally deployed, allowing for a faster time-to-market and more reliable designs. Helius:MCT is an add-on for commercial CAE packages that delivers multi-scale modelling capability for unidirectional and woven fibre reinforced composite materials.

In addition to distributing the Helius product line, Firehole and Saratech plan a joint development of Firehole’s Helius:MCT for Siemens’ FEMAP® pre- and post-processor for computer aided engineering (CAE).

”The use of composites in product development and manufacturing has increased exponentially in the last few decades," says Saeed Paydarfar, CEO of Saratech. "The current CAD CAM tools by themselves are inadequate to address the needs of companies working with composite materials. Our partnership with Firehole Technologies allows Saratech to provide customers with advanced composites technology that will improve their products, reduce development costs and shorten time-to-market.”

“Saratech is Siemens PLM’s number 1 channel sales partner in the U.S. We look forward to providing their extensive customer base with our advanced composites analysis tools,” adds Firehole VP of Business Development Jason Gies.