“Both companies have a business philosophy similar to ours: provide engineering and scientific meshing customers with a high level of technical expertise and personal interaction that foster long-term, mutually beneficial relationships. We are happy to have them both as part of our team.”
Applied CCM Canada, a partner with Applied CCM Pty. in Australia, was founded last year in Ottawa, Canada.
“Applied CCM Canada is excited to be the newest Pointwise international distributor,” said Dr. Chris Sideroff, principal director. “We believe Pointwise's technical features and customization capabilities are in alignment with our customers’ current and future vision of computational fluid dynamics (CFD). In addition to the cornerstone industries Canada is known for, it has been experiencing significant growth in sectors such as alternative energy, aerospace, astronautics, and biotechnology. Applied CCM Canada is recognizing the rapidly advancing needs of engineers in these fields by adding Pointwise to its portfolio.”
Applied CCM Canada offers development, support, training, and consultancy, for OpenFOAM®. Applied CCM is also the originator and main developer of Caelus, a fork of OpenFOAM designed to improve the user experience and give businesses confidence that open-source CFD solutions are an excellent alternative to commercial offerings.
KFour Metrics started in 2007, after principal partners Venkatesh and Shaila Chavaly sold their stake in Designtech Systems Pvt. Ltd. In 1994 they had started Krittika Software Pvt. Ltd., an engineering design company based in Hyderabad. It distributed SDRC (now Siemens-PLM) Artisan series and the NX series, along with offering CAD/CAE services to private and government organizations. In 2002 the company merged with Designtech Systems Pvt. Ltd. and became distributors of Altair products also.
KFour sought a partnership with Pointwise because “we did extensive research based on a few parameters, like technology demand in the markets, whether we can develop the skills internally to provide technical support to our customers, niche technology, culture of the company we plan to associate with, life span. We liked the fact that Pointwise has been in the CFD meshing business for the last 20 years. We liked the sales approach, evident on the Pointwise website,” Shaila Chavaly said. “We see a growing demand in India for CFD-related services and products.”
KFour specializes in defense and the aerospace industry. It believes analysis, design, implementation and evaluation “are the cornerstone of engineering. Our strategy has always been to focus on niche technologies. KFour Metrics is a result of this focus,” Shaila Chavaly said.
Pointwise, Inc. is solving the top problem facing computational fluid dynamics (CFD) today – reliably generating high-fidelity meshes. The company’s Pointwise software generates structured, unstructured and hybrid meshes; interfaces with CFD solvers, such as ANSYS FLUENT, STAR-CCM+, ANSYS CFX and OpenFOAM as well as many neutral formats, such as CGNS; runs on Windows (Intel and AMD), Linux (Intel and AMD), and Mac, and has a scripting language, Glyph, that can automate CFD meshing. Large manufacturing firms and research organizations worldwide rely on Pointwise as their complete CFD preprocessing solution.
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