Our strengths lie in managing to carry out our studies in record time and our ability to simplify our clients’ needs.
To illustrate this, we are able to reduce the study time on our clients’ ‘custom’ projects by a ratio of 20 in relation to the competition.
Our approach involves going back to the basics of the engineering culture by providing a response regarding the feasibility of the project using ‘classic’ tools (calculator, spreadsheet), before beginning finite element analysis.
Next, using tools like our OPHELIA, we design the stick model.
Finally, we carry out FEA calculations.
This is a tried and tested approach thanks to our feedback and it enables us to distinguish ourselves from the competition.


Design

We intervene before projects so as to bring our expertise into play among architects and other project developers. We offer a comprehensive design from specifications previously drawn up with our clients or a revamp of an existing design.

Our knowledge of materials and more especially composite materials, as well as manufacturing processes, will ensure realistic proposals in terms of mechanical resistance.

Design to cost: Our Design skills, coupled with our research department and our expert knowledge of manufacturing processes, ensure expertise that focuses on reducing production costs, whilst maintaining the optimum quality regarding any products developed.

In our approach, the designers use designs, sketches, 3D modelling tools and CAD to enable our clients to get some insight into the various opportunities available with their project and more readily validate the different options.


Engineering

We are design engineers specialised in mechanical engineering. Our expertise revolves around carrying out mechanical studies and the calculation of structures using finite element analysis to simulate the behaviour of products and processes. Structural calculation using finite element analysis simulates the behaviour of a part or structure subject to the stresses of its environment in the form of distortions-constraints.
Our studies make it possible to optimise the architecture of the model so as to make it comply with the specifications thanks to a compromise that is extremely effective in terms of cost/timeframe, especially when compared to the classic methodology regarding the trial-manufacture iteration of a prototype. We are also continually developing our tooling.
We formalise our studies through the drafting of detailed and clearly illustrated calculation notes.
Our expertise is widely recognised in the design and calculation of high performance structures in the domain of offshore racing, cruising as well as numerous industrial projects with high added-value composite: Renewable Energy (MRE, wind turbines), Marine industry, Aeronautics, Defence, Space…


Monitoring of refits

We maintain our expertise in the monitoring of refits thanks to a shared History with the manufacturing sites for projects of international dimension: Europe, USA, NZ, etc.
A refit is a complex operation, which puts the qualities of all those involved to the test.

Ensuring a fluid sequence of operations and respecting the technical plans and specifications are essential for carrying out the work properly and guaranteeing the end quality of the parts.

During this process, there are always unforeseen elements, which occasionally require some form of modification to the plans. Studies must also be completed to provide all the implementation plans within the allotted time.

Beyond our advisory mission, we also position ourselves as a partner to the yards with which we work. As a result, it is our role to deal with the multiple hazards, by adhering as much as possible to the obligations set out in the specifications, to the deadlines and to the scheduled costs detailed in the contract.


Plans

The multidisciplinarity of our teams enables us to monitor our projects to a point where we can provide a comprehensive detailed plan of the parts that we design and calculate.

These plans are used directly by yards and optimised to ensure that no modification is necessary during the manufacturing phases.


Testing

Standardised tests and Parts