nCode Announces Significant New Adoption of ICE-flow Software Suite

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nCode International announced that the ICE-flow software suite has had a successful 2007; being adopted by a variety of companies and industries. ICE-flow customers now include automotive OEMs, aircraft, defense, rail, heavy engineering and component designers across Europe, the US and Asia.

We have seen real time savings in performing random vibration tests by using GlyphWorks Accelerated Testing and will now look forward to promoting the method both internally and in our supplier base

nCode International, a leading developer of data analysis software, data acquisition systems and durability solutions, today announced that the ICE-flow software suite has had a successful 2007; being adopted by a variety of companies and industries. ICE-flow customers now include automotive OEMs, aircraft, defense, rail, heavy engineering and component designers across Europe, the US and Asia.

"The ICE-flow family of products, which includes GlyphWorks, DesignLife, and Library, is providing productivity gains to a wide range of engineering applications. The response from the global market and our customers has been very positive," stated Jon Aldred, ICE-flow GlyphWorks Product Manager.

ICE-flow GlyphWorks data analysis software provides a graphical, process-oriented environment that enables engineers to rapidly extract useful information from vast amounts of measured data. Complete multi-step analysis processes can be easily created. GlyphWorks is widely used for applications such as data processing for durability and fatigue life prediction, noise and vibration analysis and accelerated testing.

ICE-flow DesignLife is the latest technology from nCode for finite element based fatigue and durability analysis - delivering virtual fatigue analysis. Built upon GlyphWorks, DesignLife provides a unique environment for integrating both test and CAE data. It delivers a broad range of fatigue technologies and applications including multi-axial strain-life, spot weld and seam weld analysis as well as vibration shaker test simulation.

ICE-flow Library is a web-based data management and automated analysis system for engineering test data. Library can store, manipulate and analyze terabytes of data. Library has been rapidly deployed in a wide range of applications in test departments, structural labs, engine test cell as well as corporate Road Load Data Systems and customer correlation applications. Library provides an environment where users can automate the analysis and collaborate seamlessly in the preparation, control and distribution of data, increasing the value of the data now and in the future.

"We have seen real time savings in performing random vibration tests by using GlyphWorks Accelerated Testing and will now look forward to promoting the method both internally and in our supplier base," said Dr. Yung-Li Lee, Senior Specialist, Stress Lab & Durability Chrysler LLC.

"Using GlyphWorks Accelerated Testing has enabled us to directly compare the fatigue damage and shock content of different vibration tests in a quantitative fashion. Furthermore, we can use it to clearly determine the safety margins between sign-off certification and installation on the production helicopter," said Trevor Walton, Principal Engineer for Dynamics, AgustaWestland.

"nCode's ICE-flow Library is well-suited to what we were looking for. It was easy to set-up and get going, and has made our work so much easier. For the last few months we've been processing the airframe data just as we hoped," said John Nelson, Aviation Management Specialist, U.S. Forest Service.

"nCode's software provides PSA Peugeot Citroën with an easy-to-use, standard solution powerful enough to process and manage over 800 gigabytes of data," said Jacques Mercier, Manager, Customer Usage
Synthesis Department, PSA Peugeot Citroen.

Other companies investing in nCode's ICE-flow software suite in 2007 include: Bombardier Transportation, Chengdu Aero Instruments, Ford Motor Company, GE Medical Systems Information Technologies, Honeywell, INSYS (Lockheed Martin UK), Lubrizol, Mercedes-Benz, Modine, Northrop Grumman, Opel, QinetiQ, Renault, SAIC , Siemens VAI, Tenneco, Tesla Motors, ThyssenKrupp, Toyota, Trelleborg, and ZF.

The next release of the software suite, ICE-flow 5.0, is planned for later this year. A preview of the software will be available at nCode's booth at the Automotive Testing Expo Europe - Stuttgart in May.

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