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ISU Chemical Selects Intergraph for Plant Technical Data

Intergraph_logoHUNTSVILLE, AL, Mar 23, 2017 – Korean petrochemical company ISU Chemical Co., Ltd (ISU Chemical) has selected four Intergraph solutions to optimize the management of technical data quality on its Onsan and Ulsan plant sites.

ISU Chemical will deploy the suite of new technology – Intergraph Smart 3D, SmartPlant P&ID, SmartPlant Review and SmartPlant Enterprise for Owner Operators – in two phases by mid-2018. Phase one will involve laser scanning of the Onsan plant, using the Hexagon Leica ScanStation P30 to produce high-quality 3D “as built” data, as well as  piping and instrumentation (P&ID) conversion, 3D modelling and legacy data cleansing. Once this process is complete, the as built data will be loaded into a new SmartPlant-based data management system. Phase two will see this process repeated at the Ulsan plant.

“Intergraph’s solutions will improve the safe and efficient operation and maintenance of our facilities, as all up-to-date engineering data will be accessible and managed through a centralized SmartPlant-based system,” said Dongmin Kim, technical officer at ISU System, the system integrator division of ISU Chemical. “Additionally, we anticipate these solutions will help us to reduce field project work hours through the automatic generation of deliverables.”

Mattias Stenberg, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine president, said, “We are proud Intergraph’s solutions will be used to help ISU Chemical realize the benefits of optimized engineering data management, which include improved data quality and operational efficiency.”

Intergraph’s SmartPlant Enterprise offers a powerful portfolio of industry-leading, best-in-class design and data management solutions, enabling companies in the process, power, and marine industries to capture integrated engineering knowledge at the enterprise level for the competitive advantage needed in today’s and tomorrow’s market. SmartPlant Enterprise’s integrated suite of solutions enable proven productivity gains, improving engineering efficiency by up to 30 percent. This is why the majority of plants built worldwide are designed using Intergraph solutions.

Intergraph Technical User Forum (TUF) LinkedIn groups provide an online discussion forum for year-round networking between users. To learn more about Intergraph solutions and network with other Intergraph users, visit ppm.intergraph.com/technical-user-forums.

The ARC Advisory Group, a leading industry analyst firm, ranked Intergraph as the No. 1 overall worldwide provider of engineering solutions for plant design (process, power and marine), according to its “Engineering Design Tools for Plants & Infrastructure Global Market Research Study Market Analysis and Forecast Through 2020.

About ISU Chemical

ISU Chemical produces petrochemicals, specialized chemicals and lubricants used as raw materials for the manufacture of detergents. It is one of the world’s leading producers of linear alkyl benzene (LAB) and branched alkyl benzene (BAB). Headquartered in Seoul and established in 1969, the company aims to transform its manufacturing operations into smart factories by 2020, with big data, Internet of Things and virtual reality playing a key role.

For more information, visit www.isuchemical.com/eng.

About Intergraph Process, Power & Marine

Soon to be rebranded simply as Hexagon PPM, the Intergraph Process, Power & Marine division of Hexagon is the leading global provider of engineering software for the design, construction and operation of plants, ships and offshore facilities.

Process, Power & Marine is part of Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B; hexagon.com), a leading global provider of information technology solutions that drive productivity and quality across geospatial and industrial landscapes.

Master Electronics Adds Essentra Components to Line Card

master-electronics-logoSANTA MONICA, CA, Mar 23, 2017 – Master Electronics, a leading global distributor of electromechanical, interconnect and passive components, adds Essentra Components to their line card. Essentra Components manufactures small, essential components, such as protective plastic caps, workholding clamps, fasteners, handles & knobs and PCB hardware.

Supplier business development for Master’s, Shell Johnson, stated, “I am excited about the engagement as Essentra’s vast selection of components brings several new products to our line card.” Emphasizing one of Master Electronic’s CoreValues, ‘We are Dedicated & Loyal,’ Shell added, “This partnership highlights our constant dedication to becoming a vital resource for our customers.”

Paul Bancherau, Essentra’s distribution channel manager, added, “MasterElectronics is a top distributor in the electronics industry. The opportunity to enter into a strategic partnership and open the Essentra Components product line to Master Electronics was an obvious decision. Essentra Components will gain access to new market sectors while Master Electronics will expand their offering into their existing customer base. We are enthusiastic about the potential this new partnership has, look forward to furthering our collaboration.” 

About Master Electronics

Headquartered in Santa Monica, CA, Master Electronics is a leading authorized distributor of electronic components dedicated to stocking breadth of part numbers. Founded in 1967, Master Electronics has been supplying top quality components for industrial, military, medical, aerospace and consumer applications.Master is franchised for over 250 suppliers including world-class brands such as ebm-papst, Honeywell, ITT Cannon, Omron Electronics, Panasonic, and TE Connectivity.

For more information, visit www.masterelectronics.com.

About Essentra Components

As part of Essentra’s 2015 strategy, three companies: Alliance, Reid Supply, and Richco Inc. were joined to form Essentra Components America. This merger provided our customers with a vast selection of industrial components with regional distribution sites across America and an international network extending to Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific regions, including 42 principal manufacturing facilities, 64 sales and distribution operations and five research/development centers.Essentra Components offers over one billion parts stocked with fast same day shipping.

For more information, visit http://www.essentracomponents.com/en-us.

EDEM GPU Solver Engine Available on Rescale’s ScaleX Platform

Rescale_logoSAN FRANCISCO, CA, Mar 23, 2017 – Rescale and EDEM announced that the EDEM GPU solver engine is now available on Rescale’s ScaleX platform, a scalable, on-demand cloud platform for high-performance computing. The GPU solver, which was a highlight of the latest release of EDEM, enables performance increases from 2x to 10x compared to single-node, CPU-only runs.

EDEM offers Discrete Element Method (DEM) simulation software for virtual testing of equipment that processes bulk solid materials in the mining, construction, and other industrial sectors. EDEM software has been available on Rescale’s ScaleX platform since July 2016. Richard LaRoche, CEO of EDEM commented: “The introduction of the EDEM GPU solver has made a key impact on our customers’ productivity by enabling them to run larger simulations faster. Our partnership with Rescale means more users will be able to harness the power of the EDEM engine by accessing the market’s latest GPUs through Rescale’s cloud platform.”

The addition of an integrated GPU solver to Rescale gives users shorter time-to-answer and enables a deeper impact on design innovation. To Rescale, the addition of EDEM’s GPU solver also signals a strengthening partnership. “Rescale’s GPUs are the cutting edge of compute hardware, and EDEM is ahead of the curve in optimizing their software to leverage GPU capabilities. We are proud to be their partner of choice to bring this forward-thinking simulation solution to the cloud, bringing HPC within easy reach of engineers everywhere,” said Rescale CEO JorisPoort.

About EDEM

EDEM is the market-leading Discrete Element Method (DEM) software for bulk material simulation. EDEM software is used for ‘virtual testing’ of equipment that handles or processes bulk materials in the manufacturing of mining, construction, off-highway and agricultural machinery, as well as in the mining and process industries. Blue-chip companies around the world use EDEM to optimize equipment design, increase productivity, reduce costs of operations, shorten product development cycles and drive product innovation. In addition EDEM is used for research at over 200 academic institutions worldwide.

For more information, visit www.edemsimulation.com.

About Rescale

Rescale is the global leader for high-performance computing simulations and deep learning in the cloud. Trusted by the Global Fortune 500, Rescale empowers the world’s top scientists and engineers to develop the most innovative new products and perform groundbreaking research and development faster and at lower cost. Rescale’s ScaleX platform transforms traditional fixed IT resources into flexible hybrid, private, and public cloud resources – built on the largest and most powerful high-performance computing network in the world.

For more information on Rescale’s ScaleX platform, visit www.rescale.com.

MLC CAD Offers Markforged 3D Printers

mlc-cadAUSTIN, TX, Mar 23, 2017 – MLC CAD Systems has announced that Markforged 3D Printer products are now being sold and serviced by them. As a company dedicated to unbeatable service, customers can depend on MLC CAD Systems for end to end sales, support, education and materials on all Markforged printers. A full understanding of CAD design to part makes the alignment with Markforged a natural decision.

Markforged 3D printers offer a new range of materials like Carbon Fiber, Fiberglass, and Kevlar, in addition to Nylon. 3D printed parts with the Onyx and Mark lines, and the recently announced Metal X line, are remarkable in strength and stability. Last week, Markforged demonstrated the Onyx One as a finalist in the SXSW’s 20th Annual Interactive Innovation Awards.

MLC CAD Systems’ dedicated team will ensure the right printer is recommended for your business needs. Ensuring a seamless introduction process will help engineers and manufacturers quickly get up to speed on producing new possibilities.

MLC CAD Systems is proud to be an authorized reseller of Markforged 3D Printer products. For more information, please contact us at (800) 364-1652 or info@mlc-cad.com.

About Markforged

As one of the most well respected, innovative and rapidly growing 3D printing companies, the mission of Markforged is to provide its customers with high strength parts, built right the first time. In 2014, Markforged revolutionized 3D printing with the introduction of the world’s first carbon-fiber composite 3D printer. Today, Markforged’s lineup of innovative printers and their groundbreaking materials, along with Eiger cloud software, are making strong parts for thousands of customers in over 50 countries.

Markforged Industrial Strength 3D Printers produce mission-critical workhorse parts, that solve real problems for their customers, and realize structures never before possible.

For more information, visit https://markforged.com.

About MLC CAD Systems

Founded in 1982, MLC CAD Systems is a value-added-reseller of industry-leading solutions for conceptualization, design, analysis, validation, manufacturing, data publishing, data management and collaboration. The company’s experienced team of industry professionals offer real-world, hands-on expertise in implementing a wide variety of solutions, including the full suite of MASTERCAM software products, SOLIDWORKS software products, and 3D Systems’ and Markforged 3D printing technologies. In addition to software and hardware, MLC CAD Systems provides MASTERCAM and SOLIDWORKS training, MASTERCAM support and maintenance, SOLIDWORKS support and subscription services, 3D Systems and Markforged 3D printer support and repair, and installation/implementation/customization services.

With offices in Austin, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio, TX; Oklahoma City, Stillwater and Tulsa, OK; New Orleans, LA; Birmingham and Huntsville, AL; Jackson, MS; Atlanta, GA; Orlando, Ft. Lauderdale, Miami and Tampa, FL; Phoenix, AZ; Chattanooga and Nashville, TN; Kansas City, KS; Springfield, MO, Seattle/Tacoma, WA; and Saltillo, MX; MLC CAD Systems is one of the largest and most well-respected companies in CAD, CAM, CAE, PDM, PLM, and 3D printing industries.

For more information about MLC CAD Systems and to learn more about myMLCservices.com support offerings, please visit website www.mlc-cad.com.