With over 25 years of mechanical engineering experience, MSA provides complete product development support for small companies or startups to help them get their ideas to market. Its engineering services range from occasional consulting to full product design. In 1990, MSA was formed and its first project was to analyze the performance of large high-speed end mills for an aerospace company. Simulation has always been its core capability and one it continues to grow and expand. Design and simulation expertise spans a broad range of industries including aviation, locomotive, construction equipment, consumer products and electronics.
Simulation capabilities include a full range of linear static and nonlinear static analysis, dynamic analysis (impact), vibration analysis, thermal analysis (conduction, convection, radiation), and thermal analysis using CFD (electronics cooling). All analysis capabilities can be used for failure analysis of existing systems. MSA’s preferred tools are Onshape and SimScale. Other tools can be used as required.
MSA has experience with several applications, including fan blade and turbine blade static or frequency analysis, locomotive fuel tank rupture analysis, nonlinear dynamic, vacuum pump stand failure analysis, harmonic analysis, concrete finishing trowel structural analysis, linear and nonlinear static, copier scanner support analysis, linear static, thermal effects.Learn More
I have used a lot of simulation packages over the past 25 years, including Nastran, Ansys, SolidWorks, and a whole host of others. I have been using SimScale for about nine months now and it has become my goto simulation tool. It allows me to run models larger than I have ever conceived on my own workstation.
Mechanical Engineer at MSA