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ESI Group


About ESI

ESI Group is a leading innovator in Virtual Prototyping software and services. A specialist in material physics, ESI Group has developed a unique proficiency in helping industrial manufacturers replace physical prototypes by virtual ones, allowing them to virtually manufacture, test and pre-certify their future products. Coupled with latest-generation technologies, Virtual Prototyping is now anchored in the wider concept of the Product Performance Lifecycle (PPL), which addresses a products operational performance throughout its entire lifecycle, from launch to disposal. The creation of Hybrid Twins leveraging simulation, physics, and data analytics, enables manufacturers to deliver smarter products, particularly using connected objects, to predict their performance along product life cycle and to anticipate maintenance needs in the context of the transition to the factory of the future.


Celine Gallerne
Marketing Communications Manager - ESI GROUP
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Featured Solutions

Hybrid Twin™

Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) has historically focused on solving problems encountered in the design and use of products. We have then moved to a new paradigm in which we build virtual prototypes that allow us to anticipate design problems before they occur. This now opens the door to building a complete live virtual representation of the product – a Hybrid Twin™ – which can co-exist throughout the lifecycle of the actual product – from creation (manufacture), through operational life and to disposal. This can provide essential insights into both the design of the product and its overall quality.

ESI delivers Virtual Prototyping as the foundation for the Hybrid Twin™, synchronized through the Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data to receive real-life product feedback to maximize the longevity of a product through intelligent predictive maintenance.

Virtual Performance Solution

ESI’s flagship software is a unique solution allowing manufacturers to face emerging design challenges — including those related to lightweight, green, and autonomous vehicles — while avoiding over-engineering. It enables design and simulation engineers to test rapidly their innovations on virtual prototypes, rather than real ones. Virtual Performance Solution (VPS) also offers a distinctive approach, allowing the virtual testing of product performance across multiple domains using a single core model.

Virtual Integration Platform

CAE Engineers and Managers are continuously looking for solutions to integrate all their product engineering projects in a single user environment to manage them most efficiently. With Visual-Environment, ESI offers a common platform, addressing multiple simulation domains and is supported by a strong decision support system and trade of involving stakeholders along the supply chain.

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Featured Publications

ESI Extends the Virtual Engineering Environment

ESI Extends the Vision of the Virtual Prototype

Featured Products

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