Ansys Acquires Motor Design Limited
By adding Motor-CAD this will enable Ansys to expand its presence in electrification with electric machine design flow for machine design.
May 9, 2022
Ansys has acquired Motor Design Limited (MDL). The acquisition and resulting addition of MDL’s Motor-CAD to Ansys’ existing portfolio will strengthen Ansys’ electric machine design offerings. The two companies have partnered over the past 2 years.
Bringing Motor-CAD fully into the Ansys family of multiphysics analysis software products will enable Ansys customers to design and bring to market efficient electric machines leading to a more sustainable use of rare materials, Ansys reports.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition is not expected to have a material impact on Ansys' consolidated financial statements in 2022.
Ansys notes that combining Ansys solvers with MDL’s Motor-CAD into an end-to-end solution will enable customers to not only design more efficient electric machines but also apply them to more applications, which reduces environmental impact and cost for consumers, companies and governments.
The addition of Motor-CAD to Ansys’ electric machine solution will deliver upfront design capabilities to Ansys’ multiphysics analysis capabilities. From user interface to a combination of finite element solvers and analytical algorithms tuned specifically for solving electric machines to the motor specific post-processing capability, Motor-CAD was developed specifically for electric machine design. The product contains coupled electromagnetic, thermal and mechanical modelling capabilities—tuned for rapid design of electric machines across the full operating range.
“Motor-CAD is the leading electric machine design tool. Bringing its technology into the Ansys family of multiphysics analysis software solutions will allow us to deliver tighter integrations and seamless workflows for all aspects of electric machine design,” says Shane Emswiler, senior vice president of products at Ansys.
“MDL will deliver upfront design capabilities to Ansys’ industry-leading multiphysics analysis capabilities,” says James Goss, CEO of MDL. “Bringing this comprehensive solution to the market will transform how customers approach electric machine design.”
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.
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