SimScale Reaches 10,000 Global Users on 3D Engineering Simulation Platform

Milestone Shows Fast Growth of Web-based Simulation Platform; SimScale Academic Program Already Creating Opportunities for more than 1,000 Students and Teachers

MUNICH — (BUSINESS WIRE) — January 21, 2015 — SimScale has reached a milestone of 10,000 users on its web-based 3D engineering simulation platform, the company revealed in an announcement today. SimScale also released the latest platform version, including new finite element analysis capabilities, multiple user interface improvements and several new online tutorials.

SimScale already has users from 190 countries. The users are engineers and designers simulating a wide range of products in various industries, using structural, fluid flow, thermal and acoustic simulation methods.

For example, Custom Machines is an engineering design consultancy in Ballarat, Australia, that specializes in machine design for a broad range of industries including mining, rolling stock, confectionery, agriculture and manufacturing. For their recent project, the SimScale platform was used to optimize the design of a custom-made load cell.

“We had some difficult design constraints on this project, including a short time-to-market, tight budget and complex mechanical loading to deal with,” said Ben Lewis, president at Custom Machines. “The powerful SimScale simulation platform enabled us to speed up our development process and gave us the insight we needed to optimize the design. The platform enabled us to test the product in a virtual environment without costly and time-consuming prototypes.”

“We are excited to have reached our first 10,000 users, and to help them solve complex design challenges using simulation. Over the past few months, we are seeing a real spike in demand for our web-based simulation platform,” said Tim Willeford, director of marketing at SimScale. “We want to put 3D engineering simulation in the hands of every engineer on the planet.”

To that end, SimScale also opened its platform recently to the academic community. The SimScale Academic Program provides free access and resources to students, professors, and researchers to learn, teach and use engineering simulation and related technologies – from anywhere, without needing to download software.

The first student contest is to create an impressive visualization screenshot, based on the SimScale tutorials, online part libraries or a student’s own project. Students will get first-hand insights into simulation technology, and in addition, the ten most impressive screenshot images will win attractive prizes. Details of the contest are available at

About SimScale

SimScale GmbH develops a novel web-based platform that drastically simplifies the access to numerical simulation. The company and its five founders – mechanical engineers, computer scientists and mathematicians – are driven to create a platform that revolutionizes the way Computer-Aided Engineering is done. SimScale encapsulates a broad range of simulation tools from fluid mechanics, structural mechanics and thermodynamics in a single user interface which can be tested free of charge on

After the development of the prototype, the first investment in SimScale was made by High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF), BayernKapital and a business angel consortium at the beginning of 2013. A new round of financing was announced in November 2014, led by Earlybird, a leading global venture capital firm, and including all the original investors.

More information about SimScale is available at, and read our latest blog post – “ SimScale Goes Back to School” – highlighting our SimScale Academic Program and Launch Contest. Follow SimScale on Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Facebook, and Xing.



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