VISTAGY Partners with 3T to Provide Innovative Composite Bicycle Components
Top Bicycle Components Manufacturer Selects FiberSIM® Software to Gain the Same Edge VISTAGY Delivers to Leading Aerospace and Auto Racing Companies
WALTHAM, MA, (USA), May 14, 2008 — VISTAGY, Inc., a leading global provider of specialized engineering software, today announced a technical partnership with 3T, one of the foremost names in Italian cycling. 3T will use VISTAGY’s FiberSIM® software to design, manufacture and optimize the composite components it produces for professional and amateur cyclists. The partnership will provide VISTAGY with valuable insight and experience so it can become an enabling technology in the bicycle components market.
“FiberSIM is the best technology available to engineer composite products, and we believe that’s what it takes to produce safety-critical components for world-class athletes,” said Rene Wiertz, president and CEO of 3T. “Our partnership with VISTAGY is further evidence of our commitment to invest in engineering and become the best-in-class component supplier for the bicycle industry.”
3T has entirely renewed its model line—which currently includes stems, drop bars, aero bars, forks and seat posts—to take advantage of the unique properties of composite materials. 3T is investing in the people and tools necessary to design outstanding cycle components, realized with state-of-the-art composite engineering made possible by FiberSIM.
“3T is introducing the same standards of professional engineering to cycling that now exist in aerospace and race car design,” said Richard McAinsh, 3T’s technical director. “FiberSIM is critical to that effort and is a key component of our product development platform, which also consists of leading computer-aided-design (CAD) and finite element analysis (FEA) software. These three systems working together give us greater control over manufacturing, significantly increased product quality and reduced time-to-market. We believe this is the new standard for engineering cycle components, and we look forward to working with our colleagues at VISTAGY to raise the bar still further.”
“We’re pleased to have the opportunity to partner with a leading manufacturer of bicycle components,” said Steve Luby, president and CEO of VISTAGY. “It will give us a foothold in an exciting new market and enable us to help 3T deliver products of unprecedented quality and sophistication to cycling professionals and enthusiasts.”
About the New 3T
3T is a venerable name in Italian cycling. Since 1961 many of the great champions have put their trust in 3T handlebars and handlebar extensions. The re-launch of the 3T brand in 2007 has brought major new investment in advanced design and engineering. 3T renewed its entire product range to provide world-class racers with high-performance cycle components that meet and exceed all of their demands. The company’s goal is to offer the ultimate performance, together with an unwavering focus on safety and a love of elegant form that has characterized 3T since its distinctive shield first appeared on racing cycles. For more information, contact 3T in Madone, Italy, at +39 035 499 3911 or visit
About VISTAGY, Inc.
VISTAGY, Inc. develops engineering software that provides specialized functionality to significantly improve the value of commercial 3D CAD systems. VISTAGY’s specialized engineering environments enable engineers to capture and communicate complete digital product definitions within CAD, thereby increasing productivity, improving the communication of product information throughout the product lifecycle, and allowing better informed decision-making early in design. VISTAGY software is used throughout the world in the aerospace, automotive, marine, wind energy, medical, sporting goods, and transportation interiors industries. The company also offers training and consulting services. For more information, contact VISTAGY in Waltham, Massachusetts, USA, at +1.781.250.6868 or visit
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