Engineering services

Select from a broad range of engineering services

If you want results you can trust and the flexibility of working with extremely skilled engineers who know FEA and how it's applied to engineering problems like yours, MSC is a team you can rely on to improve your product development process.

We provide consulting support based on your specific needs and requirements. This could range from performing analysis for you on a project basis, one or two times a year, or providing full time staff members to help you create repeatable processes in-house.

"MSC has been a key partner on the LSAT program. Their Adams software and consulting services reduce development cost and risk by providing an understanding of weapon dynamics early in the design process and in more detail than can be obtained from physical testing." - Paul Shipley, AAI Textron

Quick-start projects

A quick-start project will provide you with an MSC consultant at your site to accelerate the returns on your software investment. The consultant will help you install and configure MSC software products for your environment, and provide general instruction for your staff in using the software in your product development process.

Knowledge transfer

The MSC engineering services team will perform simulations for you and then use the simulation as a basis for transferring the necessary knowledge to your staff. We do this through a step-by-step approach of training your team on the process we used to setup, simulate and post process your simulation. This ensures your teams are ready to successfully apply simulation to future design projects.

Staff augmentation

The MSC engineering services team can become an extension of your team, and provide on-site resources to augment your current staff. We will work with you to assign an industry expert to your staff and work hand-in-hand with the team until the project is complete and you are satisfied with the results.

On-site support

On-site support can be a true life-saver when you are in a situation where it is imperative that an expert be available at your facility when needed for either a short period of time, or the entire length of a design project which can sometimes be weeks, months or even years. You can always count on the MSC Services team to provide the flexibility to work with you whenever you are in a situation of needing on-site support. We have a team of experts across many engineering disciplines and industries, as well as in-depth knowledge of MSC products and third-party CAE products.

Simulation projects

If you only need to do analysis infrequently, the MSC engineering services team offers simulation projects and consulting to tackle your toughest problems. Our services team will work with you to understand your goals and your design problem first. Once we know what you are trying to accomplish, we will gather from you the necessary data such as CAD models, physical test data, and materials data, and then run your simulation for you.

Customisation and process automation

MSC Software products are highly customisable and extendable. Customisation allows customers to create specialised applications for proprietary processes within MSC Software tools. This can include custom user interfaces, automated reports, standardised modelling and simulation techniques, and specialised algorithms. MSC can then help you deploy and manage these customisations across your entire enterprise.

Methods development

MSC engineering services experts evaluate your simulation needs and work with your staff to determine how to use simulation software to efficiently simulate your problem. This may include establishing simplifying assumptions, customising numerical algorithms and correlating models to test.

Recent methods development projects include:

  • Full vehicle NVH analysis
  • Fluid-filled Bottle Drop testing
  • Aerospace Global Loads prediction
  • Aerospace Detailed Stress modelling
  • Mechanisms analysis
  • Cardiac stent analysis
  • Elastomeric seal analysis
  • And more...

Toolkit solutions

Our services team has developed numerous solution toolkit extensions that provide capabilities for specialised applications. Solution toolkits provide tailored user interface environments for industry-specific simulations. Learn more...

Simulation data and process management

MSC's SimManager provides a powerful system for managing simulation data and processes. Out-of-the-Box, SimManager can provide instant value by maintaining the linkages and pedigree of the variety of data that is input to and output from a simulation and by enabling management to quickly assess the state of simulation tasks in the enterprise. MSC's services can help install and implement SimManager and customise it for your unique data and processes.