SOFTWARE

Industrial Path Solutions (IPS) is a math based software tool for automatic verification of assembly feasibility, design of flexible components, motion planning and optimization of multi-robot stations, and simulation of key surface treatment processes. IPS successfully implements the potential of the virtual world. IPS is developed by Fraunhofer-Chalmers Centre and Fraunhofer ITWM, and distributed by IPS AB and fleXstructures GmbH.

 

IPS Cable Simulation

Take full control of your cables and hoses with IPS Cable Simulation. Real time simulation of flexible materials.

IPS Rigid Body Path Planner

Automatically generate collision-free paths for assembly or dis-assembly operations in the manufacturing industry.

IPS Robot Optimization

Automatic task planning, sequencing and line balancing enables the user to program robot stations in no-time.

IPS Virtual Paint - Spray

Offers a revolution in spray painting simulation capable of performing accurate simulations in only a few hours on a laptop.

IPS Virtual Paint - Sealing

Detailed simulation of the sealing deposition process taking the complex material rheology and surface flow into account.

IPS IBOFlow

Efficiently simulate complex industrial multiphase and multiphysics applications with minimum preprocessing.

IPS IMMA

If you are into ergonomics, keep an eye out for the Intelligently Moving Manikin. It will revolutionize the world of ergonomic simulations, coming soon!

IPS Inspection Path Planner

Automatic programming and optimization of your Coordinate Measurement Machines (CMM) in IPS will reduce both commissioning and cycle time.

CORPORATE NETWORK

The IPS software was created by the research institutes Fraunhofer-Chalmers Centre in Gothenburg, Sweden, and Fraunhofer ITWM in Kaiserslautern, Germany. Some of the modules created in research projects are extensively used in industry. IPS AB and fleXstructures GmbH provide Support, Sales and Marketing of IPS to companies across the globe. IPS is an appreciated tool used by hundreds of engineers for industrial innovation. State of the art simulation technology based on cutting edge research can be delivered to the market very quickly due to the tight collaboration between the research institutes and the sales organization.

Sales and Marketing

IPS AB

IPS AB was founded in 2012 by key-persons at FCC to offer marketing, sales and support of the IPS software. The mission of IPS AB is to provide the automotive and the manufacturing industry with the most efficient software tool for automatic verification of assembly feasibility, design and analysis of flexible components, motion planning and optimization of multi-robot stations.

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IPS IBOFlow AB

IPS IBOFlow AB was founded in 2014 as a subsidiary of IPS AB. The focus is on professional service, sales and support of the products for simulation of surface treatment processes, and other products based on FCC’s fluid dynamics software IBOFlow and structural dynamics software LaStFEM.

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fleXstructures GmbH

fleXstructures GmbH has the global rights for marketing and sales of IPS Cable Simulation and has setup an international network of resellers. The young enterprise is a spin-off from the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics (ITWM) in Kaiserslautern.

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Research & Development

Fraunhofer-Chalmers Centre

Fraunhofer-Chalmers Centre (FCC) is a research institute within industrial mathematics, located in Gothenburg, Sweden. The center focuses on Modelling, Simulation and Optimization and key persons at FCC are the creators of IPS.

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Fraunhofer ITWM

The Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM supports companies in the development and optimization of products, services, communication and working processes.

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Wingquist Laboratory

Wingquist Laboratory is an internationally competitive competence centre for multidisciplinary research within the field of efficient product realization.

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PARTNERS

ATS

ATS has an extraordinary knowledgebase of laser measurements, theoretical and practical, after years of field work. The company is marketing laser based 1D-2D-3D distance measurement instruments and systems for industrial applications. Key systems are different types of guidance, docking and navigation systems.

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RD&T Technology

RD&T Technology is a software company specialized on developing simulation software within the area of Geometry Assurance. RD&T Technology offers software and services to a variety of customers in different industrial areas like automotive, consumer products, telecommunication, building/construction and consultancy.

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NEXT WEBINAR SESSION

May 4, 2017 - 14:00 CET

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IPS Cable Simulation International User Conference 2017

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The 3rd IPS Cable Simulation User Conference will take place on June 13th and 14th, 2017 in a very special event location: the Technik Museum in Speyer, Germany.

The museum shows exhibits representing important milestones in automotive history as well as great achievements in aeronautics. This is the perfect setting for a come-together of IPS users and experts from all over the world and from various industrial domains.

The IPS Cable Simulation User Conference 2017 at a glance:

  • Real case studies presented by users of IPS Cable Simulation
  • Presentations about latest features and further development of the software
  • Conference dinner
  • Opportunities for networking and brainstorming with other users and the IPS team

For further information please have a look at the event flyer.

 

IPS Cable Simulation International User Conference 2016

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The 15th and 16th of June 2016 almost 100 IPS users and developers from 28 different global companies came together to attend the conference at Scandic Rubinen located at what probably is Swedens most famous boulevard: the Avenue in Gothenburg.

The conference offered the guests excellent opportunities to share their experiences and knowledge about the IPS Cable Simulation software. With two days filled of presentations on usecases by simulation experts from the companies, the discussions were fruitful and led to both new ideas on how to work with the software as well as ideas on developing further functionalities. For us working with developing IPS it is always a joy to see all the different applications that people come up with. And more importantly, seeing IPS help solve all the complex problems that engineers face in their work.

Some highlights of the conference include:

  • Seeing the results of opening up IPS for the user to write their own LUA scripts to enhance functionality
  • All of the optimization usecases and success stories where IPS Cable Simulation had led to major improvements
  • Integration of IPS with different PLM systems
  • Displaying new functionality of the latest IPS 3.1 release
  • Meeting the ghost of William Chalmers at a conference dinner at the House of Chalmers

During breaks people had a chance to network with each other and some were actually interviewed briefly about their thoughts on the conference and IPS usage in general. The persons that were interviewed used IPS on almost daily basis and were happy about attending the conference. The notion was that an event like this was good to get inspiration from others’ work with IPS, networking and reconnecting with people you haven’t met for a while (maybe since the last conference?). Here are some selected quotes from these small chats:

“Our relationship with IPS and FCC has been a very innovative, collaborative relationship. It has been very back and forth, we’ll throw something at you, you come up with an idea, give it back to us and the timing is just unbelievable… You guys have been very responsive. It is this type of relationship that nurtures innovation.”

 “If it moves, it’s a candidate! [for IPS simulation]”

Experienced IPS User and Mechanical CAD Engineer

 “The best thing with the conference has been to connect with the IPS crew and get the latest findings”

Anton Berce, Simulation Engineer at China-Europe Vehicle Technology (CEVT)

“I think the user conference has been really good. For our part we have taken a lot of inspiration from the presentations, particularly Volvo PV. It is always interesting to see how IPS is used and to see the different software products.”

Susanne Boderos, Mechanical Integration Engineer at National Electric Vehicle Sweden NEVS

“The LUA-scripting functionality was an aha moment and seems incredibly useful!”

Peter Henriksson, Simulation Engineer at Volvo Cars

“The examples of connections with IPS and Catia were particularly interesting”

Gonta Tanaka, CAE Engineer at HONDA

 

So to summarize, the conference was a great success in all aspects except for the occasionally rainy Gothenburg weather. To all the people who attended and contributed to making such a great user conference we want to express our sincerest gratitude. It is thanks to all of you engaged and passionate IPS users that we can make great things happen!

 

REFERENCES

AB Volvo (Truck & CE)

AUDI

Bosch

BMW

CEVT

DAIMLER

DAIMLER Forschung

Delphi

Doosan Infracore

EADS / CASSIDIAN

FORD

Fujikura

GM

Honda

Hyundai

Kyungshin

LEONI

Magna Steyr CTS

Mazda

OPEL

NEVS

Scania

SEAT

Specma AB

STIHL

TOYOTA

Volkswagen

Volkswagen Osnabrück GmbH

Volvo Cars

CONTACT SALES

 

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Scandinavia & USA

IPS AB & IPS IBOFlow AB

IPS AB is responsible for support, marketing and sales in Scanandinavia and United States. The headquarter is located in Gothenburg.

info@industrialpathsolutions.se

info@ipsiboflow.com

 

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Global

fleXstructures

fleXstructures handles the support, marketing and sales of IPS modules globally. They are located in Kaiserslautern, Germany, and have set up an organization with re-sellers all over the world.

www.flexstructures.com

 

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Japan

fleXstructures / SCSK Corporation

SCSK Corporation has offices in Tokyo and Nagoya to serve the Japanese market.

www.scsk.jp

 

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China

fleXstructures / Pan Information Technology

Pan Information Technology has offices in Shanghai and Beijing to serve the Chinese market.

www.pan-i.com

 

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Korea

fleXstructures / EMPIAS Inc.

www.empias.co.kr

 

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Korea

fleXstructures / PLG IT

www.plgit.co.kr