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Structural Design Optimization Seminar for Weight Reduction
- Learn from Germany/Europe

- FE-DESIGN presents product development and
design strategies of European companies to overcome current economic crisis -
- Recommendation of strategic introduction of
structural design optimization for Japanese manufacturers -
- [NEW] TOSCA Version 7.0: New GUI improves operation efficiency dramatically! -

[Osaka]April 21, 2009 (Tue) [Nagoya]April 22, 2009 (Wed) [Tokyo]April 23, 2009 (Thu)
  Free Training and Consulting  [Tokyo]April 24, 2009 (Fri) 
Organizer: VINAS Co., Ltd.


Weight reduction and fast development cycle of industrial products are more strongly sought after under current economic crisis and in the face of increasing demand for prevention of global warming, improvement of efficiency in resource and fuel use, as well as higher safety and amenity.

VINAS is pleased to announce the "Structural Design Optimization Seminar for Weight Reduction - Learn from Germany/Europe", in which strategic use of structural design optimization and the latest technological trends are introduced by the business development manager and consultant engineer from FE-DESIGN, the developer of TOSCA and a business partner of VINAS.

By presenting how European companies are trying to overcome current global economic crisis strategically using structural design optimization in their business operation, this seminar provides a lot of useful information for product development activities.

Structural design optimization technology is now becoming popular not only in German auto industry but also in other industries in Europe such as heavy industry, construction equipment, machine tools and home appliances, and participants of this seminar are presented with various case studies in which it is used as an essential tool for weight reduction, improvement of stiffness and speeding-up product development cycle.

On April 24th, free training and consultation of TOSCA are offered in Tokyo. If you are interested in experiencing the TOSCA software first hand, we recommend you to join the free training. If you have specific application questions or a request for benchmark test, a consultant engineer from FE-DESIGN is available for discussion on an individual basis (free of charge on April 24th).

We hope to see you in the seminar.

April 2009
VINAS Co., Ltd.
Yasuhiko Fujikawa, President & CEO

Seminar Information

Make difference in global economic crisis by strategically introducing non-parametric structural design optimization(By Manfred Fritsch, FE-DESIGN, Germany)

Achieve maximum weight reduction and improve performance at the same time. Shorten developmental lead time.
Users of TOSCA expanding from auto industry to construction machinery, machine tools, home appliances and more(By Chavdar Georgiev, FE-DESIGN, Germany)

  • - Daimler AG
     Reduction of plastic strain in turbochargers
  • - German/US construction machinery manufacturers
     Examples of stress reduction in topological concept evaluation and detail design phases
  • - HELLER
     Using TOSCA and ANSYS to optimize stiffness and vibration characteristics at the same time
  • - SONY Electronics USA/Mexico
     50% speed-up! Design optimization of plastic parts.

Preview of upcoming version 7.0 of TOSCA, non-parametric structural design optimization system

  • - New GUI improves operation efficiency by allowing setting of optimization task while showing the model
  • - Auto mesh function realizes smooth and efficient transition from topology optimization to shape optimization.

Free training and consulting session held in Tokyo on April 24th (Fri)

  • - Participants can have hands-on experience of TOSCA software
  • - Ask questions and discuss application of design optimization technology to your own products and benchmark tests with a consultant engineer from FE-DESIGN


Mr. Manfred Fritsch,
Mr.Chavdar Georgiev,

Daimler AG社:ターボチャージャの塑性歪減少

Optimization of Components for Civil Engineering Machinery, Off Road Cars, Lifters
- Daimler AG


Shape-Optimization of Exhaust Parts Motivation

General Information


- Dates, Times, Venues :
[Osaka] April 21, 2009 (Tue) 10:00-17:00 (Registration starts from 9:30-)
- Venue: VINAS Head Office

[Nagoya] April 22, 2009 (Wed) 10:00-17:00 (Registration starts from 9:30-)
- Venue: Nagoya Dia Building

[Tokyo] April 23, 2009 (Thu) 10:00-17:00 (Registration starts from 9:30-)
- Venue: VINAS Tokyo Sales Office

* Please note that some part of the seminar programs in Tokyo, Osaka, or Nagoya may be changed.

Free Training and Consulting

- Date, Time, Venue :
[Tokyo] April 24, 2009 (Fri) 10:00-17:00 (Registration starts from 9:30-)
- Venue: VINAS Tokyo Sales Office

- Organizer: VINAS Co., Ltd.

- Registration fee: Free of charge (Participants must pre-register in advance.)

* Please note that seats are limited. Early registration is recommended.

Seminar Program

9:30 - 10:00 Registration
Opening Session
10:00 - 10:25 Opening
VINAS President and CEO, Yasuhiko Fujikawa
10:25 - 10:50 TOSCA and Structural Optimization Consulting which contribute to German high quality automobiles
VINAS Engineering Department 3, Hidetoshi Takaoka
10:50 - 11:50 “Non parametric optimization strategies are helping European companies to overcome the global economical crisis by improving their virtual design and simulation process in the meantime”
Mr. Manfred Fritsch
11:50 - 13:10 Lunch
Technical Session
13:10 - 13:55 TOSCA Next version 7.0 development status and demonstration
Mr. Chavdar Georgiev
Structural Optimization Case Study Session
13:55 - 14:40 Auto motive industry Session
Mr. Chavdar Georgiev
14:40 - 14:55 Break
14:55 - 15:40 Heavy Industries and Heavy Machinery Session
Mr. Chavdar Georgiev
15:40 - 16:25 Home electric device and machinery industries Session
Mr. Chavdar Georgiev
16:25 - 16:40 Break
Closing Session
16:40 - 17:00 Japanese case studies and structural optimization consulting service by VINAS
VINAS Marketing and No.2 Sales Department Manager, Toru Sugino

Free Training


Those who want to get experience of TOSCA

Time Menu
10:00 - 12:00 TOSCA free training
13:00 - 15:00
15:15 - 17:15

Free Consulting


Those who want to know the way of optimization for their products
Those who want to benchmark test

Time Menu
10:00 - 11:00 consulting by consultant engineer of FE-DESIGN
11:00 - 12:00
13:00 - 14:00
14:00 - 15:00
15:15 - 16:15
16:15 - 17:15
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