MADONE, Italy – Bicycle component maker 3T has chosen Vistagy’s FiberSim software to design, manufacture and optimize the composite components in future. “It is the best technology available to engineer composite products”, said Rene Wiertz, president and CEO of 3T, “and we believe that is what it takes to produce safety-critical components for world-class athletes. 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.”
“We have entirely renewed our model line which currently includes stems, drop bars, aero bars, forks and seat posts to take advantage of the unique properties of composite materials. We are investing in the people and tools necessary to design outstanding cycle components, realized with state-of the- art composite engineering made possible by FiberSim at the standards 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.”
“We are pleased to have the opportunity to partner with a high-end 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.”