The term “design”  derives from the Latin meaning of “throwing forward” expressing the deeper meaning of existence: innovation. As the realization of what is projected always out ahead, the design, is the resolution of technological problems.

Structural optimization by FEM analysis

These concepts, have been moved into our Company along the current market, are based on the identification of goals to be reached, proposing viable and competitive solutions, managing all the various phases of the project for maximum results with minimum cost.

The acronym CAE (Computer Aided Engineering) refers to the set of digital techniques, acting to support the design, that allow to simulate the behavior of components, structures and complex systems in their respective operating conditions in a virtual environment.

Streamlines_Caso_Cavitazione_a10The main purpose of the CAE consists in the prediction of how the component or the structure will behave with respect to the needed performance (strength, reliability, fluidynamic efficiency, etc.) before proceeding to the construction of physical prototypes. The availability of numerous mathematical models to simulate the physical reality, combined with the ever-increasing processing power of computers and the increasing productivity and ease of use of simulation software, make it extremely accurate today, timely and versatile the result that Sòphia gets by the simulation. This makes even more advantageous and interesting the use of CAE techniques.

The strength of Sòphia is the provision of high-tech engineering services capable of competing on the one hand the reduction in time/cost of product development and waste materials, and the other to the full satisfaction of the Customer:

    • <li “>CAD design and development of virtual prototypes in


    • (Digital Mock-Up) <li “>

Reverse Engineering

    • Services <li “>Technical data management,


    • <li “>Detailed construction drawings and assembly (


    • ) <li “>Development of a real prototype (

Physical Mock-Up

    • ) and related testing analysis on it <li “>Simulations of virtual products through numerical techniques finite element method (


    • ) <li “>Analysis of

technological processes

    • <li “>Drafting of

technical documentation


Using the Digital Mock Up, we are able to optimize Your products

The DMU (Digital Mock Up) is a virtual representation of the product and its parts, which organizes and aggregates the components according to the logic design or production. The DMU allows to simulate the shape and spatial arrangement of the components of the product or subsystem, and parts of the production equipment.

The maintenance operations of a mechanical system often require disassembly for replacement, inspection and repair. The effective planning of dismantling it assumed, in Sòphia, an increasingly important role in the process of product development, in fact, it can have a significant effect on the use phase of the product, facilitating the maintenance and repair.

In Sòphia we are able to simulate using the DMU technique, many engineering activities such as machining, assembly, production of the assembly line, inspection, testing, and especially the entire maintenance process.

To derive the optimal dismantling sequences, Sòphia Dept. of Engineering makes final checks on digital prototypes, and among all the population of possible sequences, find the solution algorithms, it is derived the optimal solution that minimizes the objective function as originally placed target.

The use of CAD / DMU tool and the development of algorithms for the search of the optimal sequences that minimize the time for disassembly, recovery of components and cost of the process allow to optimize the design phase of a mechanical system with the implementation of the technical solutions most appropriate.

Our experiences

Sòphia gained specific experience in key sectors of the engineering, from aeronautics-aerospace, defense, automotive, oil and gas, water, medical. The company has the know-how developed especially and exclusively in the field of simulation of facilities consist of a metal alloy that is made of composite materials. Sòphia is able to analyze and certify assemblies under the most critical conditions of the project:

  • Static
  • Dynamics
  • Fatigue
  • Kinematic
  • Crash
  • Vibrational
  • Acoustic
  • Thermal
  • Fluid dynamics
  • Aeroelastic
  • Not linear

Design, draw and assemble our solutions with:



For FEM calculations, we are certified with the Software: