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MSC.Software

April 22, 2010 08:00 ET

KOSME Relies on MSC.Software Solutions to Design, Optimize and Visualize Packaging Machines Prior to the Prototype Stage

Leading Italian Packaging Company Achieves Substantial Performance Improvements Through the Usage of MSC Nastran and MSC Adams

SANTA ANA, CA--(Marketwire - April 22, 2010) -  MSC.Software, a leading global provider of simulation software and services, announced today that the Italian engineering site of KOSME, a leading provider of packaging solutions, adopted a suite of MSC.Software simulation solutions to engineer substantial performance improvements while getting the design right the first time. Specifically, the KOSME engineering team implemented the MSC Nastran finite element analysis software and MSC Adams multibody dynamics simulation software in its engineering process.

KOSME produces a full range of turn-key filling, labeling, capping, packaging and conveying solutions for beverage products including soft drinks, water, beer, wine, and spirits, as well as personal care products.

"The ability to quickly and thoroughly evaluate many design alternatives with MSC.Software's solutions made it possible to increase the processing speed of our machines by 50%, while reducing vibration levels below the previous generation of machines," said Stefano Grasso, Technical Director and Member of the Board of Directors at KOSME. "The first prototype provided the performance and functionality predicted by the simulations so it became the final product. The new machine was completely designed in one and a half months, faster than any similar machine. The impact on our bottom line was substantial."

"We are extremely pleased by the results obtained by KOSME," says Kais Bouchiba, Senior Vice President at MSC.Software. "This example proves once again that our solutions excel at assisting in the design, optimization and visualization of packaging machines prior to the expensive and time consuming prototype stage."

About KOSME
KOSME designs and manufactures a full range of Packaging and Beverage lines, providing custom solutions characterized by high performance, high reliability and ease of use. KOSME guarantees world coverage with direct and indirect sales. The worldwide, young, flexible, highly motivated and fast-growing organization provides the market with innovative solutions through a team of technical specialists able to develop and support specific solutions for any application. KOSME'S network of associated companies and agents is today present in five continents and guarantees a high quality standard and a prompt emergency service. With main production sites in Italy and Austria, KOSME provides its customers with competitive, reliable alternative solutions in the vast Packaging & Beverage industry. For additional information, please visit http://www.kosme.com.

About MSC.Software
MSC.Software is a global leader of simulation solutions that help companies improve quality, save time and reduce costs associated with designing and testing manufactured products. MSC.Software works with thousands of companies worldwide to develop better products faster with simulation technology, software, and services. MSC.Software employs 1000 people in 23 countries. For additional information about MSC.Software's products and services, please visit www.mscsoftware.com.

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