We started using this analysis technique in the early 1990’s to help in the design of connectors for Hard Disc Drives.
Our FEA skills are now available to aid customers with their designs both during initial design or troubleshooting later on. We find our engineering understanding is particularly useful to customers when interpreting the analysis results to arrive at a useful solution.
We now regularly use FEA during product design.
Our main FEA software uses the Nastran solver but we also use ANSYS and have used Strand in the past.