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Did Somebody Say April??

Hi <<First Name>>, and welcome to the latest edition of our online newsletter. Is it just me or is this year flying? It doesn't seem like it was that long ago that we were wishing you a Merry Christmas, and now it's almost Easter... I guess these newsletters have now become quarterly!

It's certainly been a busy start to the year for us, with some interesting and challenging projects coming across our desks. We've continued to develop our simulation capabilities, as well as adding some new tricks to the show, which I certainly hope will be of benefit to you.

So let us take a minute to fill you in on how we've been helping our clients of late and, as always, if there's anything you'd like to see or know more about, just let us know.

Cheers, Brett


Brett Longhurst
Managing Director

Bremar Joins NAFEMS

As part of our commitment to continuous improvement, we've recently become a member of NAFEMS, the National Agency for Finite Element Methods and Standards. NAFEMS is a global, independent, not-for-profit body that promotes the effective use of engineering simulation methods such as Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Multibody Dynamics (MBD) and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD).

As NAFEMS members, we are now part of an international engineering analysis community with over 950 members, giving us access to a vast array of specialist knowledge, training, technical papers and other publications.

Our membership will allow us to continually develop our knowledge, capabilities and processes, ensuring our clients benefit from world’s best practices in all of our engineering and simulation work.

Security Barrier Crash Analysis

Magnetic Automation manufacture security gates and barriers, and they recently commissioned Bremar to perform a crash simulation on one of their new rising step barriers using Finite Element Analysis (FEA).

The simulation involved crashing a 7.5 tonne truck into the barrier at 64km/h to ensure the vehicle was stopped on the approach side of the barrier. The initial assessment found an issue with the original design that could potentially allow the truck to pass over the barrier. With a minor change to the design we were able to ensure the barrier was up to the job and the truck stayed on the right side of the step.

The simulation gave our client confidence in the new design and saved them valuable time in the design stage of the project, all at a fraction of the cost of physical testing (have you priced a 7.5T truck lately?!). To read more about this project, head over to the website

Truck Barrier Crash With Material Rupture


Increasing The Value Of Your CAD

3D CAD is just for design and manufacturing, right? Not any more...

Photorealistic rendering can unlock the hidden value in your 3D CAD models and allow them to be used in presentations and marketing material. A realistic, photo quality image will take your CAD and your marketing to the next level.

Rendering generates visually realistic material finishes, reflections, shadows and transparency, making your CAD model look like an actual photo. You can even use a real photo for the background to show what your product is going to look like in its final environment.

If you've ever had professional product photography done for a marketing brochure, you know that photographers, lighting, locations and studios don't come cheap! Why not create your own ideal photo shoot for minimal cost using the CAD models you already have?

We've been using SolidThinking for this exact purpose and our clients have been very happy with the results. Have a look for yourself and give us a call to find out more about how we can help you show off your products, even before they've been made!


Until Next Time...

Well I hope this issue has been of benefit to you, and as always, if there's anything you'd like to know more about or see in future newsletters, just let us know. And if you know someone who may also be interested in receiving these newsletters, be sure to forward it on. 

We're taking some time off over Easter from Good Friday through until the 2nd of May. Our office will be unattended over this time, but we'll still be contactable via email.

Enjoy the break...

From Brett & the team at Bremar Automotion