SkAD Labs and Andritz AG Launch Innovation Project

SkAD Labs has announced to enter into an innovation project with Austrian plant engineering group Andritz AG. The project will advance optimization capabilities of SkAD's next generation Skeleton|CAx™ engineering software and will help to further advance the design of Andritz AG's hydro turbine components.

“This ambitious project is another stepping stone on our way to progressing to the leading engineering software developer”, said Dr. Bogdan Lazar, CTO and Co-Founder of SkAD Labs SA. “We are very glad that we have with Andritz AG such a distinguished project partner on board, and we are motivated to exceeding the aspiring goals we have set for ourselves. SkAD's MAR™ technology will set new standards with regards to engineering design. Shape optimization of complex structures is one of the fields which we will disrupt first.”

Today structural optimization is a rather complex task, with only cutting-edge industries making the effort of going through the cumbersome process. Skeleton|CAx™ has the potential to push the frontier, bringing structural optimization to the mass engineering market by simplifying usage and revolutionizing the underlying scientific approach. This way, mechanical engineers will be able to build streamlined and more efficient products by the press of one button.

About SkAD Labs SA:

SkAD Labs SA was incorporated in 2016 as a spin-out from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) with the objective to develop and commercially deploy a breakthrough Computer-Aided Design and Simulation software based on Medial Axis Representation™ (MAR™) technology developed within the former LICP Laboratory of EPFL. SkAD Labs is headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland, with offices in Timișoara, Romania.

About Andritz AG:

Andritz AG is a globally leading supplier of plants, equipment, and services for hydropower stations, the pulp and paper industry, the metalworking and steel industries, and for solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors as well as for animal feed and biomass pelleting. Other important business segments include automation and service business. The publicly listed technology Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria, and has a staff of approximately 26,000 employees. Andritz AG operates more than 250 sites in over 40 countries.

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