BMW Group and ZF Using Dive Simulation For Engineering

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Major manufacturers including BMW Group and ZF are using Dive's simulation software which recently raised US$10m in funding led by the D. E. Shaw Group

Dive Engineering Software is already beginning to make a name for itself as a pioneering particle-based, cloud-native simulation software company.

And the firm's growth journey looks to set to continue after it raised US$10m in Series A funding with the help of investors including global investment and technology development firm the D. E. Shaw group. 

“We’re excited about Dive’s potential to transform the manufacturing and Computer-Aided Engineering industries,” comments Jean Nations of the D. E. Shaw group. 

“Dive's mesh-free, cloud-native approach is designed to enable engineers to create simulations that reduce industrial production timelines and costs, leading to greater efficiency in the engineering process.”

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How Dive software is being used by BMW Group and ZF 

Dive provides a browser-based platform and technology to allow engineers to simulate the mechanics of physical product components.

The Berlin-based company's latest financing will aid the expansion of its Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulation portfolio, enabling it to strengthen data analytics and governance, bolster its enterprise offering and support a host of new simulation use cases.

CFD software is being used by major manufacturers, including BMW Group and ZF, to predict the behaviour of gases and liquids via computer simulation.

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Prominent CFD applications include pumps, heat exchangers, aircraft and car bodies. A tough application is gearbox lubrication, which led to the software's adoption by leading OEMs to use the software.

This process removes the need for physical prototypes, instead testing and designing on virtual counterparts created from 3D design data. 

"Dive dramatically simplifies our process of design testing for sophisticated and expensive industrial equipment,” says Stefan Prebeck, Vice President of R&D at ZF Division Industrial Technology.

"Dive is also a cloud-based platform, making it easy for us to collaborate across our global engineering organisation.”

The Drivetrain Design team at BMW Group noted that adopting Dive has led to faster design processes and better system comprehension, facilitating fact-based decision-making.

They stated that the cloud-based approach negates worries about computational resources or licenses, even for large design studies.

The intuitive preprocessing demands only essential parameters, ensuring quick and easy simulation setups. They also highlighted the customer support team's remarkable commitment to solving their CAE problems.

Pierre Sabrowski, CEO and Founder of Dive

In light of Dive's funding achievement, Pierre Sabrowski, the firm's Co-Founder and CEO, adds: "Dive’s mission is to provide mechanical engineers with cloud-native simulation tools to solve multifaceted design problems in the fastest and most flexible way.

"Our pioneering CFD software uses the novel smoothed-particle hydrodynamics (SPH) method, simplifying set-up and enabling new simulation use cases – helping manufacturers refine products to keep pace with today’s competitive market demand.

“Our investors share our vision for driving innovation in the Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) market and we’re proud to work with them as we expand the business.” 

And expand they shall. This round of financing is set to accelerate Dive’s expansion in the North American Market as they unveil a new US office in Boston. 

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