Version 8.6 of the Agile Engineering Design System Released

Sets a new bar in the design and manufacture of high performance turbomachinery

Concepts NREC's pbPost Post-Processing Module

​​​​​Concepts NREC, the world’s leading turbomachinery software, design, development, testing and manufacturing company is proud to announce the release of version 8.6 of its Agile Engineering Design System®. The Agile Engineering Design System is an integrated suite of Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) and Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) software, specialized for turbomachinery. This integrated system enables our customers to optimize their designs based on the impact to cost, machining time, and performance.

The new 8.6 release features pbPost, a new pushbutton post-processing module that enables NUMECA International's FINE™/Turbo to be launched from within the AxCent® environment. It can also import the CFD results generated by FINE/Turbo back into the AxCent viewing environment. Another new feature is a recirculating casing treatment (RCT) for compressor range extension that is integrated throughout the entire design process from preliminary design through 3D geometry, grid generation, and flow solve.

Version 8.6 of our CAM module, MAX-PAC, continues to deliver new features focused on making complex 5-axis programming simple, safe, and efficient. They include new virtual milling functionality that simulates material removal. Other enhanced features are more options for roughing, new plunge milling strategies for harder materials, and new options for high quality point and flank milled blades.

“We are extremely proud of this new release,” said Dr. Peter Weitzman, President of Agile Engineering Software at Concepts NREC. “Every year we raise the bar higher and deliver the functionality our customers require to rapidly design and manufacture the highest performing turbomachinery in their industry."

Version 8.6 is available immediately to users on active Agile Product Support (APS).

About Concepts NREC

For over 60 years, Concepts NREC has been partnering with the world’s leading OEMs to improve the performance and manufacturability of their turbomachines. Our in-house capabilities span the entire process - from conceptual design through manufacturing, testing, and installation. This unique perspective creates powerful synergies that drive innovation across our entire offering. Our clients benefit from having a trusted partner who can see the big picture and provide valuable insights that save them time and money.

About the Agile Engineering Design System

Concepts NREC’s Agile Engineering Design System® is a complementary suite of programs for Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) and Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) that covers the entire design process — from preliminary sizing through fluid dynamics and mechanical stress and vibration analysis. Final designs can be easily imported into our industry-leading CAM software, MAX-PAC™, to create efficient 5-axis machining strategies.

About NUMECA International’s Software

Based on the most advanced technology, NUMECA software is largely recognized for its application-driven simulation software, optimal solutions, multi-physics models, high accuracy, speed and general user friendliness. To learn more, visit

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For over 60 years, Concepts NREC has been partnering with the world's leading Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to improve the performance and manufacturability of their compressors, turbines, pumps, blowers, fans and turbochargers.

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