Firehole Composites develops
innovative software tools designed to significantly improve structural design
and analysis with composite materials. Our mission is to help engineers create
lighter, stronger, safer and more efficient composite designs through superior
The Firehole team combines composites analysis expertise and experience in
commercial software development to deliver solutions that provide the most
accurate, most efficient composite analysis technology available. Our composites
experts have over 110 years combined composites experience and are actively
engaged in cutting-edge developments in composites analysis though involvement
in pioneering research and international collaborations.
Our flagship product Helius:MCT offers
advanced capabilities for Finite Element Analysis (FEA) of composite materials.
Its distinctive technology enables a multiscale approach to structural analysis
that is unsurpassed, delivering a robust and efficient tool for evaluation of
progressive failure, damage tolerance, and structural response of composite
parts. Since the launch of Helius:MCT, we have worked to develop
under the Helius brand.
Now part of the Autodesk family, Firehole solutions will further enhance the
Firehole is committed to continuing the evolution of the use of composite
materials through providing more accurate and efficient analysis methodologies
to an even wider audience.
Firehole began in the mid 1990's with the academic research of composite
analysis. The company Firehole Technologies was launched in 2000. That idea has
grew into a company whose products are used all over the world. In the fall of
2010, Firehole Technologies became Firehole Composites to better emphasize our
dedication to the analysis of and tools for composite materials. In March of
2013, Firehole Composites was acquired by Autodesk Inc.
Our team of experts remains active in composites and analysis communities
including CMH-17, AIAA, SAMPE and NAFEMs. Partnerships with organizations such
as the National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) and leading commercial
companies like Boeing, will enable us to continue to push the envelope on
composite design and analysis.