Company NewsDecember 20, 2022

2022 Year in Review: Customer stories from around the world

The most innovative companies using virtual twins, the 3DEXPERIENCE platform and other Dassault Systèmes products to do incredible things.
Avatar Patrick Ball

A French team sailing a boat engineered to fly. A Finnish paperboard company with ambitious sustainability plans. An LA startup on a mission to decarbonize commercial transportation. Australian students dreaming of autonomous underwater vehicles.

Amazing stuff – and that’s just a handful from the dozens of customer stories our teams produced dozens throughout 2022. On an almost weekly basis, we’ve used this blog to promote stories of the most innovative companies using virtual twins, the 3DEXPERIENCE platform and other Dassault Systèmes products to do incredible things.

Here, as the year winds down, we’ll take another look at some of the customer stories we’ve shared throughout the year. While some year-end lists are “Best of” or “Most popular,” we’ve complied a list we feel is representative of the different types of customer stories, and the different geographies and industries that we serve. Enjoy!

CLAAS Executive Insights

Dassault Systèmes and CLAAS, a German agricultural machinery manufacturer, have been partners for over a decade. This video showcases the reciprocal relationship as CLAAS CEO Thomas Böck discusses three challenges of the industry and shares a few words on the occasion of Dassault Systèmes’ 40th anniversary. Watch the video here.

University of Adelaide

The University of Adelaide is bridging the skills gap by putting powerful, high-performance design solutions, including the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, at its students fingertips. As a result, they’ve seen some incredibly innovative projects, like one from a student who designed an autonomous underwater vehicle inspired by biomimicry of a cuttlefish. Check it out.  

Metsä Board

Metsä Board produces 1.3 million tons of folding boxboard each year … that’s equivalent to 160 million cereal boxes per day. Their ambition is to be a forerunner in sustainability, planning to save at least 1% in paperboard weight per package … or about 1.6 million cereal boxes per day. How? Metsä Board uses the advanced simulation technologies delivered through Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform to create virtual twins of innovative new packaging solutions and test how they’ll respond in various environments. See for yourself.  


By its very nature, KINDOF furniture has been designed to be sustainable. The company made the conscious decision to make its chairs, tables and bookcases from recycled steel rods forged from metal scrap, and each product is finished using non-toxic substances that do not harm the environment and ensure the material can be recycled again. And they use CATIAxDesign, and 3DEXCITE xStudio web-based 3DEXPERIENCE apps on cloud to make it all happen. Check it out.


Offshore racing specialist MerConcept headed up an effort to design a 30-meter long Ultim trimaran that quite literally flies over the water. It’s the result of a mammoth engineering endeavor featuring experts from around the world to design and build the SVR-Lazartigue using the design and simulation capabilities of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. See the trimaran in action.

Posco A&C

Korean architectural service company POSCO A&C sets up virtual reality spaces to visualize its construction management solutions. One example: Using VR to simulate driving routes for truck drivers at a steelworks furnace site to determine a safe speed for massive trucks toting hot melted steel across the premises. Learn more about how Posco A&C has used the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to build a smart construction process.

XOS Trucks

Xos is on a mission to decarbonize commercial transportation. The Los Angeles-based company designs and manufactures 100% battery-electric Class 5 to 8 medium- and heavy-duty trucks that travel on last mile, back-to-base routes of up to 270 miles per day. Xos selected the 3DEXPERIENCE Cloud platform with the key objective of unifying its technology and accelerating its product development strategy. Get the scoop.


While they like to call ceramics a “last-resort material,” the reality is that US-based CoorsTek uses ceramics to meet some of the world’s most perplexing engineering challenges with the full confidence that the material will outperform the strongest metals. Learn more about how 3DS is powering CoorsTek’s innovations.

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