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ARA is an engineering and scientific consulting company. We maintain expertise in many specialized engineering software programs.

We proudly use the following engineering software:

Engineering Analysis

CFDesign by Blue Ridge Numerics, Inc.


NEiNastran by Noran Engineering, Inc.

COSMOSWorks by SolidWorks Corp.

COSMOSMotion by SolidWorks Corp.

ANSYS Mechanical by ANSYS, Inc.

ZEMAX by ZEMAX Development Corp.

Solid Modeling

SolidWorks by SolidWorks Corp.


MathCad Professional by MathSoft

Matlab by The MathWorks

We support membership to the following societies:

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

The International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE)

American Physical Society (APS)

American Chemical Society (ACS)

Useful information and interesting articles can be found in the following periodicals:

Desktop Engineering

Machine Design

Design News

NASA Tech Briefs

Photonics Spectra

Laser Focus World

Mechanical Engineering (ASME)

Chemical and Engineering News (ACS)

OE Magazine (SPIE)

Physics Today (APS)

ARA Engineering’s Uniqueness

We use many software programs (especially FEA) since each one has its strengths. For each project we select the programs that best suit the needs of the customer.

We run state-of-the-art computer workstations:
Including multiple processor systems,
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