At Third Wave Systems, we understand the importance and value of educating students in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). We encourage the use of TWS’ technology in the classroom to teach the fundamentals of machining, as well as for undergraduate and graduate research as an advanced analysis capability. For this reason, we license our technology to more than 100 academic institutions worldwide at a discounted rate.

Flexibility with Ease of Use

AdvantEdge is widely recognized for its unparalleled ease-of-use in the machining modeling world. One of its lesser-known capabilities is its flexibility that allows you to define your own constitutive models. In research, this is essential and gives you the ability to delve deeper into your study. 

Production Module is known for its detailed analysis at the toolpath level. It has gained prominence in the academic world for applied research in solving complex machining problems with AdvantEdge driven material models at its core. 


TWS provides professors with access to training materials and resources to define the course curriculum. The training materials help lay the foundation of the course and get research teams up and running in a timely manner.


Do you have a research topic that TWS should explore? Email us a white paper at [email protected].

Offer for Graduating Students

Graduating students are offered a limited-term license for use at their new place of employment. This provides the ability to make an immediate impact by reducing costs and increasing throughput. To make this positive first impression with your new employer, simply email [email protected] from your new corporate email address.

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