The increasing power of digital computers, together with the developments in BEASY's numerical simulation methods makes it possible to perform virtual fracture testing in manufactured parts. Behavior that previously could only be studied by expensive, physical experiments is now possible using a BEASY's fracture simulation software. The mechanics of fracture can now be investigated on the desktop without the need to build an expensive prototype. The BEASY software provides a cost-effective and efficient approach to understanding whether or not manufactured parts will have adequate structural life; an integral part of any companies warranty process. Companies can now generate the fatigue and fracture data for their industrial structural parts.