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Advanced Manufacturing for Product Realization

Advanced Manufacturing for Product Realization

Aerospace and defense companies face unprecedented competitive pressure as well as demanding customers seeking greater accountability in program performance. To compete successfully and achieve program excellence, they must make manufacturing a core part of the program development process. An integrated collaborative environment enables a model-driven process that extends from CAD/CAM to CNC machining and quality inspection, delivering a new level of productivity.

Aerospace and defense companies face unprecedented competitive pressure as well as demanding customers seeking greater accountability in program performance. To compete successfully and achieve program excellence, they must make manufacturing a core part of the program development process. An integrated collaborative environment enables a model-driven process that extends from CAD/CAM to CNC machining and quality inspection, delivering a new level of productivity.

Advanced Manufacturing for Product Realization

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In the Aerospace & Defense industry, programs are becoming more complex, bids are more challenging, and customer priorities are changing. Aerospace companies must also manage regulatory requirements to make sure design and manufacturing practices are documented and traceable. The need for greater program performance has never been so critical.

To win business in today’s highly competitive environment, aerospace companies must submit attractive bids that also include the demonstrated ability to deliver on program targets, requirements and production schedules. This is not an easy task and requires reinventing the way programs are managed, from initial concept all the way through delivery.

To achieve this, companies must find more efficient ways to enhance collaboration between design and manufacturing. The industry needs a process-driven product lifecycle management (PLM) approach that includes manufacturing engineering in every aspect of program development, from program pursuit through engineering and manufacturing. Getting manufacturing engineering involved early in the product development process enables a better assessment of design alternatives, more accurate planning for on-time project launches, and improved communication with the shop floor.

Advanced Manufacturing for Product Realization

Solution Capabilities

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Bill of Materials Management

Manage multiple multi-CAD aero-structure BOMs, such as engineering BOM, manufacturing engineering structure, and bill-of-process to ensure that the right product gets to market faster, the first time.

Design Validation

Quickly synthesize information, check designs for compliance to requirements, and make informed decisions using visual product analytics and validation tools.

Die Design Validation

Automate the design of die structure and validate operating conditions using thermo-mechanical simulation. Prevent the appearance and propagation of cracks, thermal stress and fatigue.

Drive All CNC Operations with One CAM System

Use a single computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) solution to efficiently program any job, from production machining and mold manufacturing to 5-axis milling and automated robotic operations.

Industrialize Additive Manufacturing

Create revolutionary products using integrated additive manufacturing software. Design, simulate, prepare, print, and validate prototype or production aerospace and defense parts on a wide range of 3D printing equipment.

Manage Manufacturing Data & Process Knowledge

Connect people, systems and machines through manufacturing process planning that uses a digital thread as a single source to accumulate knowledge and continuously improve operations. Enable multiple teams to work together.

Manufacture Composites

Manufacture consistent and repeatable advanced composite aero-structures using a one-stop solution that incorporates CAM nesting, cutting, laser projection, tape laying and fiber placement.

Manufacturing Quality Planning

Analyze the impact of manufacturing processes on design features and tolerances, highlighting the sources and amounts of dimensional variation. Eliminate costly prototypes while reducing labor, tooling and metrology costs.

Progressive Die Design Validation

Improve productivity by automating tedious tasks and streamlining complex progressive die design processes using a comprehensive solution for both straight break and freeform sheet metal parts.

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