Aerospace & Defense
Innovation and collaborative, synchronized program management for new programs
Innovation and collaborative, synchronized program management for new programsExplore Industry
Integration of mechanical, software and electronic systems technologies for vehicle systemsExplore Industry
Product innovation through effective management of integrated formulations, packaging and manufacturing processesExplore Industry
New product development leverages data to improve quality and profitability and reduce time-to-market and costsExplore Industry
Supply chain collaboration in design, construction, maintenance and retirement of mission-critical assetsExplore Industry
Integration of manufacturing process planning with design and engineering for today’s machine complexityExplore Industry
Visibility, compliance and accountability for insurance and financial industriesExplore Industry
Shipbuilding innovation to sustainably reduce the cost of developing future fleetsExplore Industry
Siemens PLM Software, a leader in media and telecommunications software, delivers digital solutions for cutting-edge technology supporting complex products in a rapidly changing market.Explore Industry
“Personalized product innovation” through digitalization to meet market demands and reduce costsExplore Industry
Faster time to market, fewer errors for Software DevelopmentExplore Industry
Siemens PLM Composite Tooling
Composite tooling refers to the use of composites as raw materials in the engineering of tools that will be used for manufacturing new parts or product components. Compared to more traditional tooling materials like steel or aluminum, composites such as carbon fiber and fiberglass cost less to work with and usually confer advantageous physical properties like reduced weight or increased durability.
Successful composite tooling designers not only have to be knowledgeable about the types composite materials, but also their physical, chemical, and structural properties. While composites have several advantages over traditional materials like metal, the process of composite tooling is complex - with many more design variables to consider regarding the tooling geometry, material behavior, and manufacturing process. For these reasons, advanced engineering and simulation software can be extremely helpful in validating composite tooling designs.