Aerospace & Defense
Innovation and collaborative, synchronized program management for new programs
A differentiating aero-engine composite design and manufacturing solution allows engineers to rapidly and confidently develop robust aero-engine components. It enables OEMs to meet requirements for schedule, strength, weight, durability, manufacturing first-time yield and field repair for the most challenging applications.
Explore the key areas of this solution.
Empower design teams to develop advanced composite components with an integrated CAD solution that balances the complexities of lightweight, robust and manufacturable components.
Design manufacturable, high-performance cold section composite components in an integrated design environment that incorporates manufacturability, 3D CAD, ply buildup, materials and performance simulation.
Manufacture consistent and repeatable aero-engine composite components in a one-stop solution that incorporates CAM nesting, cutting, laser projection, tape laying and fiber placement.
Iterate simulation and design early in the development cycle. Align challenging requirements with unique composite strength and failure prediction methods to ensure the right components go to manufacturing.
Manage critical multi-CAD composite engineering data and processes to facilitate smooth data control in a highly regulated globally distributed aero-engine environment.
Manage multiple multi-CAD composite BOMs, including engineering BOM, manufacturing BOM and BOP to ensure the right products get to market faster.
The use of composites in aero-engines is growing rapidly. Composites offer aero-engine OEMs the opportunity to satisfy critical customer requirements by reducing weight, increasing payload and reducing fuel consumption. To realize these benefits, OEMs must be able to design and manufacture advanced composite engines with high precision, production yields and operational durability and reparability, and that exceed the commercial and regulatory requirements of challenging aero-engine environments.
A differentiating aero-engine composite engineering design and manufacturing solution supports end-to-end design of load-bearing composite components, assessing in-service performance and developing repair and restoration processes. The advantages of composites in aero-engines are evident with new commercial aero-engines significantly increasing the composite footprint in the cold section and even new developments in the hot section with the use of metal and ceramic matrix components.