Aerospace & Defense
Innovation and collaborative, synchronized program management for new programs
A differentiating composite engineering design and manufacturing solution enables engineers to rapidly and confidently develop complex advanced aero-structures. It enables OEMs to meet requirements for schedule, strength, weight, durability, manufacturing first-time yield and field repair for the most challenging aerospace applications.
Explore the key areas of this solution.
Empower your design team to develop advanced composite aero-aerospace structures with an integrated CAD and composite solution that balances the intricate and competing complexities of lightweight, robust and manufacturable airframes.
Design with confidence high-performing yet manufacturable advanced composite aero-structures in an integrated design environment that includes manufacturability, CAD outer/inner mold lines, ply build up, materials and performance simulation.
Manufacture consistent and repeatable advanced composite aero-structures in a one-stop solution that incorporates CAM nesting, cutting, laser projection, tape laying and fiber placement.
Design complex composite fastened joints that optimize strength, fastener type, location and structural integrity. Get the right advanced fastened composite aero-structures to market on schedule and at cost.
Iterate simulation and design early in the product development cycle. Embrace the unique composite strength and failure prediction methods to ensure that the right composite designs go to manufacturing the first time.
Manage multiple multi-CAD composite aero-structure BOMs, such as engineering BOM, manufacturing BOM including individual plies and bill-of-process to ensure that the product matches the certified design.
Manage multiple multi-CAD composite 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.
The use of composites for advanced aero-structures is growing rapidly. Composites offer OEMs the opportunity to satisfy critical customer requirements by reducing weight, increasing payload and reducing fuel consumption. To realize these product development benefits, OEMs must be able to design and manufacture advanced composite aero-structures with high precision, production yields and operational durability and repairability to exceed the commercial and regulatory requirements of challenging aerospace environments.
A differentiating composite engineering design and manufacturing solution supports the end-to-end design of components and full load-bearing advanced composite aerostructures. It includes assessing in-service performance and developing repair and restoration processes. The advantages of composites in aviation are very evident with new commercial airframes having more than 50 percent of the primary structure built from composites and most new personal/bizjet models being virtually 100 percent composite.