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CAM, Tooling & Fixtures

Verification Management for Aerospace & Defense

Aerospace and defense tooling is complex and demanding, and plays a critical role in the finished product, affecting quality and manufacturing repeatability. Tooling design requires a deep understanding of conditions faced during production. Our integrated design and manufacturing solution offers a comprehensive set of fully integrated tools for the entire tool and fixture design and manufacturing process, including design, simulation, CNC, CMM inspection and 3D printing.  

Aerospace and defense tooling is complex and demanding, and plays a critical role in the finished product, affecting quality and manufacturing repeatability. Tooling design requires a deep understanding of conditions faced during production. Our integrated design and manufacturing solution offers a comprehensive set of fully integrated tools for the entire tool and fixture design and manufacturing process, including design, simulation, CNC, CMM inspection and 3D printing.  

CAM, Tooling & Fixtures for Aerospace & Defense

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In the Aerospace and Defense industry, program profitability is heavily dependent on manufacturing efficiency. Companies that are better at managing capital-intensive manufacturing resources and processes typically win. Pressure is on aerospace OEMs and suppliers to increase efficiency dramatically, along with reduced cost and increased manufacturing flexibility. The use of stand-alone digital applications has separated product design from tooling design and manufacturing, resulting in a disconnected process and interrupted information flow. The key is to use an integrated approach that not only allows design for manufacturability, but also defines the manufacturing process, plans and tooling concurrently with the design.

Our integrated solution seamlessly unites key elements of the design and manufacturing processes into a virtual model that performs like the physical equivalent. This digital twin allows you to define and drive efficient operations on the shop floor— from model-based product definition to CNC programs to virtual commissioning. Our solution delivers a new level of productivity by establishing a model-driven process that runs from design and simulation through quality inspection. It lets you leverage new technologies such as additive manufacturing and new materials such as composites to make the next generation of tooling, transforming both manufacturing and business. 

CAM, Tooling & Fixtures for Aerospace & Defense

Solution Capabilities

Additive Manufacturing

Industrialize additive manufacturing for increasingly complex molds, jigs, and fixtures with low production volumes using a seamless design-to-3D printing workflow for tooling.

Bill of Materials Management

Create detailed manufacturing BOM for tools and fixtures. Use configuration management capabilities to meet demands for varied tools and fixture offerings.

Closed-loop Part Quality Control

Ensure manufactured tooling meets quality targets against the design. Automate the CMM inspection process and bring results back for analysis in the context of the 3D tooling model.

CNC Machining

Effectively drive a wide range of CNC machine tools using the comprehensive programming capabilities. Generate validated machine-specific output using integrated postprocessor and G code-driven machine tool simulation.

Composite Manufacturing

Address the complex and specialized composite manufacturing processes through an intelligent design-to-manufacturing composite solution.

Design Validation

Ensure proper mold cooling through thermomechanical simulation. Optimize the design of molds used in manufacturing through the simulation of curing and complete mold process performance.

Die Design Validation

Perform thermo-mechanical simulations of die designs to prevent the appearance and propagation of cracks, thermal stress and fatigue.

Manufacturing Process & Data Management

Integrate the entire manufacturing process, from engineering to the shop floor. Manage changes, execute processes and reuse data using proven company-standard processes on an open and secure collaboration platform.

Manufacturing Quality Planning

Integrate quality parameters during product design, manufacturing planning and production to eliminate costly product quality issues.

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