Aerospace & Defense
Innovation and collaborative, synchronized program management for new programs
Space systems suppliers must have confidence in their composite designs because there are no second chances. They need a composite design, manufacturing and inspection solution that enables their space systems to meet requirements for schedule, strength, weight, durability and manufacturing for the most challenging space applications.
Explore the key areas of this solution.
Accelerate product development for engineers to deliver innovative space systems, subsystems and components with the highest level of integration between development disciplines in an open, collaborative environment.
Achieve an end to end design and manufacturing process of engineered composites for space systems from concept, laminate definition, and ply creation, through simulation, documentation and manufacturing.
Manufacture consistent and repeatable space system composite components or subsystems in a one-stop solution that incorporates CAM nesting, cutting, laser projection, tape laying and fiber placement.
Design complex space system composite fastened joints that optimize strength, fastener type, location and structural integrity. Get the right fastened composite joints to the launch site the first time.
Iterate simulation and design early in the space system development cycle. Align challenging space system requirements with unique composite strength and failure prediction methods to ensure the right composite components get into orbit as planned.
Manage critical multi-CAD composite engineering data and processes to facilitate smooth data control in a highly regulated space system environment.
Manage multiple multi-CAD composite space system BOMs, such as engineering BOM, manufacturing BOM and bill of process to ensure the right systems get to the launch site.
The use of composites is growing rapidly for space systems. Composites offer governmental and commercial ventures the opportunity to satisfy critical space system requirements by reducing weight, increasing payload and providing a stable platform resistant to thermal distortion. To realize these product development benefits, space system engineers must be able to design and manufacture advanced composite components or subsystems with high precision, production yields and operational durability to meet the requirements of the challenging space system environment.
A differentiating space system composite engineering design and manufacturing solution supports the end-to-end design of components and structures through a complete digital twin – a digital thread enabling complete connectivity of information from design, analysis, manufacturing and inspection. The advantages of composites in space systems is very evident with new space systems significantly increasing the composite footprint.