Aerospace & Defense
Innovation and collaborative, synchronized program management for new programs
Part manufacturers are under pressure to improve profitability on existing business and attract new projects for added revenue. While some manufacturers may have taken steps to address these concerns, their efforts have not been enough. Current digital technology only automates some steps of the manufacturing process using independent applications, resulting in a disconnected process and interrupted information flow. Our manufacturing solution offers a comprehensive set of fully integrated tools for part manufacturing, including CAD/CAM, robotics, CNC machining, CMM inspection and 3D printing.
Explore the key areas of this solution.
Drive a wide range of CNC machine tools and robots using comprehensive programming capabilities. Generate validated machine-specific output using integrated postprocessor and G-code-driven machine tool simulation.
Connect the entire manufacturing process, from engineering to the shop floor. Manage changes and all manufacturing data. Reuse proven company-standard processes on a collaboration platform.
Industrialize additive manufacturing with a seamless design-to-3D printing workflow for plastics and metals, providing solutions for the latest additive technologies, including powder bed fusion, multi jet fusion, etc.
Ensure that manufactured parts meet quality targets with a closed-loop system to compare as-designed to as-built data. Empower engineers to avoid errors and improve the manufacturing process with statistical process control.
Create timely, reliable cost estimates for quotations and tool cost analysis for parts produced using a machining process that incorporates cost information for a variety of tool and process technologies.
Automate the design of molds, progressive dies, stamping dies and fixtures using process-based applications. Streamline tool development processes, including part design, tool assembly layout and detailed tooling design and validation.
Ensure proper mold cooling through thermomechanical simulation of manufacturing process. Optimize the design of molds for composites manufacturing through curing simulation.
Design, simulate and optimize jigs and tooling fixtures through structural analysis, vibration analysis and topology optimization. Reach targets such as minimum stiffness, optimal weight or avoiding unwanted vibrations.
Prevent damage and cracks in dies through thermomechanical simulation of damage initiation and propagation.
The increasing complexity in the development and manufacturing of industrial machinery and heavy equipment, driven largely by the globalization of manufacturers, increases the pressure that part manufacturers are facing. If they cannot meet the advanced requirements of their customers or the prices of global competitors, it becomes difficult to achieve business success.
While some parts manufacturers may have taken steps to address these concerns, it is not enough. Their current digital technology may only automate some steps of the manufacturing process using independent applications that results in a disconnected process and interrupted information flow.
Our solutions provide integrated software than can seamlessly unite key elements from design through manufacturing into a virtual model that performs like the physical equivalent. This digital twin enables you to define and drive efficient operations on the shop floor.
The integrated system enables a model-driven process running from CAD/CAM, CNC machining, through quality inspection that delivers a new level of productivity. It allows you to leverage new, revolutionary technologies such as additive manufacturing and robotics machining to make the next generation of products, while also transforming both manufacturing and business.