Aerospace & Defense
Innovation and collaborative, synchronized program management for new programs
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Streamline and accelerate the development of innovative composite products in a collaborative shipbuilding environment.
Achieve an end-to-end design and manufacturing process for engineered composites in ships. Integrate composites design into leading commercial 3D CAD systems for seamless collaboration across the entire composites engineering process.
Facilitate the creation, management and communication of the manufacturing definition for shipbuilders. Use design data to automate the creation of documentation and manufacturing data. Communicate the effects of design changes.
Efficiently author, validate and communicate the joining requirements of complex ship assemblies with emphasis given to fastening structures. Manage the joint definition of complex mixed-material structures.
Accelerate the entire process for simulating laminate composite materials for ships through a seamless connection to composites design, accurate solvers and comprehensive post processing.
Bridge the gap between planning and execution of composites projects for shipbuilding by reducing the manual effort and cost of managing and tracking any PLM process.
Know your product by providing a common source of BOM information across your shipbuilding organization. Realize greater flexibility and scalability from basic BOM management to advanced BOM management.
The use of composites is growing rapidly as shipbuilders seek to reduce weight, increase payload, and reduce fuel consumption to meet carbon-emission standards. Composites can offer ship designers these advantages, but shipyards must be able to design and manufacture composite structures with reasonable precision, acceptable production yields and operational durability suitable for the challenging environments many ships must face. Additionally, in-service standards for marine composite structures must be developed and validated by regulatory agencies. Proper in-situ repair procedures are necessary for restoring damaged structures while in service.
The composites engineering and manufacturing solution supports the end-to-end design of marine composite structures from individual components to full load-bearing structures. The advantages of composites in ships, from improvements in stability, weight reduction and corrosion-resistance, to ballistic protection for critical systems on military ships, is well established.
The composites engineering and manufacturing solution can also be used to assess the in-service performance of marine composite structures and develop proper repair and restoration processes for damaged composite structures .