Airbus Group enhances its 3D design capabilities with Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform –


3D design software manufacturer Dassault Systèmes has long been known for its SOLID WORKS software, a platform so big and so vast that it has its own three day conference is dedicated to him. Their 3DEXPERIENCE platform, however, is not small potatoes. As businesses increasingly integrate 3D printing into their day-to-day operations, 3DEXPERIENCE promises to help them every step of the way, from marketing to engineering.

Dassault Systèmes has had a big impact with 3DEXPERIENCE at CES 2016 in January, and several large organizations adopted the platform for a wide range of applications ranging from consumer electronics to defense. The latest company to take advantage of 3DEXPERIENCE is the Airbus Group, which has been in the headlines lately, with the official unveiling of their 3D printed drone this week and their recent patent application that could theoretically lead to the 3D printing of entire airplanes.

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After a two-year benchmarking process, the Airbus group extends its use of 3DEXPERIENCE to its additive manufacturing program as part of the Dassault program Co-design to target experience in industrial solutions, aimed at manufacturers in the aerospace and defense sectors. While Airbus is clearly not struggling in the additive manufacturing arena, their use of Dassault’s full platform will help them optimize the development of prototypes and end-use components.

“Many projects within Airbus are accelerating the use of additive manufacturing to produce prototypes as well as production components, potentially offering lighter and cheaper parts that meet technological, performance, safety and safety standards. cost, ”said Robert Nardini, senior vice president Airframe Engineering, Airbus. . “Airbus has a long history of using simulation applications from Dassault Systèmes to accelerate structural analysis and virtual testing of aircraft, and we can now define a new way of designing parts by leveraging simulation-based design to better meet demands. aviation market needs. “

airbus groupAs a growing number of aerospace companies turn to additive manufacturing, perhaps no one is more serious about it than Airbus, which has already created airplanes with more than a thousand 3D printed parts. . It may seem completely impossible to 3D print an entire passenger plane, but if anyone can do it, it will likely be Airbus. They certainly have the dynamism and the technical resources, especially now with their increased use of Dassault’s virtual design and simulation platforms.

“Additive manufacturing creates new opportunities in many different areas, such as remote manufacturing for support and maintenance, rapid prototyping for the realization of new concepts and experiences and, perhaps more importantly, development. designs hitherto impossible to manufacture, ”said Dominique Florack, Senior Executive Vice-President. President of Research and Development at Dassault Systèmes.

“With this approach, Airbus Group will be able to take advantage of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform’s next-generation automated design assistant for parts, whether 3D printed or not, thus accelerating a new wave of transformation in the aerospace industry. . With the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, we provide an end-to-end solution including all engineering parameters for additive manufacturing of parts, including material science, functional specifications, generative design, optimization 3D printing, production and certification.