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How to Manage Aerospace Supply Chains using Software

 

A commercial jet aircraft has millions of individual parts and a supply chain that covers multiple tiers, from raw materials to the finished product.

It’s the supply chain that can be spread across numerous companies globally, specialising in different parts and components. To complicate things further, each component might be part of a subset that is being developed by a different supplier, and so compatibility issues between parts may surface.

With such a complex supply chain it’s easy for things to wrong, especially when you consider the thousands of people who might be involved in the development of a new aircraft.

By using a software package that improves communication, eliminates design and development errors, speeds up time to market and reduces costs along the way, managing the supply chain becomes much more efficient.

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Topics: 3DEXPERIENCE, Dassault Systemes, Aerospace, CATIA 3D Master

How a 3D design environment can improve your structural design

For a long time 2D drawings have been central to the product development process. Yet 2D drawings also have their flaws, often producing errors in design and contributing to higher manufacturing costs. That’s where the CATIA 3D Master concept is able to help. 

The CATIA 3D Master approach enables various departments within a company to share, annotate and improve product design using the 3D format. This approach yields numerous benefits, including boosting accuracy in design, improving decision-making and improving efficiency in design.

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Topics: Dassault Systemes, CATIA, CATIA 3D Master

How 'Experience Thinking' can make your designs & products stand out

Keeping customers loyal to your company is getting harder. Not only are companies pushing the limits of competing on price, but most product information can be found online, meaning companies can simply copy innovations from one another and provide customers with very similar alternatives – which may be cheaper.

So what can organisations do to differentiate themselves and stay ahead?

This is where 'Experience Thinking' comes in.

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Topics: CATIA 3DEXPERIENCE on Cloud, Experience Thinking, Dassault Systemes, CATIA

3 reasons why 2D alone design hinders manufacturing

Two-dimensional (2D) drawings have played a major role in product design and manufacturing, and still play an important part today. Yet, 2D drawings can’t always cut it in a 3D world. 

2D drawings can provide a good understanding of how a product will function and what tolerances and dimensions are required to ensure fit and functionality.

The challenge is that 2D drawings have a few drawbacks that can hinder the manufacturing process within an organisation. This is where 3D design comes into its own.

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Topics: 3D Master, Dassault Systemes, CATIA, CATIA 3D Master

Training Certification - should you be taking the exam?

Value of Certification

How do you get recognition of your skills or you want to be involved in better work or been seen as making a difference - how do you 

It’s all about having something unique that gives value to your employer.show your difference?  

Or if when job seeking how do you differentiate yourself from the rest of the pack?

I had a friend who said you should draw pretty flowers on your CV! – whether he ever did that I don’t know, but in the competitive world we live you have to have a difference. That’s what sells. In sales jargon it’s called a Unique Selling Point, and when going for a job or looking to improve your position, that’s what you need. ever did that I don’t know, but in the competitive world we live you have to have a difference.

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Topics: 3DEXPERIENCE, Training, CATIA

Why 2D alone design hinders manufacturing

2D drawings have played a major role in product design and manufacturing, and still play an important part today. Yet, 2D drawings can’t always cut it in a 3D world. 

Two-dimensional drawings can provide a good understanding of how a product will function and what tolerances and dimensions are required to ensure fit and functionality.

The challenge is that 2D drawings have a few drawbacks that can hinder the manufacturing process within an organisation. This is where 3D design comes into its own.

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Topics: 2D Design, 2D vs 3D, CATIA 3D Master, Manufacturing

Benefits of 3DEXPERIENCE CATIA for Composite Design & Manufacturing

Paying attention to the careful design and material selection guidelines in the design and manufacturing of composites is vital to ensuring structural integrity of parts. Without adherence to guidelines in designing composites, this can lead to the development of poor-quality parts, which isn’t going to help anyone.

This is extremely important as the benefits of strong composite designs include the production of lightweight, impact resistant and strong parts compared to standard metal products. Ultimately, this leads to the manufacturing of better quality parts for a better-quality product, especially when these parts will be used in aircraft where safety protocols are extremely stringent. 

The production of better-quality parts is also important due to Governmental crackdowns on carbon emissions, particularly for aircrafts. But with composite design, the reduction in fuel costs and carbon emissions based on the production of lightweight structures helps to adhere to Governmental pressures.

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Topics: 3DEXPERIENCE, Aerospace, Composites, CATIA

Boeing 737 MAX – The case for Instructor-led Training

The current issue over the recent crashes of two Boeing 737 MAX aircraft has uncovered many issues over the design, certification and operation of this new aircraft.

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Topics: Aerospace, Training, Boeing 737 Max

My3DEXPERIENCE: Boost your CATIA V5 collaboration

3DEXPERIENCE Social Collaboration Services R2019x FD01

Enhanced Collaboration Scenario: 

With the availability of 3DEXPERIENCE R2019x FD01, collaboration is enhanced between users taking advantage of Social Collaboration Services and CATIA V5. 

The new Share Folder - "Add to my Files" option in 3DDrive allows automatic synchronisation of folder content between user. 

Hereafter is a short scenario demonstrating how to use this new functionality to ease the collaboration.

 


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Topics: 3DEXPERIENCE, Dassault Systemes, Training, CATIA, My3DEXPERIENCE, Social Collaboration Services

#BeyondBIM2019

Current practice in architectural and engineering design involves workflow methods that can have many stages and steps that challenge the efficacy and quality of the design and construction process.  Unnecessary costs accrue through design collaboration delays and redesign or rework at any stage which challenges the business model of all participants.

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Topics: 3DEXPERIENCE, Architecture, Engineering & Construction (AEC), Building Information Modelling (BIM), Dassault Systemes, Training, CATIA