Ensure producibility of home and lifestyle parts made of composites materials at all stages of the engineering process
The Consumer Products Composites Manufacturing Engineer role helps to transform the engineering models into producible parts, accounting for the constraints of the targeted manufacturing process. The effect of geometrical features and material parameters is easily predicted with producibility analysis for hand layup or for fiber placement/tape laying, reducing the need of costly prototypes and minimizing iterations with the shop floor.
The composites parts to be manufactured can be created within the Consumer Products Composites Manufacturing Engineer role from a set of basic plies modeling features. For more complex parts, the engineering models that are created with the Consumer Products Composites Designer role are simply reopened with the Consumer Products Composites Manufacturing Engineer role. The two roles are fully compatible, allowing the manufacturing model to be synchronized with the engineering model at all times.
As the manufacturing preparation converges toward a finalized and industrialized composites part, the manufacturing engineer has the capabilities to calculate flat patterns and export all the necessary output needed by the shop floor.
- Robust surface modeling tools along with dedicated tools to prepare composites data for manufacturing.
- Advanced Producibility Analysis with fiber simulation for Hand Layup and Fiber Placement.
- Create flattened ply data from producibility analysis for accurate 2D shapes.
- Create manufacturing ready composites data with dedicated features (3D Multi-Splicing, Darts, No Splice Zone, Butt Splice Zone,…)
- Advanced skin swapping and ply extension tools to swap data from engineering surface to manufacturing surface.
- Easily transfer geometries on plies from 3D to 2D and vice-versa.
- Manage shop floor documentation with drawing-based ply-book.
- Export ply data to IGES, DXF or XML formats.
- Leverage Model Based Design through fast 3D Tolerancing adoption
- Reduce errors of tolerancing and drawing interpretation .
- Complete Product definition throughout 3D annotations conveying full Product Manufacturing Information.
New role introduction
- Incorporate manufacturing constraints early in the process
- Manufacturing skin swapping, material excess and 3D multi-splice functionalities, …
- Best in class producibility analysis and flat pattern generation
- Real-Time fiber deposit deviation analysis (Dynamic Draping)
- Seed Point and Seed Curves control
- Automated flat pattern generation
- Output to major shopfloor systems
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