FTI, Leader in Sheet Metal Forming Technology, Joins Dassault Systemes’ Software Community Program as a CAA V5 Partner FTI, Leader in Sheet Metal Forming Technology, Joins Dassault Systemes’ Software Community Program as a CAA V5 Partner2002/04/15
A State-of-the-art V5-based Sheetmetal Formability Assessment and Blank Prediction Solution
Paris (France), April 15, 2002 – Dassault Systemes (Nasdaq: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) today announced the signing of a development agreement making Forming Technologies Incorporated (FTI) a partner within the CAA V5 Software Community Program. Under this agreement FTI will expand the 3D PLM product portfolio by developing and selling a V5-based sheet metal formability assessment and blank prediction solution.<br/>
FTI develops a V5 integrated application called “CATFORM3D CAA V5 Based” that lets CATIA V5 customers in automotive, aerospace, E&E and appliance sectors avoid potential formability problems in sheet metal parts early in the design cycle, and consequently reduce the number of changes required downstream. “CATFORM3D CAA V5 Based” will specify areas of potential splitting, wrinkling and thinning as well as predict the developed blank shape. It will also provide information relative to the quality of the finished panel, potential assembly issues and estimate material cost requirements at an early stage within the design cycle. <br/>
With CATIA V5 and DELMIA V5, Dassault Systemes delivers a complete range of solutions to cover end-to-end formed sheet metal processes, from design to manufacturing. It allows fast part design creation and modification propagation down to die tooling design and manufacturing. It also includes the CATIA V5 Analysis Solutions, a unique set of knowledge-based structural analysis tools for parts and assemblies, to produce rapid design-to-analysis iterations in a very intuitive and user-friendly environment.<br/>
The powerful and easy-to-use functionalities of CATIA V5 Solutions combined with the unique expertise of FTI, enable product designers and engineers to perform early and accurate formability and cost analyses, and ultimately reduce potential errors and speed the product development and manufacturing life cycle.<br/>
“The FTI V5-based application, by complementing the highly productive CATIA V5 portfolio, will provide real savings and innovation to the Automotive and Aerospace industries. Our customers will benefit from an end-to-end V5 stamped Sheet Metal Solution. Once more, we demonstrate the openness of the CAA V5 architecture and its perfect support of analysis applications”, said Gérard Lecina, Director, Research and Development, CATIA CAE Solutions, Dassault Systemes.<br/>
Medhat Karima, FTI’s President, commented: “Our long-established association with Dassault Systemes has proven to be beneficial for our customers. By packaging FTI pragmatic solutions within the Dassault Systemes innovative V5 architecture, I am confident that we can provide state-of-the-art solutions to enhance our customers’ competitive position in bringing cost-efficient quality products to the market faster.”
关于 About Forming Technologies, Inc.
Forming Technologies Inc. (FTI) is a world leader in the development of sheet metal forming solutions. Through a network of worldwide distributors, FTI offers the FAST SUITE of sheet metal software for forming evaluation, draw development, nesting and cost estimation, as well as an extensive sheet metal training portfolio that covers the product body development cycle from Styling to Manufacturing.
Information about Forming Technologies Incorporated is available at - http://www.forming.com
关于 About Dassault Systèmes
Dassault Systemes is the premier global software developer for the CAD/CAM/CAE/PLM market, providing companies with e-business solutions to implement their digital enterprise, thus creating and simulating the entire product life cycle from initial concept to product in service. CATIA, ENOVIA and DELMIA Solutions support industry-specific business processes to help unleash creativity and innovation, reduce development cycle time, improve quality, competitiveness and shareholder value: CATIA supports the digital product definition and simulation, DELMIA provides solutions to define and simulate lean digital manufacturing processes and ENOVIA delivers enterprise solutions that manage a comprehensive, collaborative and distributed model of the digital product, processes and resources. The combined integration creates the Digital Product life cycle Pipeline, supporting reuse of corporate knowledge. SolidWorks and SmarTeam Corp., as Dassault Systemes companies, offer respectively 3D design-centric and collaborative PDM software solutions based on Windows and the Internet. Spatial, also part of the Dassault Systemes family, is a market-leading provider of world-class 3D software components and services (for 3D modeling, visualization, and interoperability) to meet the requirements of 3D in Internet-based e-commerce and B2B applications.
Information about Dassault Systemes is available at - http://www.3ds.com
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