German Research Institute Fraunhofer IAO to Improve Processes and Workflow with Dassault Systèmes’ DELMIA2009/06/03
Innovative Program Aims to Increase Product Quality & Efficiency in Processes
Auburn Hills, Mich., USA, June 3rd, 2009 – Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced that the Stuttgart, Germany-based Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO relies on software solutions from its DELMIA brand for research on digital production.
Manufacturers are working to meet customer demands for a broader array of product variations and derivations. The objective of the Fraunhofer IAO’s research on digital production is to implement an integrated digital process from the inception of an idea through to production, supported by continuous data and workflows. The research will ensure a product can be manufactured to its standards before actual production begins, and thereby minimize the number of iteration loops required, while improving the quality of the product and its processes.
“Our goal is to use IAO’s own developments, based on the state-of-the-art software solutions from Dassault Systèmes’ DELMIA, to create innovative modules that support individual activities in the product and production cycle, so that these modules can then be used successfully in digital production, with particular consideration for virtual reality,” explains Professor Dieter Spath, Dr.-Ing., director, Fraunhofer IAO.
While many industry leaders have recognized the significance of digital production, mid-market companies still do not fully take advantage of its potential for designing, networking and operating product and production-related processes. Impressed with the success of its collaboration with DELMIA, the Fraunhofer Institute joined forces with the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and Baden-Württemberg’s Ministry for Science, Research and Art to form the "Digital Production Innovation Cluster.” Under the direction of the Fraunhofer IAO, the cluster specifically promotes the acceleration of innovation processes in this area.
The Fraunhofer IAO uses DELMIA Process Engineer for integrated product and process planning and DELMIA DPM Assembly for digital simulation of assembly process planning. The integrated product and process database is the core element in this dynamic mix, accelerating data transfer throughout each process segment. For material flow simulations, the researchers use DELMIA Quest.
Fraunhofer IAO is also using a Dassault Systèmes Virtual Ergonomics solution in the design of futuristic workstations.
“The DELMIA Human solution for ergonomic studies has shown itself to be highly advanced. It supports ergonomic analyses very well,” says Professor Spath. “We want to use virtual reality to make the ergonomic design process for assembly workstations a more tangible experience.”
关于 The Fraunhofer Institut für Arbeitswissenschaft und Organisation (IAO)
Through its close cooperation with the Institut für Arbeitswissenschaft und Technologie management (IAT) of the University of Stuttgart, the Fraunhofer IAO combines fundamental university research, application-oriented science and practical economic experience. Under joint direction of the institute, over 200 employees --- primarily engineers, computer scientists, economists and social scientists --- work together in an interdisciplinary manner at the Fraunhofer IAO and IAT. More than 10,500 square meters of modern offices, laboratories and demonstration centers are available for carrying out contract research. www.iao.fraunhofer.de/
The Digital Production innovation cluster is a joint initiative between the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, the state of Baden-Württemberg and numerous industrial companies. The purpose of the innovation cluster is to use the benefits of digital production through close collaboration between science, research and economics to preserve and improve the competitiveness of producing companies. www.digitaleProduktion.fraunhofer.de.
关于 Dassault Systemes
Dassault Systemes是全球产品全生命周期(PLM)解决方案和3D技术的领导者，为80个国家的100,000多名客户创造价值。自1981年以来，Dassault Systemes一直是3D软件的先驱，开发和推广支持工业流程的PLM应用软件和服务，以及提供产品从概念到维护全生命周期的3D构想。Dassault Systemes软件系列由用于设计虚拟产品的CATIA、用于三维机械设计的SolidWorks、用于虚拟生产的DELMIA、用于虚拟测试的SIMULIA、用于全球协同生命周期管理的ENOVIA，以及用于在线3D逼真体验的3DVIA组成。Dassault Systemes已经在Nasdaq (DASTY)和Euronext (#13065, DSY.PA)证券交易所上市。如欲了解更多信息，敬请访问http://www.3ds.com
CATIA, DELMIA, ENOVIA, SIMULIA, SolidWorks和3DVIA是Dassault Systemes或其子公司在美国和/或其他国家的注册商标。