Industrial companies are constantly striving to reduce design-to-manufacturing cycles for complex sheet metal parts, while ensuring they are standard compliant.
Sheet metal Design to Manufacturing
Engineers need to designsheet metal components rapidly and compliantly with company rules and standards for efficient manufacturing. They have to create it right the first time and to experience smooth exchanges between suppliers and contractors.
From rapid prototyping in Bend Part Design, continue in Generative Sheet metal Design for more detailed features
Fast and efficient design of sheet metal complex parts
Easily apply company-defined standards to ensure design quality
Create right first time sheet metal parts thanks to design in context of the virtual product
Take into account manufacturability constraints early in the design phase and speed up assembly design
Manage the forming process directly in 3D, with an intuitive way
Recognize and modified external sheet metal parts (STEP & IGES)
Automatic flattening view generation from the 3D design part
Part manufacturing view encloses manufacturing specifications derived from engineering specifications
Since 80% of our products are made of sheet metal, we established a close partnership with Dassault Systèmes with the aim of adapting our specific sheet metal needs to CATIA functionalities. We immediately benefited from an over 50% reduction in design time.
Andreas Maehler, responsible for global CAD PDM, CLAAS.