Manufacturing and Tooling Engineering

In an industry where many projects experience cost overruns and schedule delays, good production planning is critical to staying in business.  Production planning involves innumerable elements that must be precisely coordinated and executed to successfully launch a program on time and on budget.  Interrelated activities throughout manufacturing facilities and the supply-chain must be carefully planned to achieve the safest, fastest, and most optimum sequence. 

Dassault Systèmes (DS)' fully integrated PLM environment supports Design-for-Manufacturing approach in order that both design and manufacturing processes can be optimized concurrently and in ways that would best utilize available resources.  DS's solution for Manufacturing and Tooling Engineering offers capabilities unmatched in the industry.  From the early stages of product development, digital manufacturing involving planning, scheduling, sequencing, and NC programming can be defined to reduce the occurrence of manufacturing-delaying problems that often arise when products are ready to be built.  DS' solution provides manufacturing organizations throughout the entire supply chain with comprehensive 3D process and resource planning tools for creating and optimizing build-to-order and lean production manufacturing.  By simulating resources such as robots, humans and manufacturing processes, manufacturing organizations can evaluate multiple production systems and process designs before investing in a single prototype.  This also approch promotes Design Anywhere/Build Anywhere (DABA) business agility.

Since changes are inevitable in the real world, Dassault Systèmes offers functionality to rapidly assess different alternatives to the production process and suggest ‘build-around’ strategy to quickly and efficiently revised the plan.  DS PLM system maintains the relationships between design and manufacturing planning information.  This helps industrial equipment makers track late changes, identify parts that may be impacted by design changes and study the impact of the changes on production.  The integrated PLM environment gives industrial equipment makers the information they need to predict the cost of changes in dollars and time.  The manufacturing sequences can be rearranged independently from the design structure, providing full flexibility for individual sites to utilize custom production methods.  Upon completion of the manufacturing planning, detailed work instructions are transferred to workers in the form of easy to follow instructions that include 3D assembly sequences to help minimize errors.

Manufacturing and Tooling Engineering solution includes:

  • Manufacturing Assembly Planning
  • Process detailing and validation
  • Resource modeling & simulation
  • Manufacturing BOMs
  • Tool asset management
  • Manufacturing change management
  • Work instruction generation
  • NC programming
  • Shop floor implementation

Thanks to DELMIA, we were able to show management what the plant would look like using 3D animation. This was a significant benefit.

Kunihisa Komada Air Conditioning Manufacturing Division, Daikin Industries