Paris – October 8, 2009 – Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, announced today that Anadolu Cam Sanayii A.Ş. (Istanbul, Turkey) part of the Sisecam Group and a designer and manufacturer of glass packaging, relies exclusively upon CATIA software to design all its glass packaging, perform stress analyses and clash simulation, as well as implement revisions in record time.
Since it began using Dassault Systèmes CATIA, Anadolu Cam has halved its design process time and offers a wider variety of design alternatives to its customers. As a result, the company can take on more projects and its overall business has significantly increased. “Before, it was a long process to develop products with complex surfaces or engravings but CATIA has reduced this time by 50%” said Ozgun Hodul, Mold Design Engineer, Sisecam Anadolu Cam. “We can now design the most difficult shapes, allowing us to create innovative, stylish, and original glass packaging. With CATIA, no bottle is impossible.”
“We are pleased Anadolu Cam is relying on CATIA’s cutting-edge virtual design solutions to introduce creative, high quality packaging designs that go above and beyond customers requirements and other standard design tools, allowing Anadolu Cam to keep a leading edge in the highly competitive glass packaging sector” said Eli Boichis, regional sales manager Greece, Israel, Turkey, Dassault Systèmes. “Anadolu Cam is a prime example of the region’s industrial leadership and vitality that we are glad to support. It corresponds well to DS’s ambitions in the Turkish market following the opening of our office earlier this year.”
The entire design is rapidly and automatically updated when designers make a slight change to a figure, dimension, or parameter, ensuring consistency from design to production. Anadolu creatives start by designing the mold of glass packages and various accessories. The resulting models are used by the manufacturer to create the molds, which are then sent to production plants to manufacture the bottles. Mold manufacturers can now directly use the initial 3D data to process the mold. This has not only shortened the overall manufacturing process, but also prevented possible errors, since 2D drawings can sometimes be misinterpreted.
Working in 3D has also facilitated Anadolu Cam’s design iteration process when working with its customers. With 3D, they can easily visualize and the product and design changes can be implemented in real-time. Customers can see a virtual representation of the finished product before it is even manufactured.
In the near future, the company plans to use templates and methodologies to further accelerate the design process. In line with its strategy to continuously improve the lifecycle management of its products, Anadolu Cam is investigating the possibility of using 3DVIA Composer and ENOVIA SmarTeam to create its documentation and manage all product data.
Anadolu Cam is the glass packaging division of Turkey’s Şişecam Group. In addition to packaging, Sisecam Group also produces flat glass for building windows and cars, and glass tableware such as plates and drinking glasses. The company is also present in the mining, chemical, paper packaging, mold and machinery manufacturing industries. One of Europe’s leading glass packaging suppliers, Anadolu Cam exports to the Balkans and the Middle East and has nine production facilities in countries such as Turkey, Georgia and Russia.