Japan Chemical Engineering & Machinery Enhances Product Reliability and Design Efficiency with Dassault Systèmes’ CATIA
Analysis Time Reduced from Two Weeks to at Most Two Days
Tokyo, Japan – July 13 (TBC), Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced that Japan Chemical Engineering & Machinery has enhanced its product reliability and design efficiency through the deployment of Dassault Systèmes’ CATIA solutions.
As a leading chemical equipment maker, Japan Chemical Engineering & Machinery has to accurately predict the lifetime of the product for security reasons. For example, cracks might occur at the welded spot between a tank and a jacket when expansion and contraction occurs due to temperature changes over time. In order to predict all possible situations, Japan Chemical Engineering & Machinery used to outsource such simulation, which didn’t allow the company to utilize the value of the accumulated simulation knowledge through efficient reuse of data.
With the deployment of CATIA, the company can now conduct simulation internally by applying sophisticated CATIA 3D models in various conditions to predict product lifetime accurately and increase reliability of products. In the meantime, simulation knowledge can be accumulated and reused inside the company, significantly reducing simulation time from two weeks to at most two days.
“We benchmarked multiple products to solve our issues before deciding on CATIA,” says Koichi Kinoshita, deputy general manager of Engineering Department, Japan Chemical Engineering and Machinery, Co., Ltd. “We rely on CATIA’s strong capability to ensure a smooth transition from 2D to 3D and create a seamless environment between CAD and CAE to reduce errors. Also, CATIA Thermal Analysis provides superior functions to minimize errors, providing us with highly reliable simulation results. We are now considering adopting 3DVIA solutions to utilize 3D data more effectively for assembly manuals.”
"We are delighted that Japan Chemical Engineering & Machinery has successfully deployed our solutions and seen the significant improvement in product quality and efficiency,” says Tomohiko Suetsugu, President of Dassault Systèmes Japan. "With years of experience and solid know-how in the industrial equipment industry, we will continue providing world-leading solutions to support our customers’ success.”
About Japan Chemical Engineering & Machinery
Japan Chemical Engineering & Machinery, Co., Ltd. was founded in 1938 and accumulated knowledge with focusing distillation technology. A variety of technologies from extended from distillation has been utilized in extensive areas such as energy, resin, starch, alcohol, and also IT, food, beverage, and ecology. Japan Chemical Engineering & Machinery provide solutions as “No.1 solution provider” in those areas and commit to make further effort to become “No.1 solution creator”.
About Dassault Systèmes
As a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, Dassault Systèmes brings value to more than 115,000 customers in 80 countries. A pioneer in the 3D software market since 1981, Dassault Systèmes applications provide a 3D vision of the entire lifecycle of products from conception to maintenance to recycling. The Dassault Systèmes portfolio consists of CATIA for designing the virtual product - SolidWorks for 3D mechanical design - DELMIA for virtual production - SIMULIA for virtual testing - ENOVIA for global collaborative lifecycle management, and 3DVIA for online 3D lifelike experiences. For more information, visit www.3ds.com.
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