Shaping Eco-Friendly Products

80% of the environmental footprint of a product is defined during its design. Sustainable design isn't just about reducing environmental impact: it's about efficiency, durability, and responsibility.

It is at this critical stage where design engineers have significant influence, determining crucial parameters such as material selection, manufacturing processes, durability, energy efficiency and recyclability potential. But traditional environmental impact tools and methods are not used early enough in the design process. CATIA advocates a shift towards life cycle thinking, seamlessly integrating sustainability into design. This proactive approach not only promotes ecological responsibility, but also avoids costly and subsequent changes. From the outset, considering sustainability brings many benefits: reduced waste, increased efficiency and competitive advantage. 

At CATIA, we believe in harnessing the power of technology to generate positive change. Our mission is to enable companies to create more sustainable products through innovative design. Our Virtual Twin experience solutions provide advanced tools for 3D modeling, simulation and analysis, enabling teams to make informed decisions and achieve these sustainability goals.

Embracing Life Cycle Assessment for Sustainable Innovation

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), as a comprehensive methodology, provides a multi-criteria view of the sustainability impact of products. It guides eco-design decisions, identifying sustainable materials and processes while minimizing potential hidden pollution costs. Thanks to digitalization and Virtual Twin technologies, LCA is now accessible to development teams, enabling early design optimization and reduced environmental impact.

Unlike pure carbon counting methodologies, LCA evaluates all life cycle aspects of a product, including carbon emissions, but also water use, resource consumption and waste generation, fostering energy and resource efficiency. The integration of LCA method with CATIA's 3D modeling allows companies to manage eco-design effectively.

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Eco-design is a Mindset Towards Product Development

Eco-design drives the development of more environmentally friendly products, focusing on resource efficiency and waste reduction. Real data empowers companies to minimize their environmental footprint

The integration of Eco-design promotes alignment with the principles of the circular economy, extending the lifespan of products and reducing environmental impact. Perform also trade-off studies to elect the best sustainable alternatives. Virtual Twin technology allows eco-design scenarios to be visualized and tested before implementation, paving the way for a sustainable and profitable future.

Unlock Efficiency with Lightweight Engineering

Lighter products help reduce material requirements and use less energy.

The CATIA Lightweight Engineering solution empowers designers to minimize part weight, boost stiffness, and optimize material usage. By thinking outside the box and embracing innovative techniques, companies can meet customer demands while reducing costs. CATIA Lightweight Engineering seamlessly integrates design, simulation, and analysis, enabling collaborative refinement and validation across all disciplines. Get the perfect balance between weight reduction and performance improvement.

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Transform your System Thinking

How can we address increasingly complex issues such as sustainability challenges over time?

Design products taking into account life and technical contexts, CATIA enables users to effectively implement sustainability by design, integrating complexity through Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE). Understanding interconnected systems ensures smooth operation, compliance with regulations and circular economy principles further advances sustainability. Embrace Systems Thinking in a resilient, efficient and sustainable industrial ecosystem.

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