Dassault Systèmes

Provides businesses and people with virtual universes to imagine sustainable innovations. Delivers a complete set of process-oriented applications to design, simulate and manufacture composite structures on a single, virtual platform.

175 Wyman St.
Waltham, MA 02451 US

Additional Locations:
10 rue Marcel-Dassault
78140 Velizy-Villacoublay, FR
+33 1 40 99 40 99

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As Seen In CompositesWorld

Rob Klawonn, 4M CEO

People on the Move: May 2018
CW’s monthly roundup of people on the move in the composites industry.

MultiMech 18.0

MultiMech 18.0 features improved accuracy and speed
MultiMech 18.0 empowers engineers to perform faster, smarter and more realistic analysis of composites. 

Composites-intensive folding bike: Simplifying multi-modal transportation
The world’s lightest folding bike relies on CFRP for high stiffness and strength at low weight.

Lynx automated fiber placement (AFP) equipment

McNair Aerospace Center: Closing the composites education gap
As the composites industry in South Carolina continues to expand through Boeing and its tier suppliers, composites education follows suit through the McNair Center.

Consolidating thermoplastic composite aerostructures in place, Part 1
After more than 30 years of development, in-situ consolidation is nearing its promise to eliminate fasteners and the autoclave, and enable an integrated, multifunctional airframe.

ZAero zero defect manufacturing for composites inline sensor for AFP automated fiber placement

Zero-defect manufacturing of composite parts
ZAero project aims for 30-50% boost in productivity via inline AFP inspection, simulated part performance and decision support tools.

Composites and Industry 4.0: Where are we?
As the tide of the Fourth Industrial Revolution rolls in, how will composite manufacturers ride the wave?

Reconfigurable tooling: Revolutionizing composites manufacturing
Shape-changing molds eliminate tooling for large 3D panels while automated assembly fixtures go modular, using metrology to reduce cost and shimming.

Lightweighting speed into CNC machining
Drawing on a long history in composites manufacturing and CNC machining, this innovator turns to carbon fiber composites to reduce gantry component weight and increase shaping efficiency.

Variable-axial composites open path to lighter composite structures
CFRP recurve bow riser demonstrates design and manufacturing approach with potential to cut weight vs. aluminum by 50-75% while increasing strength and stiffness.

Software shortens design path to longboard
Materials information program helps optimize materials selection.

Quilted Stratum Process production line at Cetim

Automated Preforming — Quilted Stratum Process (QSP)
CW’s tour of CETIM (Nantes, France) and the QSP line which preforms multi-thickness thermoplastic materials in 40-90 seconds for composite parts with cycle times of 1-2 minutes.

RTM-based redesign advances safety for one-of-a-kind wind tunnel
Glass fiber and honeycomb spacers between compressor blades get upgraded to a higher factor of safety with less weight using solid carbon fiber and RTM.

Composite submersibles: Under pressure in deep, deep waters
Manned deepsea exploration calls for a highly engineered composites solution that saves weight and preserves life — at 6,500-psi service pressure.

Collaboration produces winning paddleboard
Design, and design for manufacturability, come together in this racing SUP for one-off and serial production.

Machine vision: Rapid error detection
Aerospace-aimed ply placement technology evolves into process management and near-real time inspection system for production laminated composite parts.

Carbon composite driveshaft: Tailorable performance
This racing and aftermarket specialist designs and produces custom driveshafts for multiple markets.

3D knitting solves preforming cost, time, performance equation
Disruptive digitized technology a dramatic step-change in near-net preform production for Dassault Falcon interior air duct.

Increasing the industrial adoption of composites additive manufacturing
The additive manufacturing industry has challenged the design community to develop an efficient product engineering platform where the barriers between design, optimization and simulation would be broken and optimized parts could be explored in the design environment.

Clear Carbon & Components: Bristol, RI, US
Breaking barriers in process and complexity, this agile manufacturer is gaining renown as a composites problem solver and champion of Class A cosmetic surfaces.

Product Categories of Dassault Systèmes

Auxiliary processing equipment, repair equipment, and supplies
  • Auxiliary processing equipment
    • CAD/CAM/CAE hardware/software
Design, testing, consulting, other services
  • CAD/CAM/CAE design
  • Finite element modeling/analysis (FEM/FEA)
  • Materials analysis
  • Product design
  • Regulatory compliance