Siemens PLM Software Inc.

Product lifecycle management (PLM) software, NX, a CAD/CAM/CAE commercial software suite, and Teamcenter, an integrated set of PLM and collaboration (CPD) tools.

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National Composites Centre purchases Coriolis C5 robotic gantry AFP
Developed for rate production of large, complex composite structures, C5 will be part of world’s most advanced, flexible dry-fiber deposition cell.

continuous fiber 3D printing

DSM and CEAD partner for FGF 3D printing
The companies plan to develop new materials and processes for continuous fiber 3D printing and diverse end market applications.

composites automation software for AFP/ATL

Smarter, integrated data for ATL/AFP
More than helping to eliminate dry runs and costly errors, AFP/ATL software is beginning to benefit the whole product lifecycle through the interconnectedness of the digital thread.

Bye Aerospace eFlyer 2

Bye Aerospace expands eFlyer operations to larger hangar
The larger hangar, at Centennial Airport in Denver, Colorado, houses the company’s full engineering and operations team as well as prototype programs like its eFlyer 2 electric aircraft (formerly Sun Flyer).

SABIC UDMAX thermoplastic tape, JEC World 2019

JEC World 2019 preview: SABIC
SABIC (Pittsfield, Mass., U.S., 6/P12) is highlighting the progress of its Digital Composites Manufacturing line, an automated digital systems for rapid, large-scale laminate manufacturing, via a 360-degree virtual reality experience.

composites 3D printing, robotics

Moving continuous-fiber 3D printing into production
With patents proliferating and production applications emerging, 3D printing with continuous fiber reinforcement is poised for significant market growth.

Uniti One prototype electric vehicle uses carbon fiber thermoplastic composites

Future automotive is collaborative, digital and smart using composites
According to Swedish startup Uniti, “The era of heavy, costly and unsustainable is coming to an end.”

automated kitting

GKN Fokker to implement automated kitting solution from Airborne
The automated kitting solution is said to reduce costs by saving man-hours and material scrap, and it enabling a flexible and digital workflow.

Additive Manufacturing software simulation

Siemens announces additive manufacturing software tool to improve 3D printing accuracy
An Additive Manufacturing (AM) Process Simulation tool for predicting distortion during 3D printing will be launched with January 2019 NX and Simcenter 3D software updates.

virtual reality in composites

Advancing composites through virtual and augmented reality
A review of technologies that are bridging the technical divide between the virtual world of design and simulation, and the real-world of composites manufacturing and repair.

Siemens to offer 3D data visualization with Lightwork Design acquisition
Using more realistic imagery, simulations and VR environments can help identify and address potential product problems.

The International 14: High-tech but still accessible
Naval architect Paul Bieker and Henderson Boat Co. team take this venerable marine racing class to a more affordable performance/cost combination.

Aviation Week to present webinar on design for aerospace
Aviation Week will present a free webinar titled “Discover the Next Generation of Design for Aerospace” on Aug. 1, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. ET. 

VERICUT software

CGTech expands software partnership with Siemens PLM Software
CGTech now offers a connection with Siemens’ Teamcenter software as part of its VERICUT toolpath simulation software. 

Big composite container protects vital satellite
Before they experience the vibrations of launch and the rigors of the space environment, satellites first have to make it to the launch pad. Pagnotta Engineering Inc. (PEI, Exton, PA, US) was called upon by Orbital ATK (Dulles, VA, US) to design a shipping box to protect Orbital ATK’s GEOStar-3 geosynchronous satellite bus structure, during shipment.

Airborne, Siemens, SABIC partner for TPC mass production
Having acquired Fibre Reinforced Thermoplastics B.V. (FRT, Lelystad, Netherlands) in 2016, SABIC was looking for a partner to produce large quantities of thermoplastic composite parts (using its UDMAX tapes, of course) at a radically lower cost. “We have been doing this type of work for a variety of industries,” says Arno van Mourik, founder and director of Airborne (The Hague, The Netherlands). His company is the leading manufacturer of thermoplastic composite pipe for oil and gas. “We have developed software and an industrialized process that now produces 40-50 tonnes of continuous product in one go without touch labor.” In 2015, Airborne built the Digital Factory Composites Field Lab with partners Siemens (Plano, TX, US) and KUKA Robotics (Augsburg, Germany) to pursue digitalization of composites processes.

Thermoplastic composites: Past the tipping point?
The manufacturing world watched a decade ago as automatically placed thermoset composite tapes replaced aluminum in commercial airframes and made composites a household word in markets around the world. Has the time come for thermoplastic composite tapes to make a similar impact?

JEC World 2018 crowded aisle.

JEC World 2018: The highlights
JEC World is the composites industry’s largest trade show and did not disappoint this year.

iComposite 4.0 AZL Schuler press glass fiber spray deposition preform with local carbon fiber UD patches

iComposite 4.0 — cutting composites cost by 50%
An intelligent, integrated process using 3D fiber spraying, inline inspections/simulation and embedded RFID chips to cut scrap and rejections for structural HP-RTM epoxy parts.

Airborne SABIC Siemens partnership to mass produce thermoplastic composites parts

Airborne, Siemens and SABIC partner to mass produce thermoplastic composites
Flexible, automated production lines, featuring radically low conversion costs, aimed at millions of parts/yr — CW’s interview with all three companies.

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.

Product Categories of Siemens PLM Software Inc.

Auxiliary processing equipment, repair equipment, and supplies
  • Auxiliary processing equipment
    • CAD/CAM/CAE hardware/software
Testing, gauging, monitoring, analytical equipment and software
  • Modeling/simulation/virtual testing software