Dassault Systèmes has partnered with aerospace and defence technology group, Safran Group, to develop an end-to-end digital validation process for additive manufacturing aerospace parts using its 3DEXPERIENCE platform.
The partnership brings together Dassault Systèmes' 3DEXPERIENCE platform with Safran’s expertise in technologies within the sectors for the development of a world-class validation solution. The process will address upstream material design and downstream manufacturing processes and testing to provide digital continuity for all engineering parameters including generative design, 3D printing optimisation, multi-robotic production and certification, for the additive manufacturing of an engine part.
“Dassault Systèmes’ long history of collaboration with Safran is now taking on a new dimension to embrace and integrate new materials and methods of engineering, production and maintenance that will significantly impact the aviation industry,” said Dominique Florack, Senior Executive Vice President, Research & Development, Dassault Systèmes. “Our 3DEXPERIENCE platform’s strategy covers all aspects of the additive manufacturing process, from material design to conceptual design, generative design to manufacturing, and certification to repair. Together with Safran, we can nurture virtual world processes for a complete approach in this field that will help revolutionize tomorrow’s manufacturing.”
Pierre Fabre, Senior Executive Vice President R&T, Innovation, Safran, added: “Research and technology is a fundamental part of Safran, allowing us to drive continuous improvements for safer and more environmental-friendly air travel. Safran is currently leading the field in using 3D printing technology to manufacture its engines. By pooling expertise with Dassault Systèmes and its 3DEXPERIENCE platform, we can accelerate the innovation process and better meet customers' needs.”
Dassault Systèmes recently announced “Build to Operate”, a solution experience for aerospace and defence that will allow more control over the manufacturing operations for aerospace production. The platform provides better visibility across the entire process and gives real time traceability of quality issues to detect risks and AM defects.