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A factory of the future and manufacturing research centre explores, develops and implements optimised production procedures for industry using Dassault Systèmes PLM for its technical, environmental and commercial benefits.

The University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC), in association with Boeing, explores the use of new tools and techniques for advanced manufacturing and contains the Rolls-Royce Factory of the Future.

Techniques are refined in the factory using on-site advanced machine tools and Dassault Systèmes CATIA, DELMIA and 3dvia PLM technology.

Industrial partners come to the AMRC with problems they don’t have the time, expertise or capability to solve themselves.

How the PLM is used

  • DELMIA Quest is used to digitally plan optimised factory layouts that calibrate and iterate process flow; health and safety; best use of capital equipment; and robot simulation
  • CATIA is used to create digital prismatic parts, thin-wall five-axis forms and large aerospace assemblies
  • CATIA is also used to improve machining process strategy by optimising tool paths
  • Accelerometers are used to find spindle speeds that reduce vibration and stabilise the machine
  • This allows tools to operate at maximum speed, optimum cut depth and greatest overall efficiency
  • 3dvia Composer is used to look at single parts and assemblies in context and to consider in 3D their assembly procedure and its optimisation
  • This enables design faults to be detected and corrected before any damage is done

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About Dassault Systèmes

As a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, Dassault Systèmes brings value to more than 100,000 customers in 80 countries. A pioneer in the 3D software market since 1981, Dassault Systèmes develops and markets PLM application software and services that support industrial processes and provide a 3D vision of the entire lifecycle of products from conception to maintenance to recycling. The Dassault systems 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. Dassault Systèmes is listed on the Nasdaq (DASTY) and Euronext Paris (#13065) stock exchanges. For more information, visit our website.

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