Future Directions of Manufacturing
Track: NX CAM and Tecnomatix User Connection
Manufacturers face a changing business climate. For example, in the Aerospace industry, an ever increasing demand for commercial airplanes, as airlines are heavily investing in renewing their fleets, creates a huge demand backlog and Aerospace companies are making significant effort to improve their productivity and deliver faster and better. In this session, we will demonstrate a glimpse into the future of manufacturing and how they might be able to achieve their productivity improvements. We will show a comprehensive manufacturing engineering workflow that will include: • Building a digital twin, based on a digital thread of engineering data, to realize (manufacture) products faster, by shortening development cycles. • Planning automated production process, and introduction of shop floor automation, which will replace previous manual processes. In particular, we will also demonstrate some of our new and upcoming disruptive technologies, such as:
• Virtual commissioning of automated manufacturing processes.
• Planning a manufacturing process for composite parts, and using a robotics application for additive manufacturing of these parts.
• Planning a human-robot collaboration within a production line. Digital thread of shop floor layout data, across different manufacturing engineering disciplines.