Additive Manufacturing is delivering real business benefits as it secures its place in mainstream manufacturing. But what do you need to know if you have not yet evaluated the technology? What software tools are available? Which processes need to change and what has changed since your last review? Taking your first steps may not be as difficult as you might expect, with the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.
The Platform Advantage
Maintain One Data Set
The 3DEXPERIENCE platform maintains one data set across design, development and manufacturing functions within an affordable and intuitive tool. All the stakeholders in the business can be part of the projects and view progress in real time, enabling you to simplify processes within the virtual environment prior to committing to print.
Use Familiar Tools
Using familiar tools from the CATIA, SIMULIA and DELMIA brands, you can spend as much time as you need experiencing and assimilating the technology. From optimised generative design, to simulation & analysis, to detailed simulation of the manufacture on a digital twin of the actual printer hardware.
Additive Manufacturing is not for every product, so the 3DEXPERIENCE platform allows you to compare and contrast the pros and cons of a number of manufacturing methods, giving you all the information you need to make the right manufacturing decision for each component, all before a single part is printed.
Validate Additive Manufacturing in a Digital Virtual Environment
Print when you are ready to print
Introducing a new manufacturing method has its associated cost. It is therefore essential that you fully understand how you will integrate technology and process, upskill your workforce and iron out as many potential issues as you can, as early as possible.
This is where Renishaw’s Solution Centre comes into it’s own. It provides a complete development environment prior to role out within your own business.
Introducing Renishaw’s Solution Centres
Renishaw Solutions Centres provide a secure development environment in which you can build your knowledge and confidence using metal additive manufacturing (AM) technology. Equipped with the latest AM systems and staffed with knowledgeable engineers, the Solutions Centres offer you a fast and accessible way to rapidly deploy this exciting technology in your business.
Together, TECHNIA and Renishaw will support you throughout your investigation and business case development process helping you to explore the software tools, optimise your design, build your confidence in the process, and gain the evidence you need to make investment decisions.