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The aerospace industry has the challenge of building more aircrafts with a shorter time to market. The new planes will be lighter, faster and more efficient. These aircrafts of the future drive new demands on product design, production planning, engineering and execution, as well as service.
As a long established partner of the aerospace industry, Siemens offers a comprehensive range of products, systems and solutions for all steps of aircraft manufacturing.
Increasing global competition, new technologies and materials, higher complexity, and a growing commercial aircraft backlog are the primary trends that are putting more and more pressure on aerospace companies to deliver high precision products faster.
Numerous parts, materials, functions and external factors have to be considered, even before the first prototype is being built. Prototyping itself is a time-consuming and cost-intensive task.
From product design to engineering and manufacturing, NX is the best-in-class solution that helps companies to deliver high precision products faster and more efficiently. Designing aerospace parts digitally allows creating a digital twin of the real airplane. This virtual version of the airplane represents every detail and aspect and can be used to simulate, test, and optimize the airplane before production.
The benefits of digitalization can be achieved when all interfaces between the separate steps along the value chain are eliminated. Interfaces make the process prone to error, therefore a common data backbone is needed that can serve as a consistent communication and innovation platform. Teamcenter PLM software from Siemens is the appropriate data management solution in the aerospace industry. It is a consistent data backbone, offering access to all data from all areas involved.
Simcenter lets you predict performance of your 3D geometry based designs.
Simcenter testing solutions offer a complete, integrated environment for test-based engineering, combining high-speed multi-channel data acquisition with a full suite of integrated testing, analytics and reporting tools.
LMS simulation and testing solutions help aerospace companies manage the complexities of future product development by incorporating model-based mechatronic simulation and advanced testing solutions into the product development process. LMS Testing Solutions increases productivity, delivers more reliable results and covers all types of noise, vibration, durability testing and engineering tasks in the lab and field.
Planning the production and assembly process involves a variety of production equipment, e.g. like robots and automated guided vehicles. The manufacturing process needs to be set up perfectly to ensure maximum output and efficiency. Configuration-based documentation with visual 3D images and graphics are needed to increase transparency into process workflow.
With Tecnomatix Plant Simulation, you can optimize the flow of material through the production facility – identify bottlenecks, determine the size of buffer zones, and simulate the energy consumption in the plant. Our solution enables earlier decision-making during the product lifecycle thanks to the integration of manufacturing considerations throughout each phase of the lifecycle.
The benefits of digitalization can be achieved when all interfaces between the separate steps along the value chain are eliminated. Interfaces make the process prone to error, therefore a common data backbone is needed that can serve as a consistent communication and innovation platform. Teamcenter PLM software from Siemens is the appropriate data management solution in the aerospace industry. It serves as a consistent data backbone, offering access to all data from all areas involved.
SIMATIC IT Preactor is a family of production planning and scheduling software products that improve the synchronization of your manufacturing processes, giving you greater visibility and control to increase utilization and on-time delivery while reducing inventory levels and waste.
The growing manufacturing complexity and the increasing order backlog call for a faster time-to-market and require a flexible production environment. Connecting the virtual world of product design and production planning with the real world of automation is a major task. Consistent data is crucial, and any inconsistency has to be detected even before the start of production. Siemens offers integrated engineering solutions with central data management for the aerospace industry. Integrated engineering enables integrated planning from engineering through to automation, based on one single electronic workflow.
TIA Portal opens the door to the world of Totally Integrated Automation (TIA). It includes powerful and scalable automation hardware that works seamlessly with other elements of the system. A virtual commissioning makes it possible to simulate and validate the engineering before the start of operation. A unique and consistent user interface concept for all technologies provides a connectivity standard and increased security.
Industrial communication with products and systems from Siemens ensure greater company-wide efficiency. Our best-in-class components like SIMATIC NET are based on proven standards, which allow you to implement powerful, integrated data networks.
To ensure comprehensive protection of industrial plants from internal and external cyber attacks, all levels must be protected simultaneously – ranging from the plant management level to the field level and from access control to copy protection.
NX for Manufacturing provides aerospace manufacturers with a complete set of solutions for part manufacturing – from CAM to CNC controllers. By using NX for Manufacturing, aerospace manufacturers can improve part manufacturing efficiency and reduce NC programming and machining time.
Siemens manufacturing operations management, also known as MOM, is a holistic solution that provides full visibility into manufacturing processes so you can steadily improve manufacturing operations performance. As the evolution of a manufacturing execution system (MES), a manufacturing operations management system consolidates all production processes to improve quality management, advanced planning and scheduling, manufacturing execution systems, R&D management and more.
SIMATIC IT MES/MOM platform fills the gap between Business Systems (e.g. ERP, PLM) and the Shop Floor, creating the conditions for an efficiency increase at the plant and within supply chain operations. SIMATIC IT ensures greater process-flexibility and efficiency, complete integration of regulatory and quality requirements, synchronized production processes for optimal supply-chain management, and sustained reductions in maintenance and operation costs.
The SINUMERIK Integrate product suite facilitates simple networking of machine tools in the IT production landscape. This optimizes production and reduces production costs for aerospace manufacturers.
The SINUMERIK 840D sl opens up an extensive technology range., which includes high-performance milling and turning, grinding and laser machining, as well as gearwheel machining and multitasking machining. With its flexibility, the SINUMERIK 840D sl is the CNC of choice for opening up completely new technology fields.
The intelligent choice for your automation tasks - Siemens offers the right controller for a wide range of automation requirements. The SIMATIC range of controllers comprises of Basic, Advanced, Distributed and Software Controllers offering impressive scalability and integration of their functions.
Our SCADA system offers maximum functionality and a user-friendly user interface. With this configurable and scalable system, you have the advantage of absolute openness to both the office environment and to production. Numerous options and add-ons extend and expand the scope of our performance.
Our longstanding focus on aerospace manufacturing positions Siemens as the competent partner for traditional and digital services.
For aerospace manufacturers, maximizing productivity and optimizing the Total Cost of Ownership of production equipment are the crucial success factors to maintain long-term competitive advantage.