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The 3DEXPERIENCE platform from Dassault Systèmes has been the go-to system of organization for many a business utilizing additive manufacturing, and today the company announced that 3DEXPERIENCE has now been adopted by GE Aviation. GE Aviation, of course, has long been known as the company behind the remarkable 3D printed LEAP fuel nozzle, and has been working with 3D printing for a long time. The 3DEXPERIENCE platform will help the company ensure continuity and collaboration across its business, throughout the entire additive manufacturing cycle from design to production. This will enable quicker time to market, meeting increasing demand.

The platform will help GE Aviation create a digital thread, which will include requirements definition, design, analysis, simulation, manufacturing, qualification and supporting the development of new manufacturing technologies and techniques.

“For GE Aviation Hamble, the implementation of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform supports our ongoing focus on developing innovative aerostructures for the Aerospace industry,” said Paulo Mancilla, Executive Engineering Leader, GE Aviation’s Hamble UK facility. “This enables us to use techniques like digital 3D modelling from design through manufacturing and qualification to create high performance aerostructures for the aviation industry.”

3DEXPERIENCE offers intuitive 3D applications for product design, analysis, manufacturing and data management in a digital environment. It is a single collaborative platform that allows employees of a business to define, share, review, integrate, validate, execute and report, and provides digital continuity from concept to delivery.

“Weight, performance and cost continue to dominate the competitiveness of developing and fabricating sophisticated and complex aerostructures for the latest generation of aircraft,” said David Ziegler, Vice President, Aerospace & Defense Industry, Dassault Systèmes. “As a global leader in this field, GE Aviation is constantly innovating and has recognized how the 3DEXPERIENCE platform provides critical technology for this approach. We are very proud to be their partners in this transformation.”

An increase in collaboration between engineering and supply chain functions will result in reduced cycle times for GE Aviation and its customers. A common user interface offers a unified experience and a shared digital reference that ensures everyone is working on the latest information in relevant context. The platform also offers improved visibility and optimized response times to customer requests, and increased productivity, thanks to the data-centric rationale and intuitive search capabilities.

The 3DEXPERIENCE platform has shown itself to be an effective tool in the aerospace industry, having been used by companies such as Boeing, Airbus and Bombardier for more than 20 years. 3D printing is having a major effect on the aerospace industry, and to truly take advantage of all that the technology has to offer, corporations such as these must be able to organize and communicate effectively across facilities and departments to ensure that production runs smoothly. This is what the 3DEXPERIENCE platform offers, and GE Aviation finds itself in good company having adopted the platform for its needs.

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