Creating world-class composite parts requires best-in-class enterprise solutions
While assessing part producibility is critical to avoiding costly re-work, most manufacturing processes require incorporation of additional manufacturing details.
For hand layup, these are built-in to the Fibersim ply, with real-time feedback of different darting strategies, material width warnings, and automated splice group assignment. For automated deposition, Fibersim provides advanced tools to account for minimum course limitations of specific machines and the staggering of origins for path planning.
Once the details are captured, they can be leveraged directly by the shop floor via exports to flat pattern, laser projection, and path planning software.
Resolving material deformation, deviation, and fiber buckling before layup reduces iterations and increases manufacturing throughput. Fibersim does this with flexible, automated splicing and darting capabilities. Incorporating specifications, including staggered splicing, splice overlap, no-splice regions, and no-dart region, helps automate creation and ensures design and manufacturing requirements are met.
Documenting a composite design for manufacture can be a tedious and error-prone process. By repurposing the composite design data already captured in Fibersim, the Documentation module can be used to automate the generation of accurate manufacturing plybooks, ply tables, and 3D data.
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