Published on March 10, 2014
WHAT IS YOUR PLM CHALLENGE? 3-PART WEBINAR SERIES PART 3 – DECREASE DESIGN TIME, INCREASE PRODUCT PERFORMANCE & RELIABILITY MARCH 5, 2014
WHAT IS YOUR PLM CHALLENGE? WEBINAR SERIES Part 3 – Decrease design time, increase product performance & reliability ERL Performance – Tom Gaunt – Stephen Wilkins Geometric Solutions – Tom Gaunt Geometric Solutions Overview – Jane Gardner
WhoWe Are • Electromechanical Research Laboratories, Inc (ERL) was founded in 1970. • Dr. Larry Wilkins is ERL’s Founder and President and built ERL’s business on old fashioned values and today’s leading technology.
WhoWe Are • We’ve continued to maintain our old fashion values while producing high quality products and providing exceptional service. • Integrity in customer relations along with high tech design regarding engineering, testing and manufacturing methods is job #1.
WhoWe Are • ERL Commercial Marine Inc • Our 46,000 square foot manufacturing facility produces equipment for the demanding marine workplace environment. It all adds up toVALUE for you.
WhoWe Are • ERL Performance Inc • In an industry (especially the sport compact) where close is good enough, ERL Performance takes a different approach. • The best method is a solid foundation. If the block and short block assembly is done right, then bolt on power upgrades can be added in the future.
Challenges ERL Faced • We needed an engineering software that different users with a variety of abilities could use effectively. • We needed to be able to grow with the software and expand our capabilities as our needs evolved and / or changed.
Challenges ERL Faced • We needed a software that allowed quick convenient communication between engineer, CNC programmer, drafter, and the shop floor. • We are a small business and we didn’t want to use competitive software packages that necessitated translation between each product.
ERL’s Path Forward • Before we purchased Siemens Software solutions we had one drafter that did all of the modeling and drafting. • We started with CAD and simple CAM capability and we were able to slowly increase our capabilities over the past 3 years. • Now we have 3 engineers that use NX for 3D modeling, 2D drafting, simulation, and CAM.
ERL’s Path Forward • We have our drafters using Solid Edge even more effectively than AutoCAD for the shop. • All of the engineers and drafters communicate effectively and quickly with the Siemens software solutions. • It is cost effective using the right Siemens software tool for the right people and processes.
ERL’s Process Interoperability • Today we use NX and Solid Edge interoperability for: • 3D CAD • 2D Drawings • FEA • Motion Simulation • CAM • Laser output & Press Brake output • CNC output • 3 axis machining and 3+2 machining • 2D lathe with live tooling • Dual Spindle Lathe
ERL’s Process Results • We spend zero time translating data between programs • Our Drawings are updated with the push of 1 button. • We continuously update ourCNC capability and update our Siemens software to maintain our advantage. • With Siemens Post Builder we are able to edit & create our own post processors for each new CNC machine we buy.
ERL WITH SIEMENS SOFTWARE INTEROPERABILITY TOM GAUNT
ERL WITH SIEMENS SOFTWARE INTEROPERABILITY Understanding ERL’s Vision • Relationships - taking the time to meet with customer. • It’s not about selling software for software sales sakes only, but helping our customer by understanding their process needs. • Working from the customer's side of the table.
ERL WITH SIEMENS SOFTWARE INTEROPERABILITY Working Together • Understanding ERL’s priorities • ERL Performance requirements for design development was satisfied with Siemens NX solutions. • Soon after Solid Edge became the option for the shop floor for use the product development NX data. • Knowledge Transfer • Mentoring onsite - SE, NX Motion • Siemens NX CAM training – Classroom • Service to Ownership • Motion Simulation services • FEA Study
ERL WITH SIEMENS SOFTWARE INTEROPERABILITY Siemens Software Interoperability • Unmatched Interoperability with the Extended Enterprise Interoperability with all PLM products is a core vision. • Siemens PLM Software has a clear and consistent development strategy, providing a level of integration unique to the industry. • Siemens PLM Software has built a leadership position in allowing different products to co-exist and offering a safe, scalable approach for both design and data management.
ERL WITH SIEMENS SOFTWARE INTEROPERABILITY Siemens Software Interoperability
ERL WITH SIEMENS SOFTWARE INTEROPERABILITY Siemens Software Interoperability • The associative embedding technology is already production proven with many customers using combinations of NX and Solid Edge. • Each product contains exclusive technology to allow part, assembly and attribute information to be passed between them. • Solid Edge parts can be used in NX assemblies, with designers having the ability to update any of the parts from the assembly level in NX.
ERL WITH SIEMENS SOFTWARE INTEROPERABILITY Siemens Software Interoperability • Attributes which have been defined in Solid Edge, can be transferred to NX for use in machining, while NX parts can be opened in Solid Edge for downstream operations such as fixture design. • Solid Edge powerful assembly design tools are used to build components around the NX part – using unique systems design capabilities to ensure accurate fit and function of the welding fixture before any parts are manufactured. • Associative embedding ensures that updates to the original files will be recognized and acted upon in either system, keeping collaborative projects in sync at all times.
ERL WITH SIEMENS SOFTWARE INTEROPERABILITY Siemens Software Interoperability • As a result, tooling work can be carried out in parallel with product design and part notification for updates to all team members. • Both solid and sheet bodies can be utilized, even when a file contains multiple solid bodies, and the NX designer can define which geometry will be transferred to Solid Edge. • For NX assemblies, Solid Edge will recreate the assembly structure – occurrence names, colors, file names – even when the original assembly files do not reside in the same folder.
ERL WITH SIEMENS SOFTWARE INTEROPERABILITY Siemens Software Interoperability • The level of interoperability is such that Solid Edge can find the NX part files related to a given assembly and recreate an accurate view of the assembly. • The NX files present in the Solid Edge assembly will remain associative back to the NX application, and can still be opened and worked on. • If the original part is modified, Solid Edge will clearly show that the geometry is out-of-date with respect to the original, and the user can update as necessary. • This can be either a manual or automatic process.
ERL WITH SIEMENS SOFTWARE INTEROPERABILITY Siemens Software Interoperability • Solid Edge is a key element in this integration strategy and has helped many customers scale there design and data management system to match their needs. • This level of interoperability allows companies to maximize product delivery potential while protecting their investment in intellectual capital.
ERL WITH SIEMENS SOFTWARE INTEROPERABILITY Summary • ERL is a good example of leveraging NX and Solid Edge keeping parts and assemblies in sync providing costs savings at the software level and also at the process level. • ERL is always looking to improve their technology to stay in their leadership role. • ERL is open to using us as resource - allowing us to help.
COMPANY OVERVIEW JANE GARDNER
YOUR PLM SOLUTIONS PARTNER Right People Right Processes Right Solutions CAD/CAD/CAE/PDM Software Geometric Solutions’ strategic partnerships enable us to provide our customers with cutting-edge technologies and services to maximize creativity, productivity, and profitability Technical Training We offer certified training for all our software and solutions packages: • Traditional classroom training • Web-based distance learning • Online-self-paced training • Customized training IT Support – First Line Of Support program We use the latest support methods to support our customers: • Over-the-web appshare • Phone support • Email • Website Consulting & Implementation Services As your trusted advisor, we can perform an audit of your current software solutions and assess your various engineering and manufacturing processes. Our goal is to provide you with a comprehensive roadmap, outlining the right tools, services, and best practices to meet your needs and requirements Your complete source
YOUR PLM SOLUTIONS PARTNER Right People Right Processes Right Solutions IT Support – First Line Of Support program We use the latest support methods to support our customers • Monday – Friday: 8am – 6pm EST • Customized Support Packages available Over-The-Web Appshare • On demand remote support • Fast and secure • Desktop calling card Phone Support • 1-866-844-4470 Email • firstname.lastname@example.org Website • www.geometricsolutions.net Received 100% on previous Siemens Support Audit Your complete source
YOUR PLM SOLUTIONS PARTNER Right People Right Processes Right Solutions Financing Options We can customize a leasing plan that will fit your budget and address your needs. • 12 months SAME AS CASH • 3.9% Lease – minimum payment as low as $383/month • Solid Edge ST6/Hardware lease bundle Bundle multiple components: • Other software/hardware • Training • Services • Machinery Your complete source
YOUR PLM SOLUTIONS PARTNER Right People Right Processes Right SolutionsYour complete source Supporting the complete product development lifecycle Waltonen Headquarters & Engineering • Warren, MI • Atlanta, GA Geometric Solutions • Indianapolis, IN • Warren, MI • Chicago, IL • Atlanta, GA
YOUR PLM SOLUTIONS PARTNER Right People Right Processes Right SolutionsYour complete source Product Development •Concept Engineering •Product Design •Modeling •Simulation •Digital Manufacturing •Systems Integration •Mechanical Design •Electrical Design •Program Management Manufacturing Engineering •Facilities Planning •Assembly Equipment •Automated Systems •Exterior Sheet Metal •Prototype •Production •Transfer Equipment •Fastening Systems •Test Equipment •Spare/Service Parts Quality Engineering •Dimensional Engineering •Human Ergonomics •CMM Inspection •Scanning •GD&T •Tolerance Analysis •Re-Engineering •Checking Fixture Design & Build PLM Software Solutions •Siemens PLM Software Solution Partner •Solid Edge •NX (UG) •Tecnomatix •Teamcenter •Consultation •Implementation •Support Services •Tech Support/Training Geometric Solutions is a Siemens PLM Specialist • Technology transfer • Engineering services • Implementation • Data migration • Customized OEM services • Service to ownership • NX CAD/CAM/CAE • Solid Edge/Femap • Tecnomatix • Teamcenter Software Suite Of Products Related Services
YOUR PLM SOLUTIONS PARTNER Right People Right Processes Right SolutionsYour complete source Geometric Solutions Parent Company Privately owned, Michigan-based small business founded in 1957 Full-service engineering solutions company supporting the complete product development lifecycle: • Product Development • Modeling & Simulation • Manufacturing Engineering • Quality Engineering • Design & Build Industries served: • Automotive • Aerospace • Military • Medical Devices • Heavy Machinery • Energy • Consumer Products ISO 9001 Certified - Financial Strength & Stability – Proven Track Record (GM & Tier 1)
YOUR PLM SOLUTIONS PARTNER Right People Right Processes Right SolutionsYour complete source Geometric Solutions Parent Company UG / NX 162 VIS/VSA 5 Teamcenter 112 Solid Edge 5 Factory CAD 7 EmPlant 3 IDEAS 4 EmPlanner 5 CATIA V4 / V5 20 Intralink 12 DELMIA IGRIP 3 Jack 1 DELMIA USPOT 5 Imageware 1 PRO-E Wildfire 85 Process Designer 3 Autodesk Inventor 12 Process Simulate 3 Mechanical Desktop 12 VIS Quality 3 AutoCAD 34 VIS View 30 AutoMod 1 VIS Mockup 60 RobCAD 4 Plant Simulation 3 FIDES 25 Factory Flow 3 SolidWorks 5 Teamcenter Manufacturing 3 We use what we sell everyday • 300+ workstations Service offerings: • Installations • Integrations • Implementations • Consultations • Training • Translations • Design • Scanning
Some of Our Customers YOUR PLM SOLUTIONS PARTNER
For more information, contact… YOUR PLM SOLUTIONS PARTNER OnDemand “What Is Your PLM Challenge?” webinar sessions: REGISTER AT www.geometricsolutions.net >> Click on EVENTS button << Part 1: Manage configurable products and maintain product integrity – Featuring DES CASE Corporation success story using Teamcenter – Not recorded – presentation available to view Part 2: Decrease downtime and minimize production problems – Featuring King Automation success story using Tecnomatix Process Simulate Part 3: Decrease design time, increase product performance and reliability – Featuring ERL Performance success story using NX and Solid Edge
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