Ready for Rate accelerates manufacturing ramp-up and improves quality by enabling engineering and manufacturing planning stakeholders to connect the dots and have real-time access to accurate product and product build information.

Ready for Rate enables flexible production while delivering products with first-time quality, on budget, and on schedule. Aerospace manufacturers can take advantage of the 3DEXPERIENCE® platform to implement lean practices that remove waste in critical areas of manufacturing. Planners can define and validate manufacturing processes down to individual work instructions virtually to eliminate potential issues and waste before they occur.

The R2021x release for Ready for Rate provides new capabilities for robotic optimizations, factory flow simulation with AGVs and additional translators for robot off-line programming. Scheduling had also been improved with new roles and capabilities in both the Master Production Schedule and Sales & Operations Planning processes.

Part Fabrication Process Engineering

Leverage 3D design data to create, visualize and document the fabrication strategy by validating all requirements and characteristics for the part

  • Ensure future production rate and quality by planning, authoring, simulating and optimizing the complete part fabrication process in the 3DEXPERIENCE Twin of the production system
  • Improve productivity with effective fabrication plan validation and quick implementation of engineering changes
  • Accelerate NPI with accurate and easy-to-understand graphical work instructions
  • Avoid rework on the production line with 3D validation of tooling and fixtures for the manufacturing resources
  • Smarter and faster programming of NC machines with integrated simulation with precision automation

Plant & Production Line Layout pre-study

Design, validate, and optimize the manufacturing process and resources in the context of factory layout very early during the product design process

  • Improve accuracy with virtual validation of plant and/or production line design
  • Anticipate equipment commissioning constraints and issues
  • Minimize risk by simulating the dynamic behavior of production scenarios with workers, fixed and mobile equipment, machines, tools etc.
  • Save cost by reducing idle times, number of required workers and costly equipment through “what-if analysis” & factory flow simulations in 3D
  • Ensure capability of new product introduction in existing layout by using existing equipment and tooling

Robot Programming & Simulation

Create, simulate, program and validate the 3D cell layouts, devices and work cells for various robotics applications such as welding, painting, and machining

  • Reduce capital investment by virtually designing and validating new robotic systems
  • Ensure future production rate and quality by robot programming, simulation and optimization in the 3DEXPERIENCE Twin of the production system
  • Avoid costly damage and rework through virtual validation of the tools and processes
  • Accelerate the speed of incorporating engineering change to the assembly robots, cells and line
  • Transform the structured assembly lines to a flexible and highly efficient automated robotic line

NC Programming & Simulation

Define all the required NC manufacturing programs with integrated simulation and best-in-class tool paths

  • Ensure future production rate by NC programming, simulation and optimization in the 3DEXPERIENCE Twin of the production system
  • Increase quality significantly by leveraging part family based NC planning and programming automation
  • Improve productivity enhancements for tool management, NC setup preparation, NC program creation, NC program validation and NC program simulation
  • Leverage complete coverage of NC machining processes from prismatic milling & turning, to wire EDM, to 5 axis surface machining to the most complex mill-turn machining centers
  • Re-use Corporate rules and standards for tools & machining process

Assembly Process Engineering & Virtual Build

Create, visualize and document manufacturing plans and work instructions in the context of the virtual assembly line to be pushed downstream for execution

  • Ensure future production rate and quality by planning, authoring, simulating and optimizing the complete assembly process
  • Accelerate the speed of incorporating engineering and manufacturing change to the Final Assembly lines based on the digital thread of engineering design, manufacturing planning and execution data
  • Improve first time right aerospace assembly metrics to accelerate delivery timelines
  • Shorter learning curve for production workers through 3D-enabled work instructions
  • Reduce manufacturing preparation time & cost

Drilling & Riveting for Assembly

Create, simulate, program and validate the 3D cell layouts, devices and work cells for various robotic applications such as welding, painting, and machining

  • Reduce capital investment by virtually designing and validating new robotic systems in new and existing factories
  • Ensure future production rate and quality by robot programming, simulation and optimization in the 3DEXPERIENCE Twin of the production system
  • Avoid costly damage and rework through virtual validation of the tools and processes
  • Accelerate the speed of incorporating engineering change to the assembly robots, cells and line
  • Transform the structured assembly lines to a flexible and highly efficient automated robotic line

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