Aerospace & defenseJanuary 21, 2022

Consolidating designs and integrating aircraft assembly lines

How Electroimpact is using the 3DEXPERIENCE platform as the foundation of its product development operation.
Avatar Rebecca Lambert

As the largest integrator of aircraft assembly lines in the world, Electroimpact knows how important it is for everyone in the supply chain to be working from the same information. Any mismatches between product and factory design files, for example, can lead to costly mistakes, such as robotic arms not fitting how they’re supposed to. Sharing incompatible file formats with clients can slow projects down, too.

That’s why, when the time came for Electroimpact to replace its legacy design applications, it chose the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.

“Our largest commercial aviation customers have initiatives to adopt the platform, so we needed to respond to that,” said Ben Hempstead, mechanical engineering lead and chief of staff at Electroimpact. “We wanted to consolidate designs on the same platform.”

Electroimpact already sees significant benefits from making the transition to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, including improved collaboration between its teams and the ability to standardize designs. The company also continues to secure its involvement in some of the world’s leading aerospace projects.

“Having 3DEXPERIENCE puts Electroimpact in a much better position to participate in these programs,” Hempstead said. “As early adopters, we have a chance to forge a new way of working that will set the standards for other suppliers in the industry to follow.”

Future plans involve using the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to develop virtual twin experiences for the development of all parts and products. This will allow engineers to virtually simulate, test and correct errors well ahead of production.

“3DEXPERIENCE will be fundamental to how we work and the quality of products and services we deliver to customers,” Hempstead said.

Read the full story here to discover how Electroimpact is using the 3DEXPERIENCE platform as the foundation of its product development operation and growing its reputation as a leader in aircraft manufacturing equipment.

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