Dassault Systèmes and a Premium German Automaker Develop a Body-in-White Stamping Die Design Application to Reduce Vehicle Development Time

  • The two companies analyzed how the valid definition of stamped sheet metal parts and the design process of stamping dies in tool manufacturing could be optimized with CATIA applications.
  • The goal was to guide a user through the complex process of creating molds to reduce cycle time and scale with highly automated features
  • Automotive parts can be produced with a focus on reducing tooling costs and associated design time

Dassault Systems IN DSY.PA))) today announced that it is working with the BMW Group to establish solutions to increase the efficiency of vehicle development programs. With BMW Group’s valuable contribution of deep process and specialist know-how, the two companies have collaborated to create a process-oriented, industry-ready solution for sheet metal stamping part definition and die design. stamping which will increase the efficiency of part design. and manufacturing process.

Dassault Systèmes’ CATIA Stamping Die Face Design application provides a seamless tooling experience used in the development of high-quality stamped body and chassis parts.

Based on a detailed description of the production concept, the automated validation of the manufacturing process can be started in an early development phase. Errors recognized and eliminated before the industrialization stage will save costs and time in the manufacturing process.

The CATIA Stamping Die Face Design application provides digital continuity throughout all phases of the development process. It also helps users reduce manual efforts by making all relevant information such as process and geometry available for subsequent process steps, including press line simulation or cost calculation.

In addition, the CATIA Stamping Die Face Design application provides specialized method planning and advanced surface design features that allow a company to capture and reuse stamping-specific knowledge.

“BMW Group and Dassault Systèmes have worked in a trusted partnership relationship for years, and our co-developed solution has now been successfully implemented into the BMW Group production system,” said Laurence. Montanari, Vice President, Transportation & Mobility Industry, Dassault. Systems. “Our CATIA Stamping Die Face Design application can help automotive manufacturers and their suppliers optimize stamped bodywork in white or chassis parts and tooling engineering, while reducing tooling costs and the associated design time. The design and manufacture of tooling represent a significant part of the cost of vehicle development, and its optimization is a key factor of competitiveness.”

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