Pune, India: May 18, 2015 -- Geometric Limited, a leader in Product lifecycle Management (PLM), Global Engineering Services and Offshore Product Development (OPD) Solutions and Technologies, announces the availability of a new version 4.0 of its automated design for manufacturability solution, DFMPro for NX™ software. DFMPro version 4.0 delivers enhanced design flexibility with newly added support for additive manufacturing, tubing and sand casting processes. NX, developed by Siemens’ product lifecycle management (PLM) software business, is an integrated 3D computer-aided design, manufacturing and engineering analysis (CAD/CAM/CAE) software.
Companies are changing the way they think, design and manufacture. A next generation technique such as additive manufacturing is gaining widespread adoption in major industries as it offers endless opportunities and opens doors for complex geometries and light-weight parts. However traditional manufacturing techniques such as sand casting are still going strong.
With a variety of processes being used for manufacturing parts in a single product, DFMPro can help design engineers learn and apply manufacturing best practices for different processes thus avoiding downstream rework and cost problems. Design problems that result in secondary operations and support structures for additive manufacturing and hot spots, porosity, high shrinkage and cracking issues during sand casting process can be avoided. Tubing, leakage and performance issues can be avoided using DFMPro.
With v4.0, NX users can gain access to the introductory additive manufacturing suite on request. In addition, it further strengthens the rules for existing modules such as, milling, assembly and injection molding aimed at reducing rework, improving manufacturing time, reducing inventory and preventing assembly problems.
“The powerful manufacturability analysis capability provided by DFMPro efficiently leverages, complements and augments Check-Mate, an automated, customizable NX tool providing geometry, drafting and standards validation within the CAD user environment,” said Jim Rusk, Senior Vice President, Siemens PLM Software. The new version of DFMPro provides NX users greater flexibility to design products using multiple processes, including additive manufacturing, while ensuring that they get their designs right the first time.
“With significant enhancements in the new version of DFMPro, we are helping our NX customers confidently and accurately design products for traditional as well additive manufacturing processes, which is essential for success in today’s competitive environment” said Sameer Kondejkar, Head of Geometry Technology Solutions Business Unit at Geometric.
DFMPro is a powerful CAD integrated Design for Manufacturing & Assembly solution which facilitates upstream manufacturability validation and identification of areas of a design that are difficult, expensive or impossible to manufacture. DFMPro provides numerous built-in checks for manufacturing processes like machining, sheet metal, casting, molding, assembly, additive manufacturing and tubing. It is fully integrated within NX, Creo Parametric and SolidWorks, and supports other leading CAD platforms.
Geometric is a specialist in the domain of engineering solutions, services and technologies. Its portfolio of Global Engineering services, Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, Embedded System solutions, and Digital Technology solutions enables companies to formulate, implement, and execute global engineering and manufacturing strategies aimed at achieving greater efficiencies in the product realization lifecycle.
Listed on the Bombay and National stock exchanges in India, the company recorded consolidated revenues of Rupees 11.05 billion (US Dollars 180.61 million) for the year ended March 2015. It employs over 4800 people across 13 global delivery locations in the US, France, Germany, Romania, India, and China. Geometric has been assessed at Maturity Level 3 for CMMI 1.3- Development and CMMI 1.3-Services for its Software and Engineering Services business units and is ISO 9001:2008 certified for engineering operations. The company’s operations are also ISO 27001:2005 certified.
Geometric’s Geometry Technology Solutions (GTS) business unit develops cutting-edge point productivity solutions that enhance design and improve manufacturing operations. The end-user products from Geometric include DFMPro®, CAMWorks®, eDrawings® Publisher, GeomCaliper®, 3DPaintBrush™ and Glovius®. The key technologies from Geometric are NestLib®, Feature Recognition (FR), GeomDiff and 3DSearchIT®. Geometric licenses these technologies to OEM partners and also designs and implements customized process solutions using these technologies for industrial customers. For further details about Geometric’s GTS business unit, please visit www.geometricglobal.com/products
DFMPro is a registered trademark of Geometric Limited. NX is a trademark or registered trademark of Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries. The copyright/ trademarks of all products referenced herein are held by their respective companies.
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