• Syncrofit

    Syncrofit
    Propelling world-class development of airframe assemblies

    For design engineers, Syncrofit facilitates authoring design data for joints, fasteners and holes to create complete 3D product definitions. The software stores the design data, linked to the associated geometry, directly inside the 3D CAD model. It provides powerful tools for automating repetitive design tasks such as calculating fastener grip lengths and edge distances. It also helps engineers generate deliverables such as model-based definition formats and bill of material (BOM) reports for assembly hardware. For manufacturing engineers, Syncrofit facilitates creation, management and communication of multiple manufacturing states required for assembling airframes. It enables you to easily consume requirements into assembly states – including the condition of supply – to support process planning. It also aids in tracking fastener consumption and delivers key information for programming automated drilling and fastening equipment. The result? A highly efficient process for delivering world-class aircraft on schedule, at reduced cost.

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    Assembly definition

    For design engineers, Syncrofit facilitates authoring design data for joints, fasteners and holes to create complete 3D product definitions. The software stores the design data, linked to the associated geometry, directly inside the 3D CAD model. It provides powerful tools for automating repetitive design tasks such as calculating fastener grip lengths and edge distances. It also helps engineers generate deliverables such as model-based definition formats and bill of material (BOM) reports for assembly hardware. For manufacturing engineers, Syncrofit facilitates creation, management and communication of multiple manufacturing states required for assembling airframes. It enables you to easily consume requirements into assembly states – including the condition of supply – to support process planning. It also aids in tracking fastener consumption and delivers key information for programming automated drilling and fastening equipment. The result? A highly efficient process for delivering world-class aircraft on schedule, at reduced cost.

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    Design rule verification

    Based on 20 years of experience working with OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers on a variety of aerostructure programs, it has been calculated that, on average, more than 40 percent of engineering change orders and rework on the manufacturing floor are related to assembly interfaces, holes and fasteners. In fact, many of these issues are violations of design rules related to holes and fasteners. Syncrofit provides capabilities to avoid design rule violations, including dedicated functionality specifically targeted at validating critical fastener- and hole-related design requirements. The Syncrofit intuitive user interface provides a panel that acts like a dashboard that automatically computes all design rules for each of the fastener locations in an assembly. This provides a quick view of the design rule adherence. As a result, you can be confident that designs will be released within specification and that you will not be facing costly engineering change orders and potential rework or scrapped parts on the manufacturing floor.

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    Fastener and hole visualization

    You need to visualize airframe assemblies differently throughout the development process depending on the task. Syncrofit provides several options to do this, resulting in an unprecedented level of flexibility and efficiency throughout the entire process. During the assembly design and fastener layout phase, simple point and vector representations of fasteners are sufficient to communicate key information quickly – such as fastener location, head side, spacing or distance to edge – while minimizing model size. At other times, cylindrical representations of fasteners are necessary for you to easily visualize fastener lengths and rough interferences without bogging down computing power. But if the task is to perform complete clash/interference detection, maintenance studies or installation studies, or if it is a required supplier deliverable to the OEM, it is necessary to load fasteners into the model. This ensures that all the hardware at every location can be seen – including nuts, washers, nutplates and the like. With the unique ability to toggle between the design and manufacturing state of the hole, Syncrofit helps you visualize detail parts with any of these representations.

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    Release documentation

    As part of the release process, you must create various documentation that defines the airframe assembly. This may include 2D drawings, 3D model-based definition (MBD) data or specialized reports. To meet the demands of the aerospace industry as it transitions from a 2D drawing- based process to a 3D model-centric environment, Siemens PLM Software has established an industry standard 3D MBD approach for capturing and communicating detail part and assembly data. The Syncrofit MBD functionality organizes critical detail part and assembly data in the native CAD model in a structured format. Alternatively, it can be navigated within the Syncrofit viewing application. This ensures consistency between designers and reduces documentation requirements to develop design guides and model format standards. It also provides a consistent way for downstream users to access the data. Data from Syncrofit can also be exported into other formats such as Excel spreadsheets, text files, PDF documents or HTML pages. Syncrofit utilizes an open XML data format, which enables seamless data transfer into other downstream systems with the push of a button.

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    Manufacturing consumption

    Unique manufacturing processes used frequently for airframe assembly (such as match drilling) require the definition of intermediate states that the details and subassemblies progress through to achieve the final assembly. You have a significant challenge consuming the engineering definitions and documenting the individual assembly states, especially when there are changes to the design. These challenges often cause schedule delays due to errors or unanticipated changes required by the design team. Traditional manual and uncontrolled processes for conveying deliverable requirements to suppliers often result in components being incorrectly drilled. Syncrofit creates, manages and communicates the multiple manufacturing states required for assembling airframes. You can easily consume engineering requirements into assembly states, including the condition of supply, and support process planning activities by authoring detailed, fine-grain manufacturing data within the software. Syncrofit easily accommodates design changes, tracks fastener consumption and shares all that information with manufacturing and quality planning applications. This enables the delivery of essential data to the entire integrated product development and manufacturing team.

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    Manufacturing automation

    To reduce touch labor costs, improve repeatability and improve quality, airframes are increasingly assembled with automated drilling and fastening equipment. The NC programming systems require detailed information about each fastener location. This data includes position information, approach vectors, drill vectors, operation codes, hole diameter and countersink sizing, part thicknesses and material stackup, sealing requirements and an understanding of the existing state at the location (e.g., temporary fastener in position). With a full definition of the hole and fastening requirements captured with Syncrofit, you can export the required data to various NC programming environments to drive cycle statements for multi-material stack drilling. In addition to supporting automated manufacturing processes, Syncrofit also provides interfaces to support manual assembly operations that utilize projection-guided assembly methods such as Delta Sigma Corporation’s ProjectionWorks system. ProjectionWorks puts all the available information – perhaps more than you have ever supplied to your assembly technicians – right where they need it, when they need it, presented in an optimized format.

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    Inspection plan

    The first article inspection process is a critical step toward certifying an aircraft. Verifying that a design has been manufactured according to specification is accomplished by satisfying all requirements identified on an inspection plan. The development of first article inspection plans from model-based designs is a very manual and error-prone process. Syncrofit, in conjunction with Quality Planning Environment (QPE), helps consume the engineering definition into the quality plan. As the product data is imported into QPE from Syncrofit, it is formatted into a standard inspection format. QPE is then used to complete the inspection plan by creating the additional portions of the quality plan such as dimensions, notes, joint definitions, fastener and hole requirements and balloons on inspectable items. Once the plan is complete, QPE stores the plan in an associated quality model. When it is ready for execution, it is exported from QPE to a standard AS9102 format in Excel or Adobe Acrobat (PDF). Alternatively, it may be exported into an XML file, which may be imported into computer-aided process planning (CAPP) systems or other types of downstream software.

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    Integrate the entire airframe development process

    Syncrofit is transforming the airframe development process by allowing for earlier assembly definition to achieve a concurrent detail part and assembly design approach. By automating tedious design tasks and continuously verifying design rules, engineering release schedules are being compressed and engineering change orders are diminishing. And with a smooth hand-off of data from design to manufacturing, accurate designs are hitting the shop floor more quickly than ever.

     

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    Managing Director

    Advantages : Syncrofit supports every step of the composite part development process, including

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    Rapid Creation Methodology

    Enabling engineers to specify laminates and select the best ply creation methodology for the job, be it ply-based, zone-based or structure-based design

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    Automated Ply Geometry

    Automatically creating ply geometry by defining transitions with sequence, drop-off, and stagger profiles that automatically populate the CAD model, as opposed to the tedious process of manually creating the CAD curves for each ply

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    Powerful Interference Checking

    Generating variable offset surfaces and solids, including mock-up surfaces for interference checking, mating surfaces for parts joined together, and tooling surfaces for manufacturing

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    Verification and Doccumentation

    Verifying and communicating design requirements by automatically generating engineering documentation and/or Microsoft Excel tables

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    Simulation

    Simulating part producibility based on material and manufacturing process, which provides early feedback and enhances development process efficiency

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    Reduced Cost & Time-To-Part

    Defining manufacturing boundaries and details, such as splices, darts, and tape courses, to reduce costs and time-to-part

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    Automated Doccumentation and Consistancy

    Automatically creating manufacturing documentation for factory floor instruction that ensures consistent layup and product quality

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    CNC Manufacturing Data

    Automatically generating manufacturing data — such as flat patterns and data to drive automated cutting machines, laser projection systems, fiber placement machines, and tape laying machines — and sharing it downstream and across the enterprise