December 2, 2008

EADS Selects IBM and Dassault Systèmes for Collaborative 3D Design , Manufacturing

Vélizy, France - EADS, provider of aerospace, defense, and related services, is streamlining product design and manufacturing processes through the use of collaboration tools, from IBM and Dassault Systèmes (DS), to make key product information more easily accessible to suppliers and partners worldwide.
Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) like EADS are developing more sophisticated products that rely on deeper integration between the mechanical, electrical, and software components of product development, says a representative. For example, components of an aircraft are made in different locations, making an OEM's ability to share reliable data and design plans with global suppliers key. To address these challenges, European Aeronautic Defence & Space Co. (EADS) launched a worldwide program named PHENIX, which stands for PLM Harmonization ENhanced Integration and eXcellence. 
Partnering with IBM and Dassault Systèmes, EADS' goal is to integrate Dassault Systèmes' tools such as product design (CATIA), digital manufacturing (DELMIA), and collaborative solutions (ENOVIA-VPM) into EADS' PLM processes as key enablers for excellence and harmonization. The IBM Dassault Systèmes applications are deployed across EADS, ac ompany known for its Airbus commercial aircraft, special mission and military aircraft, satellite launchers and space services, and platforms for missile systems. 
IBM and Dassault Systèmes have experience in translating complex 3D designand manufacturing processes into tested and repeatable models for product development and manufacturing. Whether it is building the largest passenger aircraft in the world or delivering technology used in the International Space Program, IBM, and Dassault Systèmes are teaming up to contribute to the transformation of PLM processes into initiatives for product excellence around the globe.