Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced that Embraer S.A. (NYSE: ERJ; BM & FBovespa: EMBR3), the world’s fourth-largest plane maker, is deploying a complete 3D solution for the design and manufacturing of its Phenom and Legacy 500 executive jets at its Melbourne, Florida, U.S. and São José dos Campos, Brazil plants. Digital Factory is a 3D source for product information aimed to reduce design and manufacturing costs by creating a single set of plans, design models and work and product instructions, all integrated into a secure, collaborative platform.
With growing market interest in executive jet purchases, Embraer required flexible technology to support an agile manufacturing operation that responded quickly to market changes, while ensuring work was done in compliance with industry requirements.
Embraer’s business challenge was to create a single PLM platform for its manufacturing and shop floor operations and to move all shop-floor data from a paper to an online environment.
“Our goal is to create a single manufacturing model to increase efficiency, reduce costs and offer a collaborative environment for designers, engineers, and floor workers to work as one team,” said Alexandre Baulé, vice president, Information Systems, Embraer. “By following one product roadmap, we will react quickly and deliver the accuracy of data and perfection of processes so critical to ensure superior performance in our Phenom and Legacy 500 jets.”
Working with Dassault Systèmes, Embraer launched two new design and manufacturing initiatives as part of its Phenom and Legacy 500 programs:
“Embraer is tapping into advanced technology solutions to help achieve significant savings by integrating key engineering, design and manufacturing operations into a single 3D model. These savings allow Embraer S.A. to re-invest resources in new industry opportunities and initiatives,” stated Marcelo Lemos, general manager, Latin America, Dassault Systèmes. “Brazil is a country of historic contributions to the aviation industry. It is an incredible opportunity to partner with Embraer, a company driving that pioneering spirit.”