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Dassault Systèmes and Safran Group Team Up for 3D Printing Aerospace Parts

3D software company Dassaults Systèmes announced a partnership with Safran Group, an international high-technology group in aerospace, defense and security, to develop an expertise in the virtual validation of the additive manufacturing process using Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform.

The partnership combines Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform with Safran’s expertise in innovative technologies, for the development of an end-to-end digital solution for additive manufacturing. This new end-to-end process will address upstream material design and downstream manufacturing processes and testing to provide digital continuity for all engineering parameters necessary for the additive manufacturing of an engine part: material science, functional specification, generative design, 3D printing optimization, multi-robotic production and certification.

“Dassault Systèmes’ long history of collaboration with Safran is now taking on a new dimension to embrace and integrate new materials and methods of engineering, production and maintenance that will significantly impact the aviation industry,” said Dominique Florack, Senior Executive Vice President, Research & Development, Dassault Systèmes. “Our 3DEXPERIENCE platform’s strategy covers all aspects of the additive manufacturing process, from material design to conceptual design, generative design to manufacturing, and certification to repair. Together with Safran, we can nurture virtual world processes for a complete approach in this field that will help revolutionize tomorrow’s manufacturing.”

“Research and technology is a fundamental part of Safran, allowing us to drive continuous improvements for safer and more environmental-friendly air travel,” said Pierre Fabre, Senior Executive Vice President R&T, Innovation, Safran. “Safran is currently leading the field in using 3D printing technology to manufacture its engines. By pooling expertise with Dassault Systèmes and its 3DEXPERIENCE platform, we can accelerate the innovation process and better meet customers’ needs.”