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3DExperience education on virtual production

Pressmeddelande   •   Feb 10, 2017 16:48 CET

Norwegian University of Science and Technology - NTNU in Ålesund took the decision after New Year to use 3DExperience. The first course to involve 3DExperience was an education on virtual production within lean manufacturing, robot simulation and the design of future factories. The education course uses the Dassault Systéme 3DExperience platform.

A long collaboration between Prodtex and NTNU led to this decision to deploy the platform on the Industry 4.0 education course. The course includes four packages: the first, led by Irina-Emily Hansen, focused on methods within lean thinking within production development. The second module, led by Dr. Henrik Kihlman from Prodtex, included an introduction on robot simulation. During three full days – the morning sessions went through the theory behind robotics and its applications, and the afternoon the students worked in groups to create a complete simulation on a robot task. The third module in the course is not yet started – but will cover the basics within process planning, including the practice taking EBOM structures to MBOM structures. The students will get the chance to design a factory layout. The fourth and last module of the course will cover 3D printing, where 3DExperience has apps to cover this.

According to Dr. Henrik Kihlman, the deployment of 3DExperience was very smooth, much thanks to the 3DCompanion from Dassault System. The 3Dcompanion is a web based training central covering all range of the 3DExperience – anything from product development to project management. Moreover, the cloud based infrastructure is extremely simple since no servers and services need to be installed. The client installation was done through a VMWare service, so the student did not have to install anything more than VMWare.

Paul Steffen Kleppe, assistant professor in manufacturing at NTNU, was exited to evaluate VMWare when 60 students worked with advanced simulation at the same time. Using a VMWare server based infrastructure the installation only had to be done once. The students used their own laptops, where many used Apple OSX, to do the lab.

Kleven Verft in Ulsteinvik visited during the three-day course for module 2. They took the opportunity to compare their existing Citrix solution which they use for running 3DExperience. Olve Brandal, responsible for CAD and PLM at Kleven Verft, found it difficult to compare the two solutions since Kleven not yet has as many 3DExperience users as NTNU. Olve thought WMWare was working great.

Ola Jon Mork, responsible for the industry 4.0 initiative at NTNU Ålesund, thinks this course is a perfect base to undertake their bachelor projects on. It will introduce the students for new production methods and to deliver knowledge to the industry once they come to industry after their studies. NTNU in Ålesund will continue with Industry 4.0 within the master program, but with more research focused strategies.

Another present part of the workshop was the visit from Simon Sundal, who is responsible for the welding factory at Kleven Verft. Simon held a guest lecture where he proudly showed the development and introduction of industrial robots for welding building ships. Simon also explained how they have brought home large parts of the production from low-cost contrives and explained the most important reason was the automation. 

A long collaboration between Prodtex and NTNU led to this decision to deploy the platform on the Industry 4.0 education course. The course includes four packages: the first, led by Irina-Emily Hansen, focused on methods within lean thinking within production development. The second module, led by Dr. Henrik Kihlman from Prodtex, included an introduction on robot simulation. During three full days – the morning sessions went through the theory behind robotics and its applications, and the afternoon the students worked in groups to create a complete simulation on a robot task. The third module in the course is not yet started – but will cover the basics within process planning, including the practice taking EBOM structures to MBOM structures. The students will get the chance to design a factory layout. The fourth and last module of the course will cover 3D printing, where 3DExperience has apps to cover this.

According to Dr. Henrik Kihlman, the deployment of 3DExperience was very smooth, much thanks to the 3DCompanion from Dassault System. The 3Dcompanion is a web based training central covering all range of the 3DExperience – anything from product development to project management. Moreover, the cloud based infrastructure is extremely simple since no servers and services need to be installed. The client installation was done through a VMWare service, so the student did not have to install anything more than VMWare.

Paul Steffen Kleppe, assistant professor in manufacturing at NTNU, was exited to evaluate VMWare when 60 students worked with advanced simulation at the same time. Using a VMWare server based infrastructure the installation only had to be done once. The students used their own laptops, where many used Apple OSX, to do the lab.

Kleven Verft in Ulsteinvik visited during the three-day course for module 2. They took the opportunity to compare their existing Citrix solution which they use for running 3DExperience. Olve Brandal, responsible for CAD and PLM at Kleven Verft, found it difficult to compare the two solutions since Kleven not yet has as many 3DExperience users as NTNU. Olve thought WMWare was working great.

Ola Jon Mork, responsible for the industry 4.0 initiative at NTNU Ålesund, thinks this course is a perfect base to undertake their bachelor projects on. It will introduce the students for new production methods and to deliver knowledge to the industry once they come to industry after their studies. NTNU in Ålesund will continue with Industry 4.0 within the master program, but with more research focused strategies.

Another present part of the workshop was the visit from Simon Sundal, who is responsible for the welding factory at Kleven Verft. Simon held a guest lecture where he proudly showed the development and introduction of industrial robots for welding building ships. Simon also explained how they have brought home large parts of the production from low-cost contrives and explained the most important reason was the automation. 

If you want to know more about Prodtex or 3DExperience please contact: Henrik Kihlman – +46731558102 or henrik.kihlman@prodtex.com.   

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