The article focuses on the recent technological innovations by Siemens PLM. It also shares information about the acquisition of Solido Design Automation by the company.
Innovation is the need of the hour. Various industries are on the lookout for solutions that enable faster and accurate production. In this background, Siemens PLM has come up with numerous solutions. For instance, the company has introduced the newest element of its open cloud-based Internet of Things (IoT) operating system – the MindSphere Partner Program. The program proves useful for operational technology as well as informational technology. It is built specifically to address a wide range of device and enterprise application connectivity protocol options, industry applications, advanced analytics and an innovative development environment. With the assistance of this program, one can connect real things to the digital world and provide powerful industry applications and digital services to drive business success.
Siemens’ NX software
Another recent addition to the existing product line was the latest version of Siemens’ NX software. The software combines the tools that are utilized for additive manufacturing, computer numerical control (CNC) machining, robotics and quality inspection. This leads to digitalization of part manufacturing within a single, integrated, end-to-end system. The new NX Machining Line Planner tool, combined with integrated NX CAM software for feature-based machining, provides new capabilities for industries with high-volume production of complicated parts, such as automotive and industrial machinery.
Advanced Machine Engineering
Advanced Machine Engineering is another latest solution introduced by Siemens for the industrial machinery industry. The solution provides a platform that connects mechanical, electrical and software engineering data. It also allows engineers to have access to a completely digital prototype, or a digital twin, that can be tested virtually throughout the development process. With numerous benefits, the solution can increase collaboration and reduce development time, delivery risk and costs, ultimately allowing for an increase in customer satisfaction at implementation and installation. The solution can create common parts, processes and can also be easily modified as per the requirements of the customer.
The latest version of Simcenter 3D is an advanced stand-alone CAE (Computer-aided engineering) application that will prove beneficial for analysts and experts that work with CAD sourced data. The software works smoothly with NX CAD. Simcenter 3D is part of Siemens’s portfolio of simulation and test solutions for predictive engineering analytics. The software also transforms the manner in which simulation engineers can deliver design direction in diverse industries such as automotive, aerospace and industrial machinery. The solution allows for more accurate motion modeling, and more efficient acoustic and structural dynamics simulations.
In November 2017, Siemens also entered into an agreement to acquire Saskatoon, Canada-based Solido Design Automation., a leading provider of variation-aware design and characterization software to semiconductor companies across the globe. The acquisition of Solido further expands Mentor’s Analog/mixed-signal (AMS) verification portfolio that will help customers to address the growing challenges of IC design and verification for automotive, communications, data-center computing, networking, mobile, and IoT applications.
Over the years, Siemens PLM has developed innovative solutions with consistent R&D (research and development). At this rate, the company seems ready to take on the future of manufacturing!