Known as the premier forum for India’s leading Aerospace organizations, the Aero India Show, 2019 is currently underway in Bengaluru. Dassault Systèmes was excited to join the brightest minds and game-changing companies, as we discussed how technology could transform manufacturing for the country’s thriving aviation segment. Our booth was inaugurated on the 20th of February (Day 1) with dedicated centers for 3DEXPERIENCE Apps enabled with Virtual Reality (VR) technology.
As we entered the second day, Patrick FARDEAU, A&D Industry Sales director, Dassault Systèmes, Arun RAO, Geo Channel Head, Dassault Systèmes, and Ravikiran POTHUKUCHI, Industry Leader, A&D, Dassault Systèmes, were scheduled to share exclusive insights on how our innovative technologies could transform Aero-manufacturing. They interacted with customers and visitors, discussing future plans for bringing agility, accelerating innovation, improving design at reduced costs, and unlocking new business areas in manufacturing. Indeed, these are the four themes we are showcasing at Aero India 2019.
On Day 2, we deep dived into more focused and elaborate conversations with extensive demos of our 3DEXPERIENCE platform as well as associated applications like SIMULIA and DELMIA. At the Dassault Systèmes booth, we presented proof points and case studies illustrating how Aerospace OEMs have witnessed tangible benefits through our platform. Among the case studies presented were the success stories of two major commercial airlines. These Aerospace giants have selected Dassault Systèmes as their technology partner, even as they step into an era of ‘digital manufacturing’ and technology-driven efficiency.
The leaders at Dassault Systèmes discussed these case studies at length, explaining how a customer used 3DEXPERIENCE to go from concept to functioning prototype in 84 days. The global wins garnered a lot of interest from visitors at the booth; they could even experience the results hands-on via simulators with detailed explanations from our business leaders. Both these organizations plan to strengthen their India presence, aided by Dassault Systèmes technology. The companies have a considerable supplier base in the country. We look forward to cascading the benefits and impacts of digital transformation to their Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers for these large OEMs in India.
“Digital Transformation in Aerospace & Defense through end-to-end solutions, using the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, is a step towards ‘Make in India”, commented Delphine ZINCK, Senior Business Consultant, A&D Industry, Dassault Systèmes.
Among the topics up for discussion, as part of our vision for a reimagined Aero-manufacturing landscape in India was the potential of Additive Manufacturing. As the country undergoes an ‘Industry Renaissance’, 3D Printing-led Additive Manufacturing models can help optimize production costs by improving predictability and timelines. A number of visitors at our booth were eager to learn how Dassault Systèmes could drive Additive Manufacturing adoption, in-line with their weight reduction strategies, supporting a new set of processes. These were elaborated through digital demos and walkthroughs by our experts.
Inspired by advancements in technologies such as these, and successes achieved by global leaders, India’s SMEs and startup ecosystem are abuzz with ideas on how to leverage next-gen manufacturing technology. In fact, among the key elements discussed was how Dassault Systèmes could meaningfully contribute to SMEs and startups in Aerospace. Patrick FARDEAU outlined our roadmap for addressing the needs of SMEs in India. We are focused on delivering solutions that simplify manufacturing tasks by SMEs – they would be able to access next-gen technologies at low costs through our cloud-based ‘Engineering to Fly’ offering.
In addition to small and mid-sized Aerospace OEMs, we also showcased our efforts towards supporting India’s flourishing Aero startup community. At Aero India 2019, startups from across the country demonstrated ingenious concepts and unique configurations as part of the Drone Olympics event. Patrick FARDEAU and Ravikiran POTHUKUCHI described our ‘Reinvent the Sky’ solution, meant specifically for startups. The experts showed how startups can use this cloud-enabled solution to virtually experience various concepts or configurations for a variety of drone applications before launch. Needless to say, this will bring a critical element of predictability in terms of market adoption.
Reaffirming our commitment to India’s breakthrough startups and future leaders, we announced our partnership with Bengaluru-based General Aeronautics at Aero India 2019. As an air mobility company, General Aeronautics specializes in UAV or drone manufacturing, leveraging the 3DEXPERIENCE platform for a wide range of civilian, humanitarian, and military projects.
“With increasing customer expectations and growing program complexities, Aerospace manufacturing industry is becoming challenging like never before. The 3DEXPERIENCE platform on cloud empowers these OEMs to achieve type-certification on time, reduce costs, plan lean manufacturing processes, and improve performance,” said Samson KHAOU, Managing Director, India, Dassault Systèmes, commenting on the partnership.
As Day 2 comes to a close, we believe Aero India 2019 is proving to be an extraordinary platform for meaningful discourse and clutter-breaking dialogue on how technology is transforming the Aero-manufacturing sector, every day. We look forward to Day 3, and its immense possibilities.