Enabling customers to accelerate time-to-market for new products

FEALINX uses Siemens solutions to support its customers in simplifying product design complexity

“NX has been warmly welcomed and widely adopted by our users, and we can already talk of tangible gains in terms of quality and productivity at all levels: design office, research department and production.“

Flavien Saniard, Designer Julbo

FEALINX is an industrial knowledge and data management company that enables manufactures to produce smarter products by providing immediate predictive value across the entire product development process using technology and solutions from Siemens Digital Industries Software. Headquartered in France, the company serves over 1,500 customers across the machinery, heavy equipment, defense, consumer goods, medical devices and automotive industries.

FEALINX has over 22 years of experience working with Siemens’ design engineering and data management products and specializes in NX™ software, Teamcenter® software and Solid Edge® software, all of which are part of the Xcelerator portfolio, the comprehensive and integrated portfolio of software and services from Siemens Digital Industries Software. The FEALINX team of advisors, consultants, engineers and senior technicians address all aspects of the product development process to increase productivity and lower costs. Its proprietary SWO360 SaaS platform integrates data across computer-aided design (CAD), product lifecycle management (PLM), electrochemical machining (ECM), business intelligence (BI), business information modeling (BIM) and Industry 4.0 solutions, which enables customers to accelerate business-critical decision-making.

Customers choose FEALNIX because it specializes in Siemens technologies, advanced training and expertise. Its team begins with a comprehensive discovery session that delivers needs-based prioritization for migration and adoption within a framework that enables customers to gain knowledge, confidence and training, enabling them to leverage the full benefits of Siemens solutions.

“The deployment of NX is part of our efficiency approach, which aims to improve the performance of our processes and tools.”

Anais Lamy, Head of Development Julbo

NX helps drive quality and creativity

Julbo is a world-class leader in solar eyewear for competitive athletes who strives to achieve style and sun protection while delivering the ventilation and proper fit required by elite athletes. When Julbo needed new design software solutions to support faster innovation, it embarked on a months-long benchmarking process and ultimately chose FEALINX for its expertise in NX and ability to provide a powerful, flexible design tool.

“We were looking for a software solution that would give us sufficient freedom to design, while taking into account the multiple technical constraints we faced in terms of design and manufacture associated with the technical nature of our products,” said Flavien Saniard, designer, Julbo.

NX supplies 3D surface tools, synchronous technology and convergent modeling capabilities in real time and the advanced surface creation that Julbo designers need. Using NX, the design team takes advantage of the software’s visualization capabilities for convergent modeling and rendering tools to optimize difficult-to-model design elements using standard tools. As a result, Julbo has a seamless digital process from design-to-manufacture that drives productivity and innovation while reducing tool breakage.

Cutting testing and development time in half using NX and a digital twin

With its team of highly qualified specialists in industrial automation, robotics and vision control, Solu-Tech helps companies rationalize production lines using the most advanced information technology (IT) tools available. Serving the French region of Alsace, Solu-Tech delivers end-to-end machine and production line designs for agri-food, paper and packaging, kitchen furniture and pharmaceutical customers.

“When we embark on a new project, the challenge is to proceed on the sole basis of the customer’s specifications, which sometimes boils down to defining the production line’s expected capacity and the corresponding budget,” says Bruno Velten, chief executive officer (CEO) of Solu-Tech. “It’s then up to us to define the most suitable overall architecture.”

In theory, the development of a new machine adheres to specific flow spanning functional analysis, architecture, detailed design of components, programming, testing, factory acceptance and rollout in the customer’s location. In practice, the design phase often takes longer than expected due to additional iterations between mechanical, automation and electrical engineers. Consequently, technical teams have less time for tests and are forced to spend more time on final development and validation before production deployment.

With a need to improve these processes, after an initial demonstration, Solu-Tech selected FEALINX to deliver a proof of concept based on Mechatronics Concept Designer™ Software. And in just over a week, FEALINX presented the entire mechanism modeled in Mechatronics Concept Designer using a comprehensive digital twin. This combination allowed detection of design problems further upstream in the development process, improved collaboration between mechanics and automation engineers and reduced testing and final development time by 50 percent.

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