Robot maker Motoman, 3D software provider Dassault Systemes offer digital manufacturing software to colleges

Colleges and universities in North America may see more Delmia Digital Manufacturing simulation software after a partnership between Motoman Inc., an industrial robot maker, and Dassault Systemes Inc., 3D and PLM software provider.


FKI Logistex Hershey Motoman Robot
Motoman Inc., an industrial robot manufacturer, and Dassault Systemes Inc., provider of 3D and PLM software, entered into a partnership to market the Delmia Digital Manufacturing simulation software to colleges and universities in North America. The Delmia software suite includes Basic CATIA for 3D modeling, Delmia V5 for robot simulation, plus three other components for human modeling, PLC validation and NC machining.

"The Dassault suite delivers the five most essential elements for educating today's engineering students in virtual manufacturing and PLM. Through this partnership we are pleased to offer Delmia software preconfigured with Motoman's family of robots for the academic market," says Roy Smolky, Delmia academic sales - Americas.

Motoman has a long history of providing schools with robots and software for use in their engineering or technology programs, the Feb. 24 annnouncement says. Adding Delmia software allows for one development environment to be used for the entire CIM (computer integrated manufacturing) cell, not just for the robot, says Erik Nieves, technology director for Motoman Inc. "Educators can now focus on imparting automation concepts rather than on the particulars of a given robot language," Nieves says.

Nieves said he was pleased to have Delmia V5 support programming and simulation of Motoman seven axis robots. "The SIA family of highly dexterous robot arms is unique, and offers the academy an unprecedented hardware platform for research. Combining the SIA with Dassault's software will enable schools to explore new applications while preparing tomorrow's engineers to be productive upon graduation," Nieves says.

Dassault Systemes

Dassault Systemes claims more than 115,000 customers in 80 countries. Provider of 3D software since 1981, Dassault Systemes develops and markets PLM application software and services that support industrial processes and provide a 3D vision of the entire lifecycle of products from conception to maintenance to recycling, the company says. It offers Catia software for designing the virtual product, SolidWorks for 3D mechanical design, Delmia for virtual production, Simulia for virtual testing, Enovia for global collaborative lifecycle management, and 3DVia for online 3D lifelike experiences. Dassault Systemes' shares are listed on Euronext Paris (#13065, DSY.PA) and Dassault Systemes' ADRs may be traded on the US Over-The-Counter (OTC) market (DASTY).

Motoman Inc.

Motoman provides robots and complete robotic automation for virtually every application and industry. Founded in 1989, Motoman says it is one of the largest robotic solution providers in North and South America with more than 29,000 robotic installations. Motoman's parent, Yaskawa Electric Corp., has an installed base of more than 200,000 robots, which, it says, is the most of any manufacturer.

Also read from Control Engineering :

- 3D Does It - feature article on 3D software for manufacturing from Control Engineering ;
- Create, model, download logic for many PLCs - a software tool from Dassault Systemes Delmia Automation ;

- Machine control: Robotic palletizing help Hershey's plan for change ; and

- Control Engineering Information Control channel .

- Edited by Mark T. Hoske, editor in chief, Control Engineering ,


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