After trying mid-range CAD programs with many frustrations and little success, they began looking for more powerful software. They not only needed more capable design software, but they also needed a solution to manage the growing amount of design data, specifications, CNC programs, etc and landed on Siemens NX, Teamcenter and Femap.
Develop rockets that reduce the cost of space access by a factor of 10.
KEYS TO SUCCESS
- Employ a managed development environment built on NX and Teamcenter Software
- Create virtual mockups of entire rockets
- Leverage design data for shop floor guidance and marketing
- Control the lifecycle of all rocket components
- 50 percent productivity improvement
- More effective collaboration between design groups
- Two Falcon I rockets successfully launched
If a structure engineer is doing work on a part, an engineer in another building can look at that part and make sure it doesn’t interfere with what he’s doing. Or they can discuss any potential problems early on. We now have total team collaboration and it’s a huge advantage.
-Chris Thompson, VP of Development Operations