PLM vendors join with manufacturing enablers to create intelligent, digital industrial systems with
France-based PLM software vendor Dassault Systems is teaming up with Swiss manufacturing giant ABB to develop new systems for creating digital and robotic factories and manufacturing processes. The partnership is part of a trend of manufacturing enablers teaming with PLM vendors to create innovative manufacturing systems that speed time to market.
The Lowdown: The two companies will work to create new solutions based on ABB’s Ability digital solutions platform and Dassault’s 3DEXPERIENCE platform for designing manufacturing systems and processes. The intent is to speed up the time to production for manufacturers and enable mass customization product production.
The Details: ABB and Dassault are developing a
The Impact: ABB launched a digital manufacturing program in 2017 to accelerate the modernization of manufacturing processes and expand the use of intelligent and automated systems. Dassault supports 11 industries with software for product design, 3D modeling
Background: The ABB and Dassault partnership is part of a larger trend in manufacturing automation and the development of
The Buzz: “The pattern is clear: The battle for leadership in the PLM space has created a focus among the leading platform developers—the Big Three—around seamlessly linking product development with manufacturing and automation solutions,” wrote Verdi Ogewell of Engineering.com.
“The industry of the 21st century is no longer determined simply by the ability to manufacture goods. Today’s leaders will be determined by superior mastery of technical know-how. This is the new competitive differentiator, and it’s happening now due to a convergence of digital technologies that are transforming every aspect of
“This game-changing partnership will serve our customers to lead in innovation and growth, fundamentally transforming their entire value chain to tap the vast opportunities of industrial digitalization. Together, we are offering an open, end-to-end digital portfolio – from digital twin to asset health – that gives our customers a competitive edge, building on our combined offering, domain expertise, and global reach,” said ABB CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer. “ABB is adding Dassault Systèmes to its strong partner network for industrial digitalization, including Microsoft,
Channelnomics Point of View: The partnerships between PLM/CAD software vendors and manufacturing specialists will create more opportunities for vendors and partners in industrial IoT systems. In 2019, businesses will spend nearly $750 billion on IoT products, related services, and professional services. The bulk of direct IoT investment is in smart manufacturing and industrial automation systems.