Aerotech Standardizes on UGS' Solid Edge for Production Planning of Aerospace Engine and Industrial Gas Turbine Components
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Aerotech Standardizes on UGS' Solid Edge for Production Planning of Aerospace Engine and Industrial Gas Turbine Components

Aerotech Cites Solid Edge's Ability to Solve Complex Production Planning Issues Through Increased Automation, Rapid Prototyping and Concurrent Engineering as Key Selection Factors

PLANO, Texas, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- UGS Corp., a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced Aerotech Peissenberg GmbH & Co. KG, a member of the DROSTEN-Group and manufacturer of complex and highly stressed components for aero engines and industrial gas turbines, has standardized on Solid Edge(R) software, UGS' industry-leading, value-based 3D computer-aided design (CAD) system for the mainstream PLM market. Aerotech will use Solid Edge for production planning of turbine discs, rotating and static air seals, casings, shafts and hubs using 3D-models of its customers' designs.

After an extensive evaluation of Solid Edge and SolidWorks(R), Aerotech licensed 16 seats of Solid Edge for all new production planning work including tool and fixture design, based on its ability to accelerate workflow through increased automation, rapid prototyping and concurrent engineering. Aerotech manufactures turbine and compressor components with complex geometry out of highly heat resistant Nickel-alloys and titanium. Every product is different and has unmistakable properties which present daily design challenges. Utilizing Solid Edge's superior core modeling and process workflows, Aerotech will be able to provide specialized and high-grade components to its customers.

"We are pleased that Aerotech made the decision to standardize on Solid Edge," said Berthold Miekautsch, business unit manager, Solid Edge, Germany. "With a strong footprint in the 3D CAD market, Solid Edge continues to provide customers with the technology needed to get the job done accurately and quickly, allowing companies to innovate throughout their design cycles." Solid Edge is the CAD component of the new UGS Velocity Series, the industry's first comprehensive, preconfigured portfolio of digital product design, analysis, and data management software for the PLM mid-market.

Aerotech is supported by both the UGS Global Technical Assistance Center and by certified UGS reseller ISAP AG in Germany ( ).

For more information on Aerotech Peissenberg GmbH & Co. KG visit .

The Solution

Solid Edge ( ) from UGS is powerful 3D CAD software that allows manufacturing companies to Design with Insight and achieve competitive advantage through cost reduction, without losing focus on top line revenues. The exclusive Solid Edge Insight technology embeds design management capabilities directly within CAD, providing insight into design intent to the entire organization and enhancing collaboration. Insight, complemented by Solid Edge's superior core modeling and process workflows, greatly eases the design of increasingly complex products required to meet continually changing market demands. The extensive Solid Edge user community is comprised of designers at thousands of companies worldwide, including Alcoa, NEC Engineering, and Volvo. The Solid Edge Voyager Program includes 200 integrated engineering software applications and computer hardware solutions.

About UGS

UGS is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with nearly 4 million licensed seats and 46,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, UGS' vision is to enable a world where organizations and their partners collaborate through global innovation networks to deliver world-class products and services while leveraging UGS' open enterprise solutions, fulfilling the mission of enabling them to transform their process of innovation. For more information on UGS products and services, visit .

Note: UGS, Solid Edge and Transforming the process of innovation are trademarks or registered trademark of UGS Corp. or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries. SolidWorks is a registered trademark or trademark of SolidWorks Corporation. All other trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks belong to their respective holders.

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