April 2, 2021
Supacat, specialist in design and engineering of high-mobility defense vehicles, has selected Siemens software to boost its engagement with Rheinmetall on Australia’s LAND 400 defense program. The use of design lifecycle management and supply chain integration capabilities of Siemens’ Teamcenter software and NX software for computer-aided design (CAD) can help Supacat align their engineering processes with Rheinmetall, strengthen data governance and improve overall efficiency.
The implementation has been funded by the Federal Government’s Sovereign Industrial Capability Priority Grant given to Supacat last year. The same software suite that is part of Siemens’ Xcelerator portfolio, was also recently chosen by the U.S. Air Force to standardize their digital journey and product lifecycle management (PLM).
“Implementation of this system allows us to integrate more closely with the Rheinmetall LAND 400 team and that lowers the barriers to the Australian supply chain entering the program,” says Michael Halloran, managing director Asia Pacific for Supacat, who welcomed the collaboration with Siemens.
Through the implementation of software, Supacat can manage its engineering design process and product data in an integrated single-source environment. Supacat will use NX to model and analyze products in 3D in a process that is integrated into the Teamcenter PLM system. Teamcenter will allow Supacat to manage all engineering design workflow and approval processes, data and supporting documentation in an integrated single source.
Samantha Murray, managing director of Siemens Digital Industries Software in the region, says that the implementation was a key step for the Australian defense industry.
“It’s great to collaborate with local Australian companies like Supacat doing innovative work that helps them connect to global supply chains. We’re also excited about helping upskill their staff on world-leading technology. Supacat has been taking giant strides in the areas of defense design and engineering. I commend them on this investment into future-proofing their digital capabilities to global standards,” says Murray.
Both Teamcenter and NX are part of Siemens’ Xcelerator software portfolio, a portfolio of software, services and application development platform that can be personalized and adapted to fit customer and industry-specific needs to help companies of all sizes become digital enterprises. It is used to develop global products and systems in industries including automotive, aerospace, shipbuilding and high-tech electronics.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.