Contact Envelope
CADCAM Group
KONELEK

Production process optimization

About the company

Manufacture of ground equipment for maintenance of passenger planes and jet engines, development of unmanned aerial vehicles, Design Organization Approval (DOA).
Industry:
Aerospace
Company Size:
Mid-size enterprise
Location:
Belgrade, Serbia
Software:
CATIA V5

Challenge

Konelek was looking for a CAM (computer-aided manufacturing) solution, which would, in combination with the existing CATIA design software, improve the manufacturing process. The mid-term plan included three phases: mastering the three-axis CNC programming, increasing the capacity of the three-axis CNC programming, and mastering the five-axis CNC programming together with the five-axis CNC simulation. Also, it was necessary to gradually increase the capacity of the total number of CAD licenses in order to respond to the increased volume of business.

Solution

The first phase of the CNC strategy began with the introduction and implementation of CATIA software for programming three-axis CNC machines. Then, in the second phase, the capacities were expanded by adding additional three-axis processing licenses. The third, final phase was preceded by a thorough months-long study of numerous five-axis processing and simulation software. The decision was made to continue working on the CATIA software solution, as it best responded to all set requirements for further improvement of business processes.

Benefits

For Konelek, the CATIA software solution responds to the following requirements: it is a standard in the aviation industry; it is used by their largest customers and thus aligned with them; the designers, developers and technologists work on the same solution; it is aligned with the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and the Aviation Academy. Also, with the latest additions, CATIA follows the new approaches in CNC machining, and the simulation covers their machine fleet very well. 

Quotes icon
CATIA has been the standard for mechanical design in the aerospace industry for decades. It is used by all leading manufacturers, including some of our end customers. Konelek follows that standard and implements the CATIA software solution in all its development and production projects, including the most advanced activities such as 5-axis CNC machining and 5-axis machining simulation.

Andrija Ekmedzic,
director
Andrija Ekmedzic  - director Testimonial BG

Case studies

Spatial analysis, design of exact parts and production of precise technical drawings
UTVA
Spatial analysis, design of exact parts and production of precise technical drawings
When using the CATIA software package we are in a position to know the end result early in the design process, which means that we can reduce the cost of the prototype construction in terms of preventing errors.
Read more
Management of development tasks and technical documentation
PRVI PARTIZAN
Management of development tasks and technical documentation
The transfer of documentation to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform facilitates our operations, the distribution of drawing, data analysis, the creation of new databases, the completion of new products, the creation of assemblies, etc.
Read more
Accelerating the process of performance tests and evaluating the reliability of material
PIPISTREL
Accelerating the process of performance tests and evaluating the reliability of material
The company specializes in aircraft design, innovative electric and hybrid aircraft, propulsion batteries at the highest aviation standards
Read more
Connecting and automate internal processes to improve efficiency
TEH-CUT
Connecting and automate internal processes to improve efficiency
The company manufactures special equipment for aluminum die casting, polymer injection molding, and composite forming tools
Read more