Associative Tooling D&A

Pioneers of holistic design processes

Working together with Dassault Systèmes, Integral Powertrain was as far back as 1999, a pioneer of the Master Model process whereby a single data set is used to describe a complex component and the tooling required to make it.  We were in fact the first engineers to produce a cylinder head this way using CATIA V5. Even when this process was slowed down by available CAD hardware and software we believed the benefits made it worthwhile.  Now we have experience of many major castings and mouldings and this process is at the heart of managing communication between design, analysis, suppliers and production helping to reduce risk and drive quality within ever tighter project timescales.