ARTIST STUDIO - software suite for composites 4.0 production

ARTIST STUDIO is the perfect tool for your digital product development and robot offline programming. The software creates an optimized patch laminate and generates the corresponding machine data for the SAMBA systems. ARTIST STUDIO combines multiple, perfectly aligned modules and plug-ins for your product and process development.

Your advantages

  • Stand-alone CAD-CAM software with plug-in for commercial FEA-software
  • Fast and continuous process from CAD to machine data on a single platform
  • Easy use of the software through intuitive application and interface logic
  • Import of all common CAD file formats

ARTIST STUDIO CAD-FEM-CAM

PATCH ARTIST (CAD for FPP)

PATCH ARTIST (CAD for FPP) is the patch laminate design module. Its user interface is designed to easily define patch zones on imported CAD surfaces, as well as layer size, layer orientations, layer thickness, tape width and patch length.

The patch zone boundaries and layer orientations can be constructed as splines within a CAD-system and afterwards imported directly in PATCH ARTIST.

Advantages for fast laminate generation

  • High performance laminates & reinforcements with direction-variable fiber orientation
  • Excellent mechanical properties through an integrated algorithm for optimizing patch overlaps
  • Optional, simple manual laminate modification by intuitive user interface logic
MOTION ARTIST (CAM for FPP)

MOTION ARTIST (CAM for FPP) enables you to program the SAMBA robots offline in a fully automated way. With that the preparation time for production is significantly shortened and the built-in collision detection as well as the visual process simulation also increase the safety on your shop floor.

Advantages for robot programming and production preparation

  • Fast creation of machine data through offline robot programming
  • Efficient manufacturing process through optimized movement of robot axes
  • Reduction of production preparation time through integrated process simulation
  • Increase of production safety with integrated collision detection
TAPE ARTIST (CAD for AFP)

TAPE ARTIST (CAD for AFP) provides all functions for efficient laminate design for AFP processes. Laminate planning for AFP can also be combined with FPP to create hybrid AFP-FPP laminates. Seamlessly integrated into the software platform.

Advantages for fast laminate generation

  • Generate AFP multiaxial laminates
  • Create AFP-FPP laminates in combination with PATCH ARTIST functionalities
  • Reduce scrap with different lay-up strategies
MOTION ARTIST (CAM for AFP)

TAPE ARTIST (CAM for AFP) enables you to program offline the robot in a fully automated way. With that the production preparation time is significantly reduced and the integrated collision detection as well as the process simulation also increase the safety on your shop floor.

Advantages for robot programming and production preparation

  • Fast creation of machine data through offline robot programming
  • Efficient manufacturing process through optimized movement of robot axes
  • Reduction of production preparation time through integrated process simulation
  • Increase of production safety with integrated collision detection
ARTIST STUDIO plugin for FE-software

ARTIST STUDIO plug-in for FEA-Software automatically generates a detailed FE-model of the patch laminate within the FE preprocessor HyperMesh™, based on the data defined in PATCH ARTIST regarding geometry, position and orientation of the patches. The contour of each individual patch is used to model fiber orientations and overlap areas.

Advantages for automated patch laminate modeling

  • Fast modeling and evaluation of patch laminates
  • Different analysis types supported by automated modeling approaches
  • Improvement of the out-of-plane deformation behavior using thick shell elements

ARTIST STUDIO – specification

  • Interface: Import of STEP, IGES, STL, CATPart | Export of laminate (STEP) for FE-modeling
  • Laminate: Layer definition with specific laminate properties and constraints
  • Boundary: Different lay-up strategies at boundaries (reducing scrap, constant layer thickness)
  • Curve planning: Parallel curves based on user defined master curve | Curves along user-defined fiber orientation | Optimization: Patch overlap optimization
  • Visualization: CAD, systems, surface normals | Curves, curve orientation and curvature (in-plane, out-of-plane) | Patches and patch normals | Individual patch overlap quality
  • Documentation: Browser-based documentation with tutorials
  • Availability: FEA preprocessor HyperMeshTM Release-Version 2017 and up
  • Accessibility: Menu-bar with subsequent dialogue-based processes
  • Interface: Import of laminate from ARTIST STUDIO platform
  • Properties: Automated modeling of patches, fiber orientation, thickness, patch overlaps | Different modeling methods (shell/solid) and strategies for patch laminates
  • Documentation: Browser-based software documentation with tutorials
  • Robot kinematics: 4 or 6 axis robots, robot on linear axis | Robot-to-robot interaction logic
  • Tool kinematics: Robot-assisted, linear axis, rotational axis
  • Mold mount point: Coordinate-based position and orientation
  • Calibration: Robot to robot positioning, Tool positioning
  • Robot movement: Point-to-Point (PTP), linear
  • Optimization: Robot movements with consideration of axis limits, robot range, singularities, collision detection using multiprocessing
  • Visualization: Robot movements, collisions, laminate
  • Reporting: Material consumption, production time
  • Interface: Updates of changes in laminate design | Export of machine data (i.e. xml)
  • Documentation: Browser-based software documentation with tutorials

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