Context and challenges
This client, a world-leading provider of power systems and services for use on land, at sea and in the air, has established a strong position within global markets including Civil Aerospace, Defence and Power Systems.
The project is dedicated to Tooling Design and Modification Programme. The types of tools ranged from simple lifting and handling equipment, to complex welding fixtures, hydraulic press tooling, cleaning and pickling tools and robust product manipulation workbenches.
This client appointed Assystem as the preferred supplier for the design of specialist tooling, into Submarines. In fact, the Assystem Tooling Design team was based upon the client’s site and developed substantiated design solutions that were used in the assembly of products for on-board applications.
The scope typically included; Concept Design (Produced in Siemens NX 11), Detail Design (Detailed to ASME 14.5), Design Substantiation & Validation (MathCAD), Safety Assessments (DRA’s, DFMEA’s & FMEA’s), Structural Verification (to structural code BS 2573 & BS EN 13155), CE Marking (Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC)