GNATUS Revolutionizes Dental Equipment With PLM Solutions From IBM and Dassault Systemes.
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RIBEIRAO PRETO Ri·bei·rão Prê·to
A city of southeast Brazil north-northwest of São Paulo. It is a processing center in an agricultural region. Population: 551,000. , Brazil & PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 15, 2001
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2. the dental equipment industry, Gnatus announced today that is has selected CATIA A family of 2D and 3D CAD programs from IBM. CATIA was one of the first CAD programs to provide 3D solid modeling. The program was developed by Dassault Systems, a French aerospace company. Version 5 (V5) and TeamPDM from IBM (International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY, www.ibm.com) The world's largest computer company. IBM's product lines include the S/390 mainframes (zSeries), AS/400 midrange business systems (iSeries), RS/6000 workstations and servers (pSeries), Intel-based servers (xSeries) and Dassault Systemes Dassault Systemes (Dassault Systèmes S.A.) (Pronounced - Dasoh) (NASDAQ: DASTY; Euronext: 13065) is a leading company specializing in 3D and PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) software. (Nasdaq: DASTY; Euronext Paris Euronext Paris is France's securities market, formerly known as the Paris Bourse, which merged with the Amsterdam and Brussels exchanges in September 2000 to form Euronext NV, which is the second largest exchange in Europe behind the London Stock Exchange. : #13065, DSY DSY Drum Storage Yard .PA) to build its new product lifecycle Product lifecycle or product life cycle is the course of a product's sales and profits over time. The five stages of each product lifecycle are product development, introduction, growth, maturity and decline. management (PLM (Product Life cycle Management) A comprehensive information system that coordinates all aspects of a product from initial concept to its eventual retirement. Sometimes called the "digital backbone" of a product, it includes the requirements phase, analysis and design ) environment for increased quality and value of dental equipment for its customers.
Gnatus, a leading supplier of complex engineered dental equipment and components, had grown to the point where its current computer-aided-design (CAD) solution lacked the scalability to be integrated across multiple departments. To enable further advancement, they sought after a solution that could help streamline their systems and processes and increase productivity, as well as support market expansion for their products, both immediately and into the future.
After a five-month evaluation, Gnatus selected CATIA and TeamPDM for its fitting and simulation capabilities, field support and maintenance, and its advanced knowledgeware capabilities. Gnatus now expects to see major advancements in product design management, as well as in the quality and performance of its products.
Gnatus's PLM environment will provide a large reduction in their invisible costs, including a decrease in the technical operational interaction between digital and real mockup mock·up also mock-up
1. A usually full-sized scale model of a structure, used for demonstration, study, or testing.
2. A layout of printed matter. , less design errors, a reduction in the costs related to technical assistance, and better utilization and evaluation of raw materials used in the product.
"CATIA and TeamPDM'd ease-of-use, data compatibility and seamless flow of data throughout the organization made these solutions very attractive to us," emphasized Carlos Rodrigues, IT Manager, Gnatus. "In addition, our product lifecycle management environment gives us the capability to see major cost reductions, increased product development and the opportunity to use the Internet to integrate with our worldwide partners."
Gnatus will use its PLM environment and the Internet to interface with suppliers, as well as their technicians in the field, from assembly to maintenance. Gnatus will link their enterprise resource planning See ERP.
(application, business) Enterprise Resource Planning - (ERP) Any software system designed to support and automate the business processes of medium and large businesses. system, from Datasul Inc., an Atlanta-based software company, to CATIA in an effort to create a more collaborative environment.
"A product lifecycle management environment allows a company to unleash its creativity," stated Geoffrey Rogers, marketing manager, Americas, IBM Product Lifecycle Management. "E-collaboration fosters a reduction in development times and a reduction in costs, leading to an increase in productivity, an increase in quality, an increase in innovation, and a keener sense of how to better serve the customer."
In six months, the CATIA V5 and TeamPDM system was up and running on IBM IntelliStation's Windows 2000 and NT. Training was conducted on-site for three month by Tecmes, an IBM PLM Business Partner.
"CATIA, TeamPDM and the product lifecycle environment will give Gnatus the power to revolutionize their industry and to grow into the future," said Marcelo Lemos, President of Dassault Systemes of America. "Growing with them, the system will continue to allow Gnatus to optimize the quality and performance of their products -- faster and easier."
Gnatus ( http://www.gnatus.com.br ) is a leading supplier of highly engineered dental equipment and components. It is based in Ribeirao Preto, SP, Brazil. Gnatus produces Dental units, Dental chairs, Water units, X ray equipment, scalers, compressors, auto-clave, amalgamators and more. Mr. Joao Padula Nomeline, started the company in 1976. The name Gnatus is derived from "gnathos" that means "jaw" in Greek. Today GNATUS exports to over 75 different countries in Europe, America, Asia, Africa, Middle East and Oceania.
As an Advanced CATIA Business Partner in Brazil, executing CATIA support, training and consulting, TECMES helps many manufacturing companies make the most of their enterprise systems. TECMES has recently designed a DFS/CATIA solution for a major provider of engineering services for aerospace / car assembly plants. TECMES has been working with all CATIA segmens, as automotive (OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) The rebranding of equipment and selling it. The term initially referred to the company that made the products (the "original" manufacturer), but eventually became widely used to refer to the organization that buys the products and , 1st Tier, 2nd Tier), aerospace, consumer goods consumer goods
Any tangible commodity purchased by households to satisfy their wants and needs. Consumer goods may be durable or nondurable. Durable goods (e.g., autos, furniture, and appliances) have a significant life span, often defined as three years or more, and and machinery industries. Information about TECMES is available at http://www.tecmes.com.br
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About Dassault Systemes
Dassault Systemes (Nasdaq: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) is the premier global software developer for the CAD/CAM/CAE/PLM market, providing companies with e-business solutions to implement their digital enterprise, thus creating and simulating the entire product life cycle from initial concept to product in service. CATIA, ENOVIA and DELMIA DELMIA Digital Enterprise Lean Manufacturing Interactive Application solutions support industry-specific business processes to help unleash creativity and innovation, reduce development cycle time, improve quality, competitiveness and shareholder value: CATIA supports the digital product definition and simulation, DELMIA provides solutions to define and simulate lean digital manufacturing processes and ENOVIA delivers enterprise solutions that manage a comprehensive, collaborative and distributed model of the digital product, processes and resources. The combined integration creates the Digital Product life cycle Pipeline, supporting reuse of corporate knowledge. SolidWorks and SmarTeam, as Dassault Systemes companies, offer respectively 3D design-centric and TeamPDM software solutions based on Windows. Spatial, also part of Dassault Systemes family, is a market-leading provider of world-class 3D software components and services (for 3D modelling, visualization, and interoperability) to meet the requirements of 3D in Internet-based e-commerce and B2B (Business to Business) Refers to one business communicating with or selling to another. See B2B e-commerce, B2C and B2G.
B2B - business to business applications. Information about Dassault Systemes is available at http://www.dsweb.com