Offline programming system for point-to-point processes

With FASTTIP, CENIT provides award-winning and established offline programming software for 3D point-to-point processing, which can be implemented in the field of robotics as well as machining. Several technologies from spot welding and clinching in body-in-whitel processes to (multilayer) drilling and riveting in the aerospace (airframe assembly) and automotive field can be programmed, mapped and supported.

Thanks to offline programming with FASTTIP for 3D point-to-point applications, large volumes of joining elements (fasteners) can be efficiently an easily managed, programmed, simulated and optimized within CATIA V5.

FASTTIP for point-to-point applications in shell construction and airframe assembly

FASTTIP is seamlessly integrated into the powerful CATIA V5 infrastructure. Several automatic functions, integrated programming, postprocessing, comprehensive CAD/CAM abilities create a working environment fully attuned to the requirements of users and guarantee collision-free tool paths. The various quantitative complex processes of 3D point-to-point processing can be realized with FASTTIP securely, efficiently and in high quality. 

      • Fully integrated 3D programming, postprocessing, simulation and process verification
      • Professional data flow: Process features, displaying of all fasteners (TXT, point/line, point/surface, UDF, point/property), purging data for surfaces, creation of points, determination of work direction, grouping and sequence planning
      • Adjustable riveting operation: Definition of process parameters, selection of geometry (rubberband, polygon-selection, standard V5 queries), definition of approach and depart motions, process events
      • Integrated tool machines or robot cell simulation
      • Multi-layer drilling: Layer analysis of composites, consideration of technology parameters in terms of layers and layer transitions, adjustment of various types of material
      • Versatile teach and optimization functions of a large number of fasteners
      • Function to read back existing programs
      • Award-winning software – innovation of the year 2009
      • Reliable interfaces for import of CATIA V4/V5, IGES and DXF data
      • Available for NC machines and industrial robots
      • Can be deployed for gantry as well as multi-robot programming
      • High degree of automation with data preparation and flow
      • Automatic conversion of jointing representation in process features
      • Comfortable filtering, selection and sequencing of process features
      • High degree of automation with excellent program and process quality
      • Automatic layer analysis for multilayer drilling
      • Process validation with meaningful simulations (time studies, collision recognition, multiple devices, auxiliary axes)
      • Powerful functions to calculate smooth and collision-free tool paths
      • Flexible functionalities for detailing, changing and supplementing fasteners
      • Reliable robot and machine programs
      • Stand-alone solution or integrated in the V5 PPR hub
      • Closed process through direct access to native V5 data
      • Fast and secure offline programming
      • Comfortable management of many fastener/joining elements
      • Increased availability of systems through the omission of the teach-in process
      • Extensive robot and machine library
      • High quality thanks to previous simulation and collision control
      • Upload possibilities
      • User friendly
      • AIRBUS
      • Embraer
      • Boeing
      • Kawasaki
      • Mitsubishi
      • Saab
  • Layer drilling without FASTTIP? It would have to be a very difficult task
    Johan Björklund, Director of Production Technology / NC Technology, SAAB Aerospace