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How to engineer products in context of manufacturing constraints for early validation and shorter time-to-market?

In addition to validating the product design, engineers must also validate that the product can be manufactured and assembled effectively and efficiently. Digital manufacturing extends the view from product validation to manufacturing validation with the ability to simulate manufacturing processes before the equipment or production line exists. Individual components, assemblies and joining elements are digitally tested for build feasibility in the context of clamping devices, joining tools, robots and stations, thus identifying product defects and optimization potential at an early stage. Digital manufacturing is the key to avoid modification costs due to late detected defects and delays in Time-to-Market.

 

Digital simulation twin

Reduced machine or cell downtime, higher productivity

Accurate and realistic simulation


 

How to achieve flexibility for the increasing number of variants that come with more car programs?

If you want to survive in the global, fast-moving automotive market, you have to offer a large number of variants - individual vehicle types as well as different equipment. The sharp increase in the number of variants poses a challenge to the automotive industry and its supply chain, which affects not only development and purchasing, but also production in particular. In order to act efficiently and error-free, the diversity of variants must be considered throughout the robot programming process. This also includes the option to re-use and modify existing and optimized programs from part families in order to benefit from their similarities.

 

A single, flexibly configurable solution for different applications

Methods to cope with design variants, and on-site optimizations


 

How can simulation software help to predict, and improve the process quality?

Robot programming is not only about motion planning, but also about controlling the application technology. The quality result of processes like painting or sealing is very sensitive to local modification and fine-tuning of operation parameters. Extended process models help to predict the final process result, helping the robot operator to optimize the robot program offline and with less try-outs on the real cell.

Offline programming software with the same user interface for robotic and machining

Accurate and realistic process simulation

 

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