Automakers are turning to product lifecycle management (PLM) software from Siemens PLM Software to help them design and validate plants to support flexible manufacturing and drive innovation into vehicles to meet new, strict Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Â°) standards of at least 35 mpg by 2020.
Tecnomatix software helps automakers evaluate manufacturing alternatives by enabling them to better understand plant capabilities through simulation.
To achieve CAFÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Â°, car makers will have to re-tool manufacturing facilities to make them more flexible to accommodate the significant increase in variation of power trains and the trend toward more models on fewer platforms. The software provides an integrated environment for the development, management, and simulation of vehicle platforms, model variants, manufacturing processes, and plants. By integrating information about the product and manufacturing processes, companies can drive knowledge about manufacturing best-practices into the early phases of product development. This strategy helps engineers and designers understand what capabilities exist in manufacturing so that vehicles can be designed to leverage those existing capabilities. Simple constraints such as common lifting points can be defined by manufacturing for product development.
Teamcenter software manages all product related data and makes it available throughout an organization. Tecnomatix software helps car makers evaluate manufacturing alternatives by enabling them to better understand plant capabilities through simulation and by facilitating increased planning accuracy and efficiency.
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