A major cycle of growth and value creation is redefining the world of sustainable manufacturing. The newest arc in that cycle is software technology that powers the concept of virtual-to-real manufacturing. The new processes and solutions it delivers have a profound effect on the entire manufacturing value chain. Is your company ready to become a part of this renaissance?
Manufacturing software has become more and more sophisticated, such as in its ability now to merge automation and design software. The result is the integration of both the virtual and physical worlds in a way that simulates, models, and tests not only products but also production processes, including systems as complex as auto-assembly. Thus, before anything is constructed or set into physical operation, the software can virtually design, plan, develop, and optimize it inexpensively and rapidly.
The ability to work in a virtual world also generates four important byproducts:
Digital Manufacturing - Past, Present, & Future Advantages
Plant Simulation - Optimize material flow, resource utilization and logistics at every level of plant planning. Simulate a single assembly line, an entire plant, or a global network of manufacturing facilities.
Process Simulate & RobotExpert - Process Simulate is a digital manufacturing solution for manufacturing process verification in a virtual 3D environment, Process Simulate is a major enabler of speed-to-market. RobotExpert maximizes the speed, flexibility and operation of automated systems by offering design, simulation, optimization and offline programming of robotic applications.
Variation Analysis (VSA) - A powerful tool for dimensional analysis. By simulating manufacturing and assembly processes, it predicts the amounts and causes of variation.
Jack Human Simulation - A human modeling and simulation tool, Jack and his optional toolkits perform human-centered ergonomic analyses of both virtual products and virtual work environments.
Taking the Next Step - How Manufacturers can move their organization forward by planning and implementing these competitive advantages.