The Automotive Design & Production Digital Domain Zone includes information on the software, from simulation and analysis to product lifecycle management, used in product development for the automotive industry.
The Internet of Things is making the digital factory more a reality— and numerous benefits in product quality, personnel safety, and profits.
Virtual presence systems can make design reviews, inspections and more almost as good as being there. And without the hassle of travel.
The latest improvements in CAM lead to reduced cycle times, reduced tool wear, better profits.
Just email or FTP the CAD file, right? Sure, if you don’t consider security, traceability, intellectual property, file size, and other considerations. But you should.
Software packages are available to make sure that not only is the object designed right for assembly, but that workers can physically assemble that object.
Some people may look at the hipster in this MINI and think of those Charles Schultz drawings of Snoopy sitting on top of the dog house, wearing a World War I leather flying helmet, scarf, and large goggles.
There is probably no topic of more interest to many people in the auto industry when a car comes out is “what platform is it on?” And there is probably no greater effort—this side of achieving greater fuel efficiency and/or reducing emissions—by automotive executives and engineers than reducing the number of platforms.
There is no car on the market that has more character than the Nissan Juke.