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The value of virtual development of manufacturing

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The only constant in today's automotive industry is change. To achieve success today and beat the competition tomorrow, automotive manufacturers have already begun building a smart manufacturing foundation. But the process doesn’t stop there. In this eBook, discover a comprehensive virtual development solution that drives faster time to market, flawless launches, and greater manufacturing flexibility— Register to download it now!

Merge the Digital and real worlds by leveraging a digital twin

In recent years, advances in plant automation have contributed to an improvement in speed and operational flexibility. Still, they have also increased the complexity of product development, making the traditional process of commissioning time-consuming and expensive. It’s time to rethink the traditional approach and merge the digital and real worlds by leveraging digital twins, allowing you to simulate your production processes, evaluate different line configurations, and identify where upgrades are warranted based on results.

Virtually design and validate machine, cell, line, and factory

Through the application of comprehensive digital twin and logic automation simulations, automotive manufacturers can visualize and design assembly lines in the digital world. This, combined with real-world data and cloud or edge-based simulation, allows automakers to virtually validate machines, cells, lines, and plants before investing money and time in physical installations.

Use virtual development to reduce downtime, errors, and the need for rework

Virtual manufacturing development enables critical product engineering data to be shared with the manufacturing team much earlier in the timeline, enabling collaboration between product and production teams. This early access to data allows the manufacturing team to reduce downtime, errors, and the need for rework to achieve a flawless launch the first time.

Learn more about virtual development for Smart Manufacturing in the automotive industry.