Best in class stamping die design tool Stamping Die design is complicated. Designers must juggle complex requirements such as draw direction, parting surface, folded features and progressive steps. Stamping simulation results must be incorporated. And lead times keep reducing CATIA Stamping Die Designer, increases productivity by guiding users from the conceptual planning through to detailed tooling design of complex stampedRead more
Increase Competitiveness Through Integrated Mold & Tool Design The pressure on mold and tool-makers is relentless. Time is always of the essence, and as cycle times reduce, further demands are made. Mold & tool production that took 4 months last year is now demanded in 3 months this year. And so it goes on. Even when a part design isRead more
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It goes without saying that we live in unprecedented times. The world will fundamentally change in ways we cannot yet predict.
But a pertinent question that potentially we can address is – Will it affect PLM and if so how?
Many of the PLM solutions available bill themselves as a platform. It is interesting to look at whether the platform strategy is an advantageous approach for a PLM system. The rest of this blog post will examine the question. In the strict definition, a PLM system need not be a platform; it comprises a collection of processes and technologies thatRead more
What are Formboards, and what do they do? To describe what a formboard is, and what it does, we need to start with what a wiring harness is, and what it does. The dictionary describes a wiring harness as a system of insulated conducting wires bound together with insulating materials, used in the electrical system of a machine, such asRead more
Many years ago, or so it seems, one of the methods for checking clearance and interference’s was performed through the use of drawings. By cutting sections through the parts in an assembly drawing, the detail of that assembly could be shown in a section view, and then distances could be measured between parts to determine whether clearance objectives where beingRead more
As a follow up to the BOM in Excel article, what would constitute a perfect system for managing Bills of Material (BOM) in a PLM system? Let’s divide the capabilities of this ideal system into three categories; mandatory, essential and nice-to-have. For the sake of definition, a Part is an end item in a BOM structure, and an assembly isRead more
Off of the shelf and out of the box, NX Weld Assistant offers a wide range of welding and material fastening capabilitieRead more
Does your design review process involve others who don’t have NX or Teamcenter yet? Are you dealing with small businesses that don’t have access to NX CAD, or they use a third party CAD software? How do you collaborate with them today? How do you include others in your Model Based Definition and remain in the digital realm? Siemens hasRead more