Issue in Focus – The Evolution of Digital Prototyping – Extending “Right First Time” Value Beyond Design explains that manufacturers must go beyond getting form, fit, and function right to compete in today’s global markets. Digital prototyping offers tremendous business benefits by letting designers get innovative products right. But it also allows them to make intelligent tradeoffs to optimize products for…
Digital Prototypes – Yes. But for a Manufacturing Plant?
A quick peek into some research on … the use of digital prototyping techniques and technologies to design (and redesign) efficient manufacturing plants. Most of the times I discuss “digital prototyping” it regards products. But the same concepts apply when using digital prototyping in the plant – namely using digital models to increase design efficiency and get designs right the first time. Today I am happy to share my new report with you, Digital Prototyping in the Plant: Improving Manufacturing Agility with the Digital Factory.