How Integrating Design and Manufacturing Lowers Costs

Taking an integrated approach to get your products from design to manufacturing is one of the simplest ways you can accelerate the product development process.

In today’s competitive market with the need to produce products faster, with higher, more predictable quality and at lower costs, companies are looking to streamline their workflows. Providing all the tools in a single environment eliminates the time-consuming need for data to be translated between departments, which often results in errors and intelligence gaps. With SOLIDWORKS® Design-to-Manufacturing Solution, concept to final assembly work can now happen concurrently, in one seamlessly integrated and managed system.

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This guide will unveil how adopting an integrated design and manufacturing solution enables concurrent engineering, which helps companies make the seamless transition from design to manufacturing. The guide is broken down into the following five chapters:

  • Chapter 1: The advantages of design and manufacturing integration
    Learn about the strategies for reducing your time-to-market, topics include:

    • How to ensure a balance of performance, innovation, quality, cost, and time.
    • Why is collaboration so hard?
    • A collaborative platform that enables faster and easier sharing of manufacturing data.
  • Chapter 2: A complete 3D design solution
    Learn how you can design exceptional products with SOLIDWORKS solutions, while also bridging the gap between your design and manufacturing teams

    • Create 2D drawings with ease.
    • Accelerate release to manufacturing with Model Based Definition (MBD).
    • Innovate with smart products and electrical.
    • Collaborate seamlessly with suppliers and customers.
  • Chapter 3: Validating Manufacturability
    How SOLIDWORKS solutions can help you provide manufacturing with everything they need to produce your design, topics include:

    • Catch problems and identify cost drivers that will impact fabrication.
    • Take the guesswork out of injection molding and produce high-quality parts the first time.
    • Avoid assembly problems leading to costly scrap and rework.
    • Manage and understand changes to keep all design details up-to-date.
    • Improve quality by enforcing standards.
  • Chapter 4: Enabling Concurrent Engineering and Manufacturing
    Learn how SOLIDWORKS solutions can help you manufacture faster, topics include:

    • Overcome manufacturing knowledge gaps with CAM.
    • Avoid common problems in plastic parts with plastic and cast part design and mold design.
    • Ensure the manufacturability of sheet metal parts.
    • Accelerate the design and manufacture of weldments.
    • Prevent errors and save time with automation for piping and tubing design.
    • Take advantage of 3D printing.
  • Chapter 5: Shop-floor and customer-facing content, ready on time
    The final chapter covers everything you need to support the complete product lifecycle, topics include:

    • Create demand for your products before they ship.
    • Leave a lasting impression during sales meetings.
    • Give your customers a great experience and win their loyalty with impressive support resources.

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