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The increasing presence of automation and robotics in automotive manufacturing is a well-known fact, and no other aspect of automotive manufacturing drives more automation than in body-in-white (BIW). In today's advanced automotive factories, almost all manufacturing operations for BIW are performed by robots. As automakers pursue modular platform strategies to consolidate their global car programs, it is essential than the BIW assembly processes are flexible, support re-use and can adapt to process changes quickly.
With Siemens PLM Software’s digital manufacturing solutions for BIW, you can accelerate project startup time and lower tooling and setup costs.
Using the Tecnomatix Process Design and Planning solution, you can develop an optimized BIW process plan to support your global production scenarios. Features and capabilities include:
The Tecnomatix Robotics Simulation and Programming solution helps you quickly design spot welding and other robotic operations by utilizing a standard library of resources that include robots, fixtures, and weld guns. You are able to:
Using NX for Tooling and Fixture Design, you can check tool clearance and process constraints before starting a line construction, and reduce the chances of discovering errors during production. Features include:
Tecnomatix Simulation and Validation helps you to resolve BIW process issues related to automation, process steps and human-performed tasks quickly and identify process changes required for launch and production. Capabilities and benefits include:
With Tecnomatix Virtual Commissioning, simulation and control engineers can verify robot programs including system logic in a holistic simulation environment. You can:
The Tecnomatix Build Quality solution can be used to collect directly dimensional quality data from measurement devices and perform root-cause analysis for fast troubleshooting of production issues. Features include:
Learn how Siemens PLM Software can help you manage automotive manufacturing processes for body-in-white.