Smart product and process design for consumer goods

A collection of smart products designed using the power of the digital twin.

Consumer goods manufacturing is a dynamic industry that requires companies to keep up with ever-changing trends. As consumers become increasingly conscientious about the products they purchase and the types of companies they buy from, consumer goods manufacturers discover that they must adapt their products faster than previously anticipated. Additionally, customers want unique product experiences and instant access to advanced, connected devices and commodities. To deliver exceptional customer experiences, consumer product manufacturers must develop new behaviorally responsive products that meet sustainability standards while improving consumers' lives.

Implementing a plan based on a digital thread validation strategy can aid manufacturers in overcoming some of their most significant challenges. Smart product design and process design enable companies to leverage simulation and concurrent production to ensure manufacturability at the required speed, quality, and cost as an integrated total product solution.

Consumer goods manufacturing is a dynamic industry that requires companies to keep up with ever-changing trends. As consumers become increasingly conscientious about the products they purchase and the types of companies they buy from, consumer goods manufacturers discover that they must adapt their products faster than previously anticipated. Additionally, customers want unique product experiences and instant access to advanced, connected devices and commodities. To deliver exceptional customer experiences, consumer product manufacturers must develop new behaviorally responsive products that meet sustainability standards while improving consumers' lives.

Implementing a plan based on a digital thread validation strategy can aid manufacturers in overcoming some of their most significant challenges. Smart product design and process design enable companies to leverage simulation and concurrent production to ensure manufacturability at the required speed, quality, and cost as an integrated total product solution.

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Given the concerns confronting consumer goods manufacturers today, having access to an integrated end-to-end product development portfolio that enables digitalization is critical. Combining a multi-disciplinary approach to development and virtual validation with simulation and concurrent smart product design solutions ensures manufacturability at the desired speed, quality, and cost.

The digital twin's power enables manufacturers to develop products responsive to consumers' needs and desires, bridging the gap between concept, design, and production.

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Multi-disciplinary product design includes digital twin products, and digital twin manufacturing. As a complete set of solutions, manufacturers can use it to virtually design any smart product and connect it to its manufacturing process, building an integrated environment while considering all change drivers.

Process design and validation let companies implement parallel development processes while maximizing design reuse and increasing collaboration by connecting processes and a single data source for materials, geometry, electronics, software, packaging, artwork, tests, and production data.

Manufacturing validation enables manufacturers to determine whether products can be manufactured and packaged virtually. This process allows for the elimination of physical testing and reduced production time. Additionally, manufacturers can run hundreds of iterations to optimize the design of their product and manufacturing process for quality, cost, and manufacturability.

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By utilizing cutting-edge technologies, consumer goods manufacturers can reap the benefits of product and manufacturing simulation processes such as design automation, design optimization, and virtual validation. Having access to innovative solutions ensures that brands can effectively launch new smart products and modify current ones. These technological capabilities will allow all brands to keep up with existing trends and be abreast of emerging concepts while remaining relevant.

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Adaptable PLM Foundation

An adaptable product lifecycle management (PLM) foundation can help you respond quickly to change from business or market disruptions. Business-wide collaboration is easy when PLM is accessible from a web browser, on any device, and within the design tools and office applications people use every day. You can choose from flexible deployment options (on-premises, cloud, SaaS) for fast time-to-value and lower cost of ownership.

Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation

Simcenter provides industry leading computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software for fast, accurate CFD simulation of almost any engineering problem that involves the flow of liquids, gases (or a combination of both), together with all of the associated physics.

Design for Additive Manufacture

Additive manufacturing is changing the way products are designed as well as how they are manufactured, by enabling optimized designs that were previously impossible or too expensive to make. Design, optimize, and build metal and plastic components using the latest additive manufacturing methods.

Environmental compliance & product sustainability

Environmental compliance and product sustainability solutions to control and trace the material makeup of your products down to the substance level. Limit hazardous substances in your products and reduce the risk of non-compliance with regulatory directives (REACH, RoHS, Conflict Minerals, etc.).

Industrial Design & Styling

Distinctive design and styling gives companies a competitive advantage. Our products deliver flexible, robust computer-aided industrial design and styling software that accelerates your product engineering by providing fast concept designs that can be directly used in modeling.

Manufacturing Process Planning

Efficiently author manufacturing process plans and effectively communicate them throughout your extended enterprise.

Structural Analysis

Understanding how a component or product assembly reacts under stress or vibration is critical in any industry.  However, as products and materials become increasingly complex, engineers need tools that go beyond linear-statics analyses. Simcenter provides the structural analysis software you need to simulate a wide range of applications all within a single user environment.

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