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Product design for automotive manufacturers –
plan, design and simulate digitally

Digitalization starts in product design where the physical prototypes once considered an essential part of the ideation process have now been abandoned in favor of detailed, digital designs that are brought to life by the Siemens 3D NX software.

Product design tasks

Automotive product development is all about effciency, productivity and time-to-market. The key question is: How can development engineers create a high-quality product in the shortest possible time and how can the cost intensive and time-consuming tests with physical prototypes be reduced as much as possible?

Product planning

Teamcenter

Product planning is the earliest phase of the product lifecycle. The concepts and ideas are turned into product requirements and program plans. Siemens' common collaboration platform provides core capabilities to manage this transition as well as providing a foundation for information management across the entire lifecycle of products and plants.


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Nissan Technical Center Europe: Creating an award winning vehicle in record time

Nissan Technical Center Europe

Creating an award-winning vehicle in record time – 20% reduced data creation time with Siemens NX CAD|CAM|CAE and Teamcenter


Chery Automobile

Chery Automobile

Right products, right market, right time


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Concept Layout and Styling

Concept Layout and Styling

With the Siemens software tools, designers get access to a variety of modeling techniques and automotive-specific templates which allow them to explore different options rapidly, without feeling limited by the design tool. Design teams can rapidly capture and create re-usable design and manufacturing elements while they participate in everyday development processes.


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Ducati

Ducati

Ducati reduced its development cycle by one year through the use of NX and Teamcenter


Tofas

Tofaş

Technological innovations support continuous improvement


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3D design

3D Design with Fibersim
Video: The challenge of developing lightweight vehicles

All aspects of the automotive design are captured in a single 3D CAD master model. The software facilitates the authoring of composite design data to create a complete 3D product definition, and enables to perform a simulation that assesses producibility issues long before a prototype is manufactured. With all information and detail together in one 3D model, design changes are possible quickly and early in the automotive design process, and then information can efficiently be shared with all teams working concurrently on the design of the vehicle.


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Kamaz

KAMAZ

Largest Russian vehicle manufacturer cuts project times in half with Siemens PLM Software solutions


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Analysis and Simulation

NX CAE Advanced Simulation

Continuous embedded simulation and validation provides verification of the methods and resources being selected. Through the use of simulation, engineering studies and "what-if" analyses the need for physical tryouts is reduced. Vehicle performance testing for a range of applications in an integrated environment is also possible. The process model can easily be shown to others using visual displays of exact operations, resource layout, and their use, resulting in a proven, right-first-time manufacturing plan.


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Nissan Motor Co., Ltd: v-3P initiative at Nissan

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd: V-3P initiative at Nissan

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Nissan Motor Co., Ltd

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd

Continous improvement – design through delivery


Keith Lang, group manager advanced transmission controls at General Motors

Frontloading transmission controls engineering

Keith Lang, group manager advanced transmission controls, explains how GM implements model-based systems engineering as a standard approach.


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Development test rigs

Development test rigs

Intensive research and development and fulfilling the most demanding production quality requirements is crucial for automotive manufacturers and their suppliers.

This calls for testing equipment that can offer realistic, practical simulations for the entire range of mechanical loads faced by vehicles and units, while allowing rapid recording and analysis of measured values. Siemens offers engine test rigs, gear test rigs, vehicle test Rigs (Research & Development), and CATS flexible test rig automation system.


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CATS flexible

Computer Aided Test System – CATSflexible

Automation system for test beds


Electric motor test stands for Inside e-Car Erlangen

Electric motor test stands for Inside e-Car Erlangen

Siemens Test Equipment has provided two future-oriented, powerful electric motor test stands for the „Inside e-Car“ business unit.


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Application-specific solutions for the Automotive industry

Press Shop

Press Shop

Body Shop

Body Shop

Paint Shop

Paint Shop

Powertrain

Powertrain


Find out how to maximize your ROI, rationalize development and commissioning of new product lines and how to adapt existing product lines to a new design, effectively.

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Find out how to realize modular platform strategies and, at the same time, gain maximum flexibility.

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Find out how to maximize your availability and energy efficiency.

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Find out how to digitalize and automatize your power train plant and how to reduce your total costs of ownership, in the long run.

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Final assembly

Assembly

Infrastructure

Infrastructure


Find out how to reduce your production hours per car, how to achieve highest availability during serial production, and how to make use of a reliable monitoring.

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Find out how to profit from integrated energy management and secure IT infrastructure.

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