Automotive suppliers must remain at the forefront of new technologies while keeping costs down and navigating an uncertain market. NX from Siemens Digital Industries Software is the next generation design solution that integrates design, engineering, and manufacturing, enables generative and traditional design, and facilitates better collaboration between OEMs and suppliers. Join our webinar to learn NX can prepare you for the next generation of vehicles and components.
On March 25 Nand Kochhar, VP of Automotive and Transportation Strategy, and Tom Spangler, Senior Marketing Manager for product engineering software, will present a detailed look at the trends and challenges faced by automotive suppliers and how Siemens NX can help you deal with them.
Automotive suppliers face technological as well as economic challenges as the needs of their customers, and the overall environment undergoes radical shifts. Electrification, connectivity, autonomous driving, and lightweight construction are changing vehicles and how people interact with them. This industry is also seeing a great deal of consolidation, leading to communication and collaboration issues. Trade diTrade disputes, the global pandemic, and more competition from emerging markets only add to the automotive parts and components industry's uncertainty.
Siemens NX delivers the world’s most productive modeling environment that increases productivity and an open, collaborative design platform that helps suppliers work with each other and OEMs. Revolutionary generative engineering techniques and additive manufacturing/3D printing enable revolutionary lightweight designs to be created and mass-produced. Integrated electromechanical design is essential for future vehicles. A fully integrated design, engineering, and manufacturing environment improves quality and reduces time to market.
Marquardt is a leader in interactive mechatronics. At some point, virtually every car or truck driver has come into direct contact with Marquardt products. Additionally, the firm’s innovative switches, sensors, and control units can also be found in homes, workshops, and industry. They were challenged by needing a globally unified product platform. Their existing CAD solution was not optimized for their process. They chose NX for its global design platform that leverages Siemens’ expertise and flexibility.
Ducati delivers approximately 40,000 motorbikes annually. Its product line consists of six product families with seventeen models in the medium and high end of the market. Of the 1,000 employees who work at Ducati, nearly 200 are involved in research and development (R&D), an area the company supports with large investments every year. Ducati has global operations and a wide network of partners and suppliers who handle 92 percent of its production.
By standardizing on NX for product development from initial concept to product launch, Ducati reduced their development time by 40%. They are particularly impressed with the flexibility and ease of use of NX.