Tag - simulation

10
Jun

Reducing the Product Development Time of a Rotary Cutter System Through Simulation

In the agricultural and heavy machinery industries, durability and strength are some of the most important indicators of quality. Maintaining high levels in these areas requires the application of many different tests and assessments to the end product. However, one of the most time-consuming parts of the production is the lengthy process of building physical prototypes, testing them for durability, then redesigning several parts and starting all over again. This process can significantly extend the time it takes to get a product to market. This was the case for John Deere Welland Works while developing a 20-foot rotary cutter system.

3
Jun

Optimizing Machine Quailifications with Simulation

Companies producing machinery are often asked to develop their products to accommodate faster operation times while increasing the reliability of the machine. However, a small design change can lead to issues in other areas. For example, when speed increases it often causes inertial loads and vibration, leading to earlier breakdowns. In the past at Kosme, a producer of a full range of turnkey filling, labeling, capping, packaging and conveying solutions for beverage products, engineers used hand calculations to estimate the performance of components and built physical prototypes to evaluate system performance. Problems were frequently discovered during the prototype stage. These problems often required many iterations of revisiting the design and modifying and re-testing the prototype.

24
May

Designing Spinal Disc Prosthesis Implants Using Short Fiber Reinforced Composites

Designing Spinal Disc Prosthesis Implants Using Short Fiber Reinforced Composites   Spinal injury and the gradual deterioration of spinal discs that lead to back pain or spinal disorders can be treated surgically. One of the most promising surgical options under continuous development is the use of artificial discs to replace the patient’s natural spinal disc. ...
24
May

Left of Test: How Manufacturing Variability Affects Material Properties

For manufacturers, materials property data plays a significant role in strengthening product design, manufacturing process, after market performance and profitability. This is mainly because knowing property data gives manufacturers the ability to determine engineering property matrix. Uncontrollable and unscalable variation of material property can result in lack of prediction, thus governance on the material behavior ...
23
May

Why Traditional Data Management Methods Are No Longer Efficient for Simulation

There are several engineering software environments that cover a broad range of products, derivatives, duty cycles, and multi-stage/multi-discipline simulations. Some manufacturers have a regulatory environment or liability issues that require them to use and document all the simulation activities they have performed, or the ones they need to optimize, which can mean that every simulation ...
20
May

Should I Invest in Simulation Process Data Management (SPDM)?

Should I Invest in Simulation Process Data Management (SPDM)?   Today, simulation process and data management systems (SPDM) are being used by many manufacturing companies. SPDM significantly contributes to their efforts to maintain competitive advantage in the market. With SPDM, companies are able to increase productivity, improve their quality with fewer errors and gain a ...
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