Achieving continuity between engineering data, the manufacturing bill of materials (MBOM), and production processes is essential for optimal production. This requires strong collaboration between engineering and manufacturing, even when using an external production partner. By working together and sharing information and resources, engineering and manufacturing teams can ensure that the design and production are seamlessly integrated and aligned with each other. Collaboration between these two departments is key to achieving efficient, effective, and high-quality production.

Maximizing robot manufacturing efficiency through improved collaboration

As a robot manufacturer, effective collaboration between your engineering and manufacturing teams is essential for success. By exchanging information quickly and efficiently, you can accelerate your time to market and eliminate the friction caused by multiple bill of materials (BOMs). With a common product definition and a unified change process, you can identify and resolve issues before they become problems in the product release process. The result is faster time to market, lower development costs, shorter time to revenue, and a clear competitive advantage.

Digital continuity between engineering and manufacturing is key to maximizing efficiency and flexibility. By using a virtual twin powered by the 3DEXPERIENCE platform on the cloud, you can create an executable virtual model of your physical system that updates automatically based on real-world processes. This allows for seamless integration and an integrated value stream, ensuring that any modifications to the model are reflected across all manufacturing processes and that feedback from the factory floor can inform design choices. Utilizing digital continuity in this way will help you achieve optimal efficiency and flexibility in your manufacturing processes.

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As a robotics startup, outsourcing certain manufacturing aspects to a supplier can be a useful way to increase efficiency and scale your operations. However, effectively collaborating with these suppliers can be difficult due to:

  • a lack of real-time collaboration tools
  • the need for physical presence
  • team members have little to no access to specific, detailed information and files relevant to their work.

To overcome these challenges, it is essential to have a platform that acts as a single source-of-truth and provides granular access to the appropriate files and data. This enables teams to collaborate seamlessly throughout the product lifecycle, regardless of location. By giving your team the ability to give feedback, make changes, or even conduct experiments in real-time, you can accelerate innovation and bring your products to market more quickly without compromising quality.

Furthermore, it is important to ensure that your manufacturing suppliers have access to the right information and files without exposing your business to intellectual property theft or other risks. By deploying a suite of tools that make collaboration with suppliers easier and more efficient, you can bring your products to market earlier while protecting your business interests.

 

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Optimizing production: a challenge for startups in the robotics industry

Ensuring optimal production can be a challenge for startups in the robotics industry, as they usually rely on an external production partner and do not have the resources for extensive physical testing of their operations processes. To overcome these challenges, robotics startups need to connect engineering and manufacturing efficiently and connect the virtual world of modeling and simulation with the real world of operations through the use of a virtual twin.

 

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