Delphi releases two structured CAD/CAM methodologies

Delphi Technologies Inc., a subsidiary of Delphi Corp., has released two structured CAD/CAM methodologies for manufacturing companies: Horizontal Modeling and Digital Process Design.

01/15/2004


Delphi Technologies Inc ., a subsidiary of Delphi Corp., has released two structured CAD/CAM methodologies for manufacturing companies: Horizontal Modeling and Digital Process Design. The company claims these methodologies, developed over the last six years at Delphi's Steering Manufacturing Development Center, represent an entirely new set of methodologies for manufacturing design and have proven to help CAD/CAM designers boost their productivity by as much as 70 %.

Horizontal Modeling allows designers to eliminate the need to re-create CAD data throughout the entire product and manufacturing design cycle. Designers can work from fewer CAD models, streamlining the product design process, improving productivity, enabling faster updates and changes, and automating the downstream flow of documentation onto the manufacturing floor.

Digital Process Design optimizes design-change cycles as manufacturing process designers develop process models and associated process drawings. Drawings are automatically created, updated, and deployed with minimal rework or design redundancy. The entire design-to-manufacture process becomes faster, more accurate, and more reliable, yielding greater productivity and lower cost.

"As Six Sigma and lean manufacturing have illustrated for years, disciplined product delivery methodologies can have a tremendous impact on manufacturing efficiencies. While Six Sigma and lean manufacturing((?)) concentrate on what's occurring 'downstream', Delphi's structured methodologies go 'upstream' to provide substantial cost savings and increased productivity throughout the design-to-manufacturing cycle," said Mike Richardson, director of engineering at Delphi Steering. "These methodologies are being rapidly adopted across Delphi Corporation as an efficient means of delivering product designs and processes. We have realized significant benefits from using these methodologies."

To facilitate delivery and support of the methodologies in the manufacturing marketplace, Delphi Technologies has established a new business entity, the Delphi Center of CAD/CAM Excellence (DCCE). The Center will serve as an industry resource, providing information, training and support to designers and engineers who are interested in taking training and certification programs in the methodologies.

—David Greenfield, Editorial Director, Control Engineering, dgreenfield@reedbusiness.com





No comments
The Engineers' Choice Awards highlight some of the best new control, instrumentation and automation products as chosen by...
The System Integrator Giants program lists the top 100 system integrators among companies listed in CFE Media's Global System Integrator Database.
The Engineering Leaders Under 40 program identifies and gives recognition to young engineers who...
This eGuide illustrates solutions, applications and benefits of machine vision systems.
Learn how to increase device reliability in harsh environments and decrease unplanned system downtime.
This eGuide contains a series of articles and videos that considers theoretical and practical; immediate needs and a look into the future.
Sensor-to-cloud interoperability; PID and digital control efficiency; Alarm management system design; Automotive industry advances
Make Big Data and Industrial Internet of Things work for you, 2017 Engineers' Choice Finalists, Avoid control design pitfalls, Managing IIoT processes
Engineering Leaders Under 40; System integration improving packaging operation; Process sensing; PID velocity; Cybersecurity and functional safety
This article collection contains several articles on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and how it is transforming manufacturing.

Find and connect with the most suitable service provider for your unique application. Start searching the Global System Integrator Database Now!

SCADA at the junction, Managing risk through maintenance, Moving at the speed of data
Flexible offshore fire protection; Big Data's impact on operations; Bridging the skills gap; Identifying security risks
The digital oilfield: Utilizing Big Data can yield big savings; Virtualization a real solution; Tracking SIS performance
click me