“You can make some very powerful decisions based on simulation,” says Allison Stephens, Ford technical specialist for assembly ergonomics, and head of the Ford Ergonomics Lab at in Dearborn, Mich. “We can represent and test any model. We load the same model data that the [product design] engineers are using. Then we can... do our evaluations at the right time, before the design is frozen.”
Simulation for Assembly: Inside the Auto Show
Watch the video below on how Ford uses product lifecycle management (PLM) software, including simulation, for product and assembly line design evaluations.
Feb 17th, 2012