Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company and world leader in 3D design, 3D digital mock up and product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions, has announced the launch of its new Target Zero Defect industry solution experience.
This latest development is an industry solution providing an integrated and open collaborative environment tailored to enable zero defects across the entire production development process.
Target Zero Defect helps to reduce risk for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and their suppliers associated with introducing new products, in addition to potential for costly recalls.
The world's vehicle manufacturers and their suppliers need to introduce new technologies and functions faster, while facing rising complexity when it comes to the vehicle and development process.
Global vehicle platforms need localised modular design and assembly strategies, further complicating development and manufacturing processes for both OEMs and suppliers.
Connecting and managing all OEM and supplier stakeholders in a collaborative business platform enables a company to detect mistakes more expediently, therefore lowering development expenditure. Yes, the reality is that many processes remain disconnected.
Target Zero Defect provides a global approach to capture and leverage existing corporate knowledge, connecting design, engineering and manufacturing disciplines across a company's entire ecosystem of partners and suppliers into a dynamic, collaborative product creation environment.
It includes high performance virtual design and simulation in all stages of product creation from conceptual design to virtual manufacturing, including all domains such as chassis, powertrain, and body and interior. A cornerstone of Target Zero Defect is its systems engineering capabilities that enable virtual design, simulation and validation of complex vehicle systems and components.
Paul Lomangino, Engineering Tools Director at Tesla Motors, commented: "At Tesla Motors, we depend on everybody to be as creative and productive as possible. Part of the power of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform is its ability to allow everybody involved in the product development process to focus on being creative and productive rather than focusing on the process and tools.
"The ability of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to handle the complexity both in our product and our process as we move forward is very important. Its ability to unify multiple organisations under one banner and bring them all together within a common solution will help us immeasurably going forward."
Executive Vice-President of Industry and Marketing at Dassault Systèmes Monica Menghini said: "Instead of corrective action to solve defects, the industry needs to eliminate them upfront by capitalising on institutional knowledge and tracking costs.
"This is about creating a holistic view of your business to improve the entire development process. Tesla is an incredible success story based on daring innovation with real profitability and we are proud to be part of this achievement."