30 Dec '14, 8pm

How to Attain Higher Efficiency in Prototyping via @PDandD #Engineering #Manufacturing #3Dprinting

How to Attain Higher Efficiency in Prototyping via @PDandD #Engineering #Manufacturing #3Dprinting

Prototyping in the automobile industry is a demanding and, at the same time, cost-intensive activity. It is here that the processes of research, design, test, industrial engineering and suppliers all come together. Weak points in planning or errors in implementation quickly lead to much higher lead time and cost requirements. Here the project processes need to be analyzed very closely. According to Peter Schick, management consultant in Cologne, Germany, it has been proven that product development alone has a cost reduction potential of a further 20 to 60 percent, beyond implementation of modular systems, low-cost locations and outsourcing of engineering services. “The evaluation should be individually oriented to the project and process structures of each company,” says Schick. “Only then can the few actions be identified that are effective and quickly have a sustainable ...

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