COMPUTER software, COMPUTER-aided design, MANUFACTURING process automation, AUTOMOBILE industry, PROTOTYPES, INDUSTRIAL productivity, and INDUSTRIAL efficiency
The article reports that MAHLE Group has successfully implemented Cimatron's integrated computer-aided design (CAD)/computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) solutions to speed up its prototype production operations. According to Ulrich Boch, manager of the prototype and utilities shop at MAHLE Group, prototyping is an important and challenging part in the process of automotive part manufacturing. The ideal CAD/CAM solution for MAHLE is a system that would not only reduce the time of individual tasks but also streamline the whole process from design to production. Functionality and ease-of-use are some of the factors considered in the selection of Cimatron as the system of choice at MAHLE.