Better understanding and communication lead to more efficient manufacturing.
Operations teams can review virtual prototypes to highlight manufacturing issues earlier, to better understand the human factors implications and to be able to train production line staff to get it right first time. This improves product build quality and reduces errors and levels of rework. It will also reduce end-user issues and hence warranty claims.
Our customers often describe their Virtalis VR system as a communication hub, where barriers are broken down and everyone is able to interact and speak the same language. This means management and production line workers, designers and accountants.
"Our physical prototypes were costing us up to £50,000 each, with each alteration leading to lengthy redesigns. Costly design mistakes simply don’t happen with VR. They are spotted and rectified, speedily and without compromise. This is engineering design at its purest, enabling us to reduce both time-to-market and unit cost."
Ian Davies, Terex Compact Equipment’s Engineering Manager.
"With Virtalis’ help we were able to build up the entire manufacturing process stage by stage, which allowed us to carry out design reviews with our manufacturing colleagues weekly. As we were able to work on how the design was to be built at the same time as the design itself, the manufacturing engineers quickly realised the advantages to them and their team on the production line."
Doug Holmes, Lead Engineer of Paccar Leyland’s Configuration Group.