Does digital manufacturing matter outside of design?

Sept. 18, 2015
Most discussions of digital manufacturing focus on product and manufacturing design. But what are the implications once the design phases are complete?

Product lifecycle management. 3D modeling. Simulation. CAD. These terms are often found together whenever digital manufacturing is mentioned. But when you explore the digital manufacturing concept, it certainly seems to apply beyond the design of products and the production processes associated with them.

So why don't we hear more about digital manufacturing post design, in terms of its use in the manufacturing process?

This question was the topic of discussion at a recent Automotive Manufacturing Forum, which serves as an extension of the annual Manufacturing in America event held in Detroit and sponsored by Siemens and Electro-Matic.

Read the full event recap on how manufacturers can implement these technologies to meet industry objectives.