In the context of manufacturing, a “digital thread” refers to the use of data and analytics to create a centralized source of truth and provide an integrated view of the entire product lifecycle from design to final production. In today’s digital world, CAD models are at the center of the design and manufacturing process, and data is collected across the entire lifecycle from a variety of sources (e.g., CAD, FEA, CFD) and the factory floor (e.g., CAM, IoT). At SyBridge Technologies, we connect all of your data across the entire lifecycle, from product requirements to production quality. In the design phases, we deliver valuable insights and data-driven guidance informed by the whole lifecycle to create better, more capable products.
The connective nature of the digital thread creates opportunities for manufacturers to gain insights leading to greater efficiencies and higher product quality. For example, using inspection data to inform CAD models; comparing data from production runs to mold flow analysis; or connecting Design for Manufacturability (DFM) checks to factory quality data. This allows for the creation of digital twins and machine learning models that learn from existing sources of data to predict and identify efficiencies across the entire process.
Design for Manufacturability (DFM)
Optimize your part design to fabricate high-quality parts at the lowest possible cost per unit. By taking the manufacturing method and its restrictions into account, we reduce production time, cut costs and prevent excessive redesigns.
Our DFM checks vary by manufacturing process and include:
Feature & Part Size
By harnessing the power of advanced 3D software, SyBridge has the ability to perform Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) to study the characteristics and in-use behavior of physical components and systems. These processes allow engineers to spot and resolve potential issues before ever creating a physical part, resulting in fewer design iterations and saving on overall production costs.
Our simulation analysis capabilities include:
Mold Flow Analysis
Fluid Dynamic Modeling
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