Variation Analysis for Medical Device: What Manufacturers Can Learn from the Automotive Industry
It is all about mitigating risks!
In the world of design and manufacturing, three things determine one’s success over the competition: product quality, cost, and time-to-market. Most manufacturers continuously struggle to increase product quality while decreasing cost and development time. However, achieving both of these goals is essential to stay competitive.
In order to maintain a competitive edge, companies need to employ simulation tools that can “peer into the crystal ball” of future manufacturing outcomes. Corporations can improve return on investment (ROI), meet deadlines, and improve quality just by identifying and mitigating quality risks before tools are cut and on the plant floor.
Two unlikely, yet similar industries, are automotive and medical device manufacturers. Both industries need to mitigate risks in order to save lives. One way automotive companies mitigate risk is through the use of Siemens’ Variation Analysis (VSA) for 3D Tolerance Analysis / Stack-ups. Early in the design process, VSA simulates manufacturing and assembly processes which predict both the amounts and causes of dimensional variation. This helps your team determine if there are any risks in dimensional quality in your future product as a result of part design, tolerances, manufacturing, or the assembly process. Then, through simulation, VSA tests proposed solutions to mitigate the risks and eventually eliminate them – all before a single prototype is manufactured.
Learn More About Variation Analysis (VSA)
If you are interested in learning more about VSA, our upcoming webinar “Variation Analysis for Medical Device: What Manufacturers Can Learn From the Automotive Industry” is a great start!
Tuesday, Aug 4
12 pm ET
The Director of Technology at Geometric Solutions, Curtis DeSaele, will be a guest presenter in Siemens’ upcoming Master Class for Medical Device seminar series.