Virtual manufacturing and costing
Virtual validation and process simulation for sustainable product development and manufacturing.
Hexagon solutions simulate entire metal manufacturing process chains, including metal forming, welding and joining and additive manufacturing (AM). Our costing solutions establish target costs early in design to improve material utilisation, reduce weight and minimise tooling development times.
Manufacturers are under increased pressure to maintain their competitive advantage by reducing product development time and cost while ensuring high-quality products. For example, in the automotive industry, vehicle development and production planning can be responsible for up to 90% of the total cost.
Introducing virtual manufacturing and costing simulation tools in forming, welding, joining and stamping enables robust, error-free economic processes. Replacing physical product and process testing with virtual analysis and validations drastically reduces the production costs of prototypes and engineering proof time.
Hexagon’s virtual manufacturing and costing solutions support product developers through cost, design and manufacturing engineering. They enable engineers to prove manufacturability and validate production processes with simulation to achieve efficient and cost-effective product development and implementation.
We’re climbing the automation curve
Our transition to Intelligent automation is accelerating. Ultimately, our innovations will give rise to new technologies and applications - many of which we’ve yet to imagine. Today, every Hexagon solution is mapped and tagged according to its level of automation, so customers can clearly track our progress towards the freedom of autonomy.
Human performs all tasks, no data being used
Human is in charge of performing tasks but certain functions are automated to simplify control
Some tasks are automated so that operation can be autonomous for short periods (or within specific circumstances)
Autonomous operation is possible within certain bounds, but human intervention may be necessary at short notice
Designed to complete required tasks autonomously, but may require human intervention if circumstances change beyond specific bounds
Control tasks automated under all conditions, but human may request to take over; can complete all expected tasks without human intervention
Our sustainability influence
Our solutions create meaningful improvements in quality, efficiency, productivity, and safety – the antidotes to the status quo of waste, pollution, diminishing margins, and increased risk. Explore the highlighted products helping industry address environmental challenges in land, air and water.
Products that make an environmental impact in forest monitoring, material reusability, farming or water usage.
Products that make an environmental impact in renewable energy, noise pollution elimination and e-mobility.
Products that make an environmental impact in saving our oceans, reducing pollution and increasing access to clean water.