Real optimization in a virtual factory

Sept. 27, 2013
Ford digitizes its real-world manufacturing facilities to create realistic 3D virtual assembly environments.

A virtual factory that simulates the full assembly-line process is being developed by Ford.

In a statement, the company said the facility would help improve quality and cut costs in real-world manufacturing plants by creating and analyzing computer simulations of vehicle production procedures.

‘We have already started work on our virtual factory project so that we won’t have to go to the real assembly line to conduct tests or research possible plant upgrades,’ said José Terrades, simulations engineer at Ford of Spain.

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