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Optimizing Modular Harness Sub-Assemblies to Reduce Manufacturing Cost

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Overview

Harness manufacturers have a choice of manufacturing and assembly methods for creating a harness - the harness may be assembled wire-by-wire on a single formboard, or it may be assembled from a number of sub-assemblies (production modules). The correct definition of production modules can have a large impact on the overall manufacturing cost. Yet finding the optimum definition has, until now, been a specialized "art", performed by experts using a variety of ad-hoc tools.

Join us for this web seminar and we'll show you how Mentor Graphics' modular harness tools allow you to generate the production modules and supporting documentation - saving design time and allowing designers to optimize the cost vs. complexity.

What You Will Learn

  • How a harness can be designed, then decomposed into a set of production modules using automated rule-driven algorithms
  • How the manufacturing engineer can interact with the harness design to control the production module decomposition and optimize the definition of modules and cost

About the Presenter

Presenter Image Andrew Cooper

Andy Cooper is the Product Architect for Harness and Factory Solutions. With more than 15 years experience in the wire harness industry at Tier1 EDS suppliers (most recently at Lear Corporation), Andy has worked as Design Engineer, Lead Engineer and Program Manager on a number of key platforms with OEMs such as Rover, Land Rover & Jaguar, his last project being the X-Type Jaguar. Andy has been at Mentor 8 years and has worked very closely with numerous T1s and OEMs; in both the Automotive and Aerospace domains, including Honda, Toyota, Ford, Daimler Trucks, Yazaki, JLR Northrop Grumman, Bombardier & Bell Helicopter.

Who Should Attend

  • Methods & manufacturing engineers
  • Product engineers involved in harness design & engineering
  • Program, engineering and manufacturing managers involved in harness manufacture

Harness Design, Engineering & Manufacturing Web Seminar Series

Automate to cut time and cost in harness design and manufacturing.

Technical Requirements

What do I need to watch and hear this web seminar?

Mentor Graphics’ web seminars are delivered using Adobe Connect. You will be able to login to the seminar room 15 minutes prior to the start time on the day of the presentation. You can hear the audio using your computer’s speakers via VoIP (Voice over IP) and background music will play prior to the beginning of the presentation.

Detailed system requirements

Microsoft® Windows

  • Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7, 8, 9, 10; Mozilla Firefox; Google Chrome
  • Adobe® Flash® Player 10.3 or later
  • 1.4GHz Intel® Pentium® 4 or faster processor and 512MB of RAM

Mac OS X, 10.5, 10.6, 10.7.4, 10.8

  • Mozilla Firefox; Apple Safari; Google Chrome
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.3
  • 1.83GHz Intel Core™ Duo or faster processor and 512MB of RAM

Linux

  • Ubuntu 10.04, 11.04; Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6; OpenSuSE 11.3
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.3

Mobile

  • Apple supported devices: iPad, iPad2, iPad3; iPhone 4 and 4 S, iPod touch (3rd generation minimum recommended)
  • Apple supported OS versions summary: iOS 4.3.x, 5.x, or 6.x (5.x or higher recommended)
  • Android supported devices: Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1), Samsung Galaxy Tab (10.1), ASUS Transformer, Samsung Galaxy Tab (7”) , Motorola Xoom, Motorola Xoom 2, Nexus 7
  • Android supported OS versions summary: 2.2 and higher
  • Android AIR Runtime required: 3.2 or higher

Additional requirements

  • Bandwidth: 512Kbps for participants, meeting attendees, and end users of Adobe Connect applications. Connection: DSL/cable (wired connection recommended) for Adobe Connect presenters, administrators, trainers, and event and meeting hosts.

 
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