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Automating Production Module/Sub-Assembly for Modular Harnesses



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 View

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

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