NX software and Teamcenter software from Siemens PLM Software are being used by Aston Martin to standardise its global sports car development process.
Siemens PLM Software is a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division and a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services.
NX software will be used for integrated computer-aided design, manufacturing and engineering analysis (CAD/CAM/CAE) while Teamcenter software will be employed to manage their product and process knowledge.
This company-wide standardisation process will enable Aston Martin to drive productivity improvements, common processes and enhanced global collaboration for product design and development.
Siemens PLM Software meets the needs of automotive OEMs in all areas of product development and manufacturing where PLM software is applicable.
Their industry-leading technology is used by automakers and suppliers to collaborate, plan, design and validate the development and manufacturing of vehicles.
Aston Martin began its extensive and ongoing competitive PLM technology evaluation two years ago, having decided to migrate from its current technology to NX and Teamcenter.
According to Sanjeev Pal, PLM analyst at IDC Corp, the automobile industry is undergoing enormous transformation in terms of technology and business operations.
He adds that the increasing complexity of vehicles and changing economic conditions are forcing automakers to re-evaluate their existing PLM applications to align with the best available in the market.
Chuck Grindstaff, president and chief technology officer, Siemens PLM Software comments that luxury automotive manufacturers such as Aston Martin must make their product decisions earlier and more efficiently in the current marketplace.
Aston Martin’s decision to adopt Siemens PLM Software’s technology as the corporate-wide PLM standard highlights the importance of an open PLM environment to enhance innovation and manage increased sophistication.
It also demonstrates the scalability of Siemens PLM software solutions to match the diverse deployment requirements of the full spectrum of automotive OEMs.