HAMAMATSU, Japan — February 8, 2022 — Elysium, the global interoperability solutions provider, has announced the release of DFM Studio, a 3D CAD manufacturability assessment solution. DFM Studio is a comprehensive software which is used to check 3D CAD models based on industry proven design rules to prevent potential manufacturability issues through geometry feature analysis.
The automation of these once tedious manual checks helps to increase efficiency and saves hours or even days. Furthermore, it allows cost reduction compared to utilizing repetitive CAE and prototyping.
Improve Your Efficiency Through Automation
With 3D CAD data spreading throughout the global value chains, maintaining the quality of design data in organizations has been a challenge. The importance of utilizing automated assessment solutions to prevent rework in design and manufacturing along with reducing the lead time for product output has been rising.
Regardless of the engineers’ knowledge or experience, DFM Studio can thoroughly check the manufacturability with a 3D CAD model as the input.
Why Elysium DFM Studio?
DFM Studio is a solution to analyze the design model created in a 3D CAD system and evaluates whether the model follows specified manufacturing design rules.
Once the check results are created, they are synchronized for visualization with the CAD system so that engineers can modify the errors in the model on-demand. After the check and modification, results can be exported as a report in various formats such as Excel, HTML, PDF, etc. Users can share and communicate any changes that need to be made.
Early adopters in various industries such as automotive OEMs, tier-1 suppliers, electric manufacturers, and toy manufacturers in Japan have proven DFM Studio’s effectiveness and continue to streamline and revolutionize their design and manufacturing processes.
On-demand Check and Engineering Change with CAD System Interoperability
Manufacturability checks using DFM Studio can be directly started from the CAD system within each engineer’s design workflow, saving time and effort needed to save the data every time for a new check or checking out the data from the PLM system such as Siemens Teamcenter and PTC Windchill.
“One of the key solutions that we have been providing the global market is to utilize our geometry handling technology for use cases such as checking the CAD data for Product Data Quality (PDQ) to streamline data flow throughout the manufacturing lifecycle,” states Atsuto Soma, CTO of Elysium. “Assessing manufacturability is an added value for many of our customers. Using 3D CAD data for automation of these checks will ultimately be a key enabler for expansion of achieving an MBD/MBE environment.”
Design for Excellence beyond Manufacturing
Soma also adds, “We believe that by detecting feature geometries from CAD models with high accuracy and speed, it is possible to apply our geometry handling technology to fields other than manufacturability. DFS (Design for Safety) and DFA (Design for Assembly), just to name a few. 3D CAD data is a raw mathematical representation which does not have meaning by itself. However, through feature recognition technology, meaning that is comprehensible by humans are extracted, which allows a visual presentation of “Information” and “Knowledge”. As a result, engineers are freed from the manual checking process and can focus on the creative work that engineers are deemed to be engaged in.”
Start with Industry Proven Rich Preset Check Items and Expand to Organization Specific Customization
Over 70 items are available as predefined check items within DFM Studio for plastic and sheet metal models. Users can start the model check from the predefined check items to build and systemize design rules. Furthermore, DFM Studio offers robust customizability, empowering your organization to create custom checks according to your own design rules and check items.