CAE @ Ford

Ford is a leading global automotive OEM with development and manufacturing operations in all regions of the world. This distributed approach relies on an infrastructure and tools to collaborate efficiently and effectively in all product creation phases. Ford is looking intensively into automating the integration of CAE into the overall development process – from linking model build with CAD and PLM through to simulation and post-processing. This creates a variety of challenges, from obtaining timely input, merging legacy software and methods, managing different time zones, through to management behaviour.

The Author

Dr Stefan Gaßmann
Manager, Analytical Prototype Department
Ford-Werke GmbH; Köln-Merkenich

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