FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. — Akebono Brake Corporation recently implemented Prolim, Solid Edge and Teamcenter X software from Siemens Digital Industries to spur its digital transformation of product development, research and design for brake components in North America.
Akebono engineers will use Solid Edsge as their 3D CAD software design equipment and fixtures for the company's caliper manufacturing area.
"Using this software enables us to be more fluid and accommodating to our customers' requests, have more robust designs thus eliminating costly repairs or revisions, and easily share design ideas through the Cloud Based Management System," the company said.
Akebono said it is focused on speeding up the design and implementation of new caliper platforms. With automobile technology changing — specifically, Electric Parking Braking and Regenerative Braking — time has become a "very costly factor," it said.
Teamcenter X is a cloud-based Product Lifecycle Management platform, helping to reduce time-to-market, connect teams and improve effectiveness and efficiency, the company said.
"The combination of Solid Edge and Teamcenter X provides us with a powerful, easy-to-use, and agile product development solution, where Teamcenter X will manage our Solid Edge designs and other product-related data," Akebono engineering manager Corey Minter said. "Since it's a SaaS (software as a service) platform with no infrastructure overhead, we can immediately focus on unlocking opportunities for growth and improved efficiencies through the cloud-based software."
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