Design and engineering teams today develop smart products that integrate mechanical functions with electrics, electronics, and controls, utilizing new materials and manufacturing methods and deliver new designs within ever shorter design cycles.
Integrating all aspects of form, fit, and function, to create visually appealing products that stand the test of time and ensuring the product is ergonomically suited to fit the user, is not a simple task. Design and styling can often make or break a successful product.
The pressure is being put on industrial designers from every angle. You must operate in a fragmented development environment, but still develop products faster, without compromising on style or materials. In order to deliver innovative designs that are functional, manufacturable, and affordable, it is critical that industrial designers work closely with the engineering team to determine how to manage costs through different manufacturing techniques and materials.
Integrated design tools allow designers to explore forms more freely while providing engineering and manufacturing teams with earlier visibility into design concepts. By using cutting edge tools like NX you can create and visualize the most complex and aesthetic designs. Associative data flow helps engineering teams to convert your designs into physical parts quickly and exactly as designed. Thus, your designs can drive all downstream processes like mechanical design, analysis, and mold manufacturing.