Research Report: Simulation-Driven Design for Manufacturing (SDfM) Experiences

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Product engineers are under consistent pressure to reduce the costs, improve the quality and increase the throughput of manufacturing processes. This fast-paced environment is not well suited for trial-and-error manufacturing engineering.

How are engineers responding to these challenges? Is simulation and simulation-driven design for manufacturing (SDfM) well established across the industry? When simulation is deployed, does it deliver on the promises of reducing costs while improving throughput and quality? And what are the barriers to the adoption of simulation during the early stages of product development?

In this 2021 survey report conducted by, we discuss those questions and discover:
• Top design priorities
• Top benefits of SDfM
• Top barriers to expanding and adopting SDfM
• Risks to staying competitive in the market

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