Caso de Sucesso Chery Automóveis e Siemens PLM


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Chery Automóveis se apoia na qualidade para criar uma marca reconhecida mundialmente usando o Tecnomatix para garantir seus processos e assegurar seus produtos.

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Caso de Sucesso Chery Automóveis e Siemens PLM

  1. 1. TecnomatixChery Automobile Co., Ltd.Quality drives Chinese automaker; onroute to creating a world-famous nameTecnomatix software helps Chery diagnose and reduce design quality defects,achieving significant savings for each problem found prior to manufacturingBusiness challenges China, then the world Dimensional analysisImprove product quality Chery Automobile Co., Ltd. (“Chery”) was Quality, which is closely linked to product founded in 1997 by five state-owned performance, reliability, comfort, stylingReduce production and investment companies with an initial and the customer’s purchasing decision, ismaintenance costs capitalization of RMB 3.2 billion (nearly at the core of Chery’s competitiveness.Expand brand image; $500 million USD). Plant construction The company holds ISO 9001 and Rhine’sstrengthen competitiveness commenced in 1997 and the first car came ISO/TS16949 certifications. In recent years,in the global market off the production line on December 18, it has initiated other quality control 1999. In August, 2007, the company’s procedures, including the establishment of one-millionth car rolled out, signifying standards, strict project controls and newKeys to success Chery’s success in building an independent testing equipment and methods. To specif-Dimensional tolerance Chinese brand. As China’s number-one ically address product quality, Chery hasanalysis software that passenger vehicle exporter for seven implemented: 1) structural analysis,simulates manufacturing and years, the company is now on its way to process assessments, product and processassembly processes creating a world-famous name. design evaluation, and complete vehicleTecnomatix data in testing during the R&D stage; 2) processlightweight JT format Chery currently owns four brands: Chery, review and control at the design phase; Riich, Rely and Karry. Its product line and 3) the use of multiple testingSiemens’ extensive includes passenger vehicles, commercialknowledge of dimensional vehicles and mini cars. Chery presentlymanagement and expertise has the capability to producein implementation 900,000 vehicles and engines, and 400,000Results gearboxes per year.Complete vehicle dimensionalanalysis helps meet thecompany’s product qualitytargetsProduction problemsidentified early in the productdevelopment cycleIncreased vehicle and processoptimizationAvoided errors, eliminatingrework time and costs($150,000 saved on one mold) Automotive and transportation
  2. 2. “We were impressed by the powerful functionality of Tecnomatix, as well as by the fact that Siemens has an engineering team in North America dedicated to dimensional analysis.”Wu ShiqiangDirectorProcess TechnologyDepartment, EngineeringPlanning & Design Institute IChery Automobile Co., Ltd. methods, data analysis, and feedback at positioning and assembly methods meet the production stage. technical specifications, and ultimately suggest how to optimize these factors to Dimensional analysis is one of the enhance the quality of body design.” advanced concepts Chery implemented after seeing how valuable this practice has Chery’s first dimensional analysis method been to automobile assembly plants in was based on the 2D dimensional chain developed countries. “A dimensional calculations, which can be inaccurate and engineering team can help improve the do not work well for complex products quality of the car body,” says Wu, Shiqiang, such as automobiles. That led them to look director, Process Technology Department, for a better method, which turned out to Engineering Planning and Design Institute be Tecnomatix® software with its Variation I at Chery. “At the initial design stage, they Analysis (VSA) component, a powerful can analyze whether the structure, dimensional analysis tool used to simulate manufacturing and assembly processes and predict the amounts and causes of variation. “After evaluating a number of possibilities, we were impressed by the powerful functionality of Tecnomatix, as well as by the fact that Siemens has an engineering team in North America dedicated to dimensional analysis,” says Shiqiang. “We were also aware that Siemens has been collaborating with Ford over the years and we believed that they could provide us with valuable assistance. Those are the reasons we chose Tecnomatix.” Predicting problems before they happen Chery uses Tecnomatix Variation Analysis software for manufacturing and assembly workflow simulations. The software virtually performs the assembly process and builds the dimensional chain for the product. Using the Monte Carlo principle,
  3. 3. Solutions/Services it determines post-assembly dimensionalTecnomatix errors and analyzes the factors causing errors. “This lets us assess and optimize thetecnomatix product design, configure part tolerance, improve the positioning and assemblyJT processes, and manage and take of downstream manufacturing errors,”plmcomponents says Shiqiang.Client’s primary business Tecnomatix is a 3D simulation system. It creates a 3D model that includes tolerance Savings add upChery Automobile Co., Ltd. distributions of parts and components, The implementation of Tecnomatixis China’s largest indepen- installation and positioning methods, the Variation Analysis software anddent manufacturer of assembly sequence, fixing methods, synchronized dimensional engineeringpassenger cars. accuracy requirements, and measurement significantly enhances Chery’s ability plans and methods. It offers simulation predict problems prior to production. For analysis results that closely reflect actual example, an assembly issue with oneClient location assembly conditions for complex shapes vehicle’s headlights was found during the and relationships. An important factor analysis. Fixing the problem in softwareWuhu, Anhui Province in the success of Tecnomatix in this before molds were made spared theChina application is that the software uses the company the 1 million Yuan (around lightweight JT™ data format. “The quantity $150,000 US) cost to modify a mold. “And of data needed to represent a complete of course, this also eliminated delay in vehicle is very large,” explains Shiqiang. manufacturing,” says Shiqiang. “By using the JT format, Tecnomatix reduces memory requirements by approx- Dimensional engineering provides a imately 70 percent, speeding up the quality management collaboration response of the system.” platform for engineers of different depart- ments within Chery, including product “From the beginning, we have had an design, engineering, manufacturing, ambitious plan for quality improvement, fixture development, quality inspection, including complete vehicle dimensional and quality control. So far, Chery has analysis similar to what is done in North performed complete vehicle dimensional America,” says Wu. “Since implementing analysis for a number of projects and has Tecnomatix, we have gradually established established a collaboration mechanism a comprehensive dimensional engineering between product design and process plan- process beginning with preliminary ning. The Tecnomatix solution has enabled benchmark analyses and the definition the company to analyze, assess and of a dimensional technical specification, optimize vehicles in a systematic manner. through to 3D virtual assembly and “The idea is to solve problems in the early simulation, and quality control.” The stages and minimize the waste of time and dimensional engineering team is mainly money,” says Shiqiang. To date, dimen- responsible for dimensional analysis and sional engineering has been used for quality control work for entire new Chery’s medium-to-high class vehicles. In vehicles, but also works on changes made the future, the company plans to expand to existing models. its use to all vehicle models.Siemens Industry SoftwareAmericas +1 800 498 5351 © 2011 Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc. All rights reserved. Siemens and the Siemens logo areEurope +44 (0) 1276 702000 registered trademarks of Siemens AG. D-Cubed, Femap, Geolus, GO PLM, I-deas, Insight, JT, NX, Parasolid, Solid Edge,Asia-Pacific +852 2230 3333 Teamcenter, Tecnomatix and Velocity Series are trademarks or registered trademarks of Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries. All other logos, trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks used herein are the property of their respective Z9 25219 7/11 C