This costs businesses millions. More parts mean more tooling to procure, reduced manufacturing economies of scale and higher inventories.
ShapeSpace is a technology that employs advanced algorithms to generate unique ‘geometric signatures’ for CAD models.
By comparing these signatures across thousands of models, items of a particular desired shape can be found and identical or similar parts grouped together and added to an engineering change request.
This triggers a workflow driven process by which the wider organisation can investigate the viability of replacing these duplicate items with a common part thus saving money.
AESSiS use ShapeSpace technology as part of a proven methodology to help businesses reduce part counts and material spend.