Challenge of Mechatronics: Expert Panel Discussion (EX)
Three top operating managers from different industry verticals joined Nancy Atkins of Bombardier Aerospace in a panel discussion on the challenges of mechatronics, immediately following her presentation, The Aviation Challenge of Wire Harness Design, at CPDA's annual PLM Road Map conference. Each explored the difficulties faced by end users across the full wire/cable harness development process with requirements management, functional and logical design, 3D physical design, and manufacturing.
The panel covered a broad range of topics with a breadth of experience and viewpoints that balance the depth of the Bombardier case study published earlier. The combination creates an incisive review of current trends and challenges for wire harness design.
Keywords: mechatronics, wire/cable harness, requirements, systems engineering, functional & logical design, 3D physical design, outsourcing, control systems, emulation, generic software, calibration tables, CMM, CMMI, module reuse