The Kobelco Construction Machinery company, a Japanese hydraulic excavator manufacturer adopted PLM to help manage situations associated with a number of designers working on the same design problems. The company developed a module to produce full digital mock-ups, introduced PLM tools which facilitated the design of difficult parts, determined how parts could be fitted around other parts whilst maintaining the centre of gravity of the component or equipment, helped with the design of common as...

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3.2.2 Develop product lifecycle &development timing target
3.3.2 Develop prototypes/pilot schemes

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