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Bricsys, Flanders Make Develop ‘Design for Assembly Inspection Tool’

GHENT, Belgium, Mar 4, 2024 – Through a collaboration between Bricsys and Flanders Make, a ‘design for assembly inspection tool’ has been developed that makes it possible to test a product’s suitability for production as early as the design phase.

Traditionally, engineers tested a product’s suitability for production during the initial prototype phase, when they first physically assembled the product. This stage often resulted in the creation of several costly and time-consuming prototypes. Now, Bricsys sets a precedent by fully integrating the Assembly Inspect Tool into their BricsCAD Mechanical software.

The Assembly Inspect Tool provides an in-depth evaluation of assembly capabilities not previously available in Mechanical CAD packages. This tool makes the “Aided” in Computer-Aided Design a reality: it supports the product design engineer in the design process, avoiding costly assembly design errors that often only come to light in the prototype phase.

Accessible for companies of all sizes

The Assembly Inspect Tool also enables small to medium-sized companies in the manufacturing industry to have these insights without the need for costly and specialized software.

The development of this technology came about through collaboration between Bricsys and Flanders Make, a strategic research center for the manufacturing industry. It results from a project in which Flanders Make and other mutually independent Flemish companies are developing new knowledge that can be practically applied, thus contributing to economic added value in Flanders.

Although researchers have not yet completed the study, they will use the coming year to gather valuable customer feedback to optimize the Assembly Inspect Tool further.

For an in-depth explanation of the technology behind this pioneering step in the product design process, watch this video.

About Flanders Make

Towards a digitally transformed, sustainable and competitive industry, Flanders Make is a fast-growing research center supporting companies from different sectors in their sustainable innovation trajectories. From our offices in Lommel, Leuven, Kortrijk, Sint-Truiden and labs at the 5 Flemish Universities, we stimulate open innovation through excellent research.

Through our unique position linking business and research, our teams combine their expertise at application and system level with technological and scientific knowledge. Academic partners and more than 150 companies are part of Flanders Make’s circular innovation ecosystem.

Sustainability, climate and workable work have a high priority in our research. We want to help companies develop green, smart and connected products and production systems with a special focus on humans and their interaction with machines. Towards a digitally transformed, sustainable and competitive industry, Flanders Make is a fast-growing research center supporting companies from different sectors in their sustainable innovation trajectories. From our offices in Lommel, Leuven, Kortrijk, Sint-Truiden and labs at the 5 Flemish Universities, we stimulate open innovation through excellent research.

About Bricsys

Bricsys®, a global technology company and a part of Hexagon, develops the BricsCAD® suite of computer-aided design (CAD) products and the Bricsys® 24/7 project collaboration platform. We are committed to the success of our customers by offering cost-effective, professional CAD software with industry-leading product support. Learn more at www.bricsys.com.

Hexagon is a global leader in digital reality solutions. Learn more about Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B) at hexagon.com and follow us @HexagonAB.

Nitin Patil
Nitin Patil
Editor and Director of Content, DailyCADCAM.com. Nitin completed his Master's in Mass Communication & Journalism and having 13 years of work experience as an editor, content writer with renowned international technical magazines and media companies. He is associated with CAD,CAM industry since 2008.
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