FASOTEC: 3D Modeling Solutions for End-to-End PLM
The product development process, with its numerous phases and multiple solutions involved in each of them, is quite challenging to manage. In an effort to minimize cost and time associated with each of these phases, firms usually segregate their product development process across multiple geographic locations and eventually struggle in uniformly managing the same. Amidst such a situation, software vendors offering PLM solutions have traditionally become the preferred partners for organizations around the globe. However, FASOTEC, a company based in Japan, breaks the stereotypical market approach. Founded three decades back by a group of machining engineers, the company’s assistance, as opposed to what conventional vendors do, doesn’t plainly begin and end with offering just PLM software. FASOTEC’s core competency lies in its deep expertise in engineering, designing, and manufacturing products, buttressed by quality IT PLM skills and advanced 3D simulation solutions to aid in end-to-end management of global productions.
“Our business model comprises of two prime segments. The first concerns with the sales and support of unique PLM software systems (3D CAD, CAM, CAE), while the second focuses on end-to-end production engineering services using the above technologies,” explains Junichi Takeuchi, CEO, FASOTEC. Partnering with multiple engineering institutes, the company develops unique 3D CAD and CAE solutions based on the CATIA platform that can be effectively applied to a client’s product development process. FASOTEC also assists customers in accurately implementing and utilizing the 3D simulation software through comprehensive computer-aided design and simulation outsourcing services in every stage of a client’s production engineering process, especially for the automotive industry.
FASOTEC’s core competency lies in its deep expertise in engineering, designing, and manufacturing products, buttressed by quality IT PLM skills and advanced 3D simulation solutions
The company’s design and simulation outsourcing services are delivered by a competent team of system engineers that boasts of quality IT PLM skills and profound experience in the application of 3D digital modeling for systems integration and engineering processes. Leveraging the unique 3D solutions and aided by FASOTEC’s team, customers can speed up their time to market by manifolds and seamlessly monitor the QCD performance at all stages of its product development lifecycle, globally.
Progressing along the lines of this mission, FASOTEC has become one of the leading providers of GD&T technology as-a-service to automotive enterprises. This allows the company to extend a unique Global Quality Management System based on GD&T’s tolerance analysis that assists customers to enhance their product manufacturing quality and reduce manufacturing costs significantly.
“In today’s era of globalization, our vision is to become the ideal digital partner in assisting manufacturing companies, such as automotive companies, to address both their on-shore and off-shore business needs effectively and manage their global engineering and IT operations,” remarks Takeuchi. Along this mission, the company established a subsidiary in China, Fasotec-Jiangda, to support global R&D and manufacturing operations of Japanese and Chinese customers.
The value that FASOTEC has been delivering to the market since its inception had greatly broadened when it entered the 3D printing business in 2003. Combining its expertise in 3D PLM engineering with 3D printing technologies, the company has ushered a revolution in medical technology. For example, the company collaborates with medical institutes and gathers patient CT-scan data to accurately design 3D digital models of human organs which are later given physical shape and even life-like texture using 3D printing and material expertise. These “BIOTEXTURE” surgical training system can significantly assist surgeons to experience pseudo-realistic surgery, which aims to ultimately replace animal experiment in the surgical training field.
In the future, FASOTEC aims to integrate more advanced design engineering and simulation technologies to strengthen its competence in 3D PLM modeling, enhance engineering services for the medical industry, and become a global service provider in the process.