Product Development & PLM

Product Development & Product Lifecycle Management

With the tools of the STIWA Group we pro­vide Prod­uct Devel­op­ment with com­pre­hen­sive infor­ma­tion from machine engi­neer­ing and machine oper­a­tion. At the same time, infor­ma­tion gen­er­at­ed dur­ing Prod­uct Devel­op­ment flows back into machine engi­neer­ing, oper­a­tion and optimization.
Infor­ma­tion is cre­at­ed dur­ing the entire prod­uct life cycle. This infor­ma­tion is trans­par­ent­ly avail­able to the com­pa­ny from the idea to series implementation.
We have a high lev­el of process and tech­nol­o­gy under­stand­ing of indi­vid­ual indus­tries and sup­port our cus­tomers from the man­u­fac­tur­ing industry.


Cost awareness

Create cost awareness through transparency

The high degree of automa­tion of tra­di­tion­al man­u­fac­tur­ing tech­nolo­gies (machin­ing, form­ing, plas­tics tech­nol­o­gy,…) has made assem­bly a very expen­sive part of the pro­duc­tion process.

Already in the phase of prod­uct con­cep­tion the design­er deter­mines the impor­tant char­ac­ter­is­tics of a prod­uct and thus deci­sive­ly defines the result­ing pro­duc­tion costs.

The soft­ware solu­tions of the STIWA Group are designed to improve the bal­ance between cost respon­si­bil­i­ty and cost causation.


Cause — Effect

Clear cause-and-effect relationships

Unclear cause-and-effect rela­tion­ships in the mechan­i­cal engi­neer­ing process may cause unex­pect­ed costs in the con­struc­tion and oper­a­tion of machines.

Analy­sis of these cause-and-effect rela­tion­ships cre­ates trans­paren­cy. This knowl­edge base is avail­able in the engi­neer­ing process for fur­ther projects.

This ensures that joint­ly made tech­ni­cal deci­sions lead to an eco­nom­i­cal and safe result.


Iterative development

The flow of infor­ma­tion should be ear­ly and auto­mat­ed. Depart­ments are net­worked: Work flows and tools ensure short­er devel­op­ment cycles.

  • Reduc­tion of “time-to-mar­ket”
  • Min­i­miza­tion and mas­ter­ing change process­es on the prod­uct and their influ­ence on automation.


Designing processes to add value

Increas­ing­ly com­plex prod­uct devel­op­ment and automa­tion in caus­ing an increase in non-val­ue-added processes.

By inte­grat­ing prod­uct devel­op­ment into the mechan­i­cal engi­neer­ing process, non-val­ue-adding process­es are min­i­mized. Media breaks or con­ver­sions are min­i­mized or automated.

The user can con­cen­trate on the essen­tials again and reduce the effort of non-val­ue adding activities.


Alexan­der Meisinger

+43 7236 3351