Manufacturing Simulation Software for

Auto & Transportation

Innovate Faster with Digital Factories and Protect Your Bottom Line

The auto and transportation industry is experiencing an incredibly disruptive period. Even global powerhouses are being consistently challenged by nimble, fast-paced, upstart competitors. And new business models are forcing global OEs to adapt faster than their technology can handle. Digital manufacturing simulation software gives you the advantage you need to innovate, cost, source, and manufacture faster, all while saving your bottom line.

Product Development Challenges


Government Regulations

Compliance with escalating governmental regulations around fuel efficiency, emissions and safety are resulting in an advancement in technologies and a shift toward more electrification of vehicles.

Global Sourcing Strategies

Implementing highly innovative global sourcing strategies designed to quickly adapt to a changing landscape of suppliers and consumer demand.

Innovative New Technologies

Shifts in powertrain design to accommodate the trend towards electric vehicles. Major investments are being made to develop autonomous vehicles that leverage connectivity between vehicles and surrounding infrastructure.

    Digital Manufacturing Benefits


    Early Visibility to Manufacturability and Cost

    aPriori's automated design for manufacturability (DFM) and design to cost (DTC) capabilities enable non-experts to easily identify potential manufacturability issues, cost drivers, evaluate design alternatives, and design products to achieve a specific target cost.

    Achieve Product Launch Dates More Consistently

    It’s imperative that manufacturers hit their product launch dates, especially with a whole new class of emerging competitors pushing the needle. Use manufacturability analysis to eliminate the time-consuming and costly process of engineering change orders (ECOs) right before release to manufacturing.

    Increase Margins and Profitability

    Conduct feature/value tradeoffs that represent product variants for different global markets. Automate manufacturing cost estimates for parts, assemblies and tooling to enable fact-based negotiations and more strategic collaboration with suppliers.

    Predict and Reduce Costs for Capital Investments

    Complete detailed analyses of dies and molds for program level roll ups and improved negotiation with supplier.

      Our Customers Have Saved Millions

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      aPriori Solutions for Auto and Transportation Industry

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      aP Generate

      Connect aPriori to your PLM system for automated manufacturability analysis upon check-in of new or modified CAD designs.

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      aP Design

      Utilize heat mapping and cycle time reports to quickly identify and resolve manufacturing cost drivers in every auto part you design. And get your design right the first time

      aP Analytics

      Detailed reports of cost data for your auto parts. Create custom dashboards to consistently monitor new product initiatives against design to cost targets.

      aP Pro

      Remove cumbersome and costly department silos and bring everyone onto the same page. Realize collaboration among design, cost engineering, and sourcing all in one place.

      Manufacturing Cost Models for Your Industry

      Working with major manufacturers, industry specific suppliers and our own manufacturing experts, we have developed the world's most innovative and automated manufacturing cost models specific to your industry. With aPriori, auto and transportation companies will get specific cost models including:
      Stamping, Sheet Metal and Bar & Tube Fabrication
      Aluminium Extrusions
      Die, Investment, Sand Casting
      Injection, Roto, and Blow Molding, Sheet Plastic Thermoforming
      Machining: Milling, Turning, Grinding, Gear Making
      Wire Harness Design/ Assembly, Printed Circuit Board Fabrication/ Assembly
      Additive Manufacturing
      Assemblies: Welding/ Joining, Mechanical
      Surface & Heat Treatment
      For a complete list of all supported manufacturing processes, download this data sheet.
      “Within the first year of using aPriori, we identified 25–40% savings on all systems estimated with the software.”
      — London Electric Vehicle Company

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