White paper #3: The software dilemma in mechanical engineering
This white paper explains in a hands on way which aspects of the status quo pose problems and shows how mechanical engineering can develop further.
Digitalization is changing mechanical engineering drastically. The complexity of machines as well as the degree of individualization are increasing and new services and business models are developing. Therefore the software effort is increasing exponentially. This calls for new ways and means to make programming more effective.
However, additional specialist know-how alone is not the answer. In order to benefit from modern design methods, the organization of processes has to change. The white paper explains in a hands on way which aspects of the status quo pose problems and shows how mechanical engineering can develop further. It focusses on the fast adaptation of machines to the requirements of customers, on how to make the design process more efficient by using agile methods as well as on the question of how to assure consistent quality in software development.