"Modeling Draws a Bead on Manufacturing Tolerances," WDM Solutions
Updated: Aug 04, 2014
Author(s): Joe Shiefman
"Using modeling software, designers can move from a basic concept to a polished design that meets criteria. This iterative process determines manufacturing tolerances by varying alignments and material properties of elements within a component and then by examining the effects on specifications.
Significant drops in spending and increased competition have made the optical telecommunications components market a very difficult place to do business. Once spending levels rebound, the winners will not necessarily be those companies with the cleverest component concepts because, for most component types, there will be many companies offering products with specifications that meet the market's needs. From within these companies, those with the most inexpensive and most manufacturable designs will be the winners. ..."