American Axle (AAM)

Canvas Category OEM : Automotive

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Primary Location Detroit, Michigan, United States

Financial Status NYSE: AXL

AAM delivers POWER that moves the world. As a leading global Tier 1 Automotive and Mobility Supplier, AAM designs, engineers and manufactures Driveline and Metal Forming technologies to support electric, hybrid and internal combustion vehicles. Headquartered in Detroit with nearly 85 facilities in 18 countries, AAM is bringing the future faster for a safer and more sustainable tomorrow.

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From Drafter to Innovator: The Evolution of the Design Engineer

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✍️ Author: Robert Farrell

🔖 Topics: Simulation-led Design

🏢 Organizations: PTC, Ansys, American Axle

The seeds of modern design were sown in 1765 by Gaspard Monge. The French mathematician is widely credited as the founder of descriptive geometry and technical drawing.

Simulation-led design (SLD) is advancing innovation by empowering designers with the ability to explore many more design options without adding time or cost. SLD not only reduces costs but optimizes product performance and advances innovation by allowing designers to digitally explore substantially more product design iterations by asking “what if?” and getting the answers quickly. Furthermore, as these designs have been more thoroughly validated against the requirements, failures in the field are reduced, which of course reduces product recalls and warranty costs.

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