DENSO Taps Siemens for Model-Based Development Program

Siemens' Simcenter solutions will fuel MBD/MBSE initiative, with a full-scale deployment in 2022.

Siemens' Simcenter solutions will fuel MBD/MBSE initiative, with a full-scale deployment in 2022.

DENSO will use Siemens software for its model-based development (MBD) initiatives. Image courtesy of Siemens.


DENSO Corporation is deploying software from Siemens Digital Industries Software as the foundation of its next generation model-based development (MBD). By using model-based simulations, DENSO hopes resolve existing issues as well as investigate a broad range of design possibilities, early in the process and before physical models are built, according to a press release from Siemens. This new process is expected to reduce time needed for product development, cut costs, increase design quality, and improve competitiveness.

Siemens will be underpinning the project through a variety of services including process consulting, conducting pilot projects at the design site, and establishing processes for modeling. Simcenter solutions are being deployed for use by designers who can now conduct 1D system simulation alongside analysis specialists while Teamcenter software enables seamless distribution of model data among global sites.

“Thanks to high quality Siemens software products, expertise in consulting and technical service, our three-year MBD pilot has been successful,” said Masaki Suzuoki, General Manager MBD Promotion Dept. Engineering Digital Transformation Promotion Div., DENSO Corporation. “Full scale deployment will start throughout the company in Japan and abroad and we look forward to additional support from Siemens that can help us accelerate MBD deployment across business domains.”

According to the press release, DENSO plans to roll out MBD across the entire company to help enable next-generation automotive developments such as electrification and the use of advanced safety and automated driving. Research in Europe provided the opportunity for DENSO to have a direct discussion with Siemens regarding roll-out plans for Siemens' MBD solutions.

DENSO has been a long-term partner with Siemens for the development of Siemens' software including NX software, the company says. The two companies have been working together to develop solutions based on their aligned strategies, with DENSO submitting requests to Siemens for MBD that are implemented as standard functions of Siemens solutions.  DENSO is currently conducting a trial roll-out through a cross section of various fields, including their primary domains of thermal systems, powertrains, and electrification. 

“We are honored to collaborate with DENSO to drive next generation MBD product development for their business transformation,” said Tony Hemmelgarn, president and CEO, Siemens Digital Industries Software. “We appreciate the trust of DENSO and the other global automotive companies who have chosen Siemens' software and services for digital transformation, as well as effective and profitable operations.”  

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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