Formboard design drawings are one-to-one, full-scale representations of wiring harness design data, enriched with additional manufacturing information. It gives a view of the wire harness design data as a digital twin.
Along with the wire harness objects, all manufacturing-relevant objects like bundle forks, connector holders, clip holders or tape position indicators are graphically represented on these formboard models. Formboards provide visual aids for the operators that guide them during harness assembly.
The success of harness manufacturers is dependent upon their ability to accurately design, optimize and cost the manufacturing processes, labor, material, and resources required to produce harnesses. Capital contributes to an optimized digital twin comprising a validated harness model and a digitalized manufacturing process model. This can be leveraged to transform a company’s engineering, costing, and manufacturing performance ultimately boosting profits.