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Autodesk-Autoliv

Founded in 1956, Autoliv is a supplier of seat belts and airbags with $6.5 billion in sales. This Swedish corporation sells its products to automotive companies throughout the world. To keep costs low, however, it was important for engineers to eliminate errors as early as possible in the design process. Ideally, engineers hope to predict possible errors and prevent them from occurring in the first place. Autoliv engineers needed a solution that would work well with other software packages and help them achieve these goals.

Vendor: Autodesk (NYSE: ADSK)
Customer: Autoliv www.autoliv.com 
Vertical Markets: Automotive
State: International – Sweden

Technology Used: Autodesk Inventor

Solution: Founded in 1956, Autoliv is a supplier of seat belts and airbags with $6.5 billion in sales. This Swedish corporation sells its products to automotive companies throughout the world.
Long considered a leader in the industry, Autoliv developed the first three-point seatbelt and the first course used to replicate car crashes. Autoliv’s lasting success can be attributed to their ability to meet industry demands at lower prices than their competitors and their adherence to rigorous accuracy standards.

Autoliv strives to produce perfect finished products. To keep costs low, however, it was important for engineers to eliminate errors as early as possible in the design process. Ideally, engineers hope to predict possible errors and prevent them from occurring in the first place. Autoliv engineers needed a solution that would work well with other software packages and help them achieve these goals.

For Autoliv, the solution was to begin using Autodesk Inventor software. With it, engineers can design, visualize, and simulate manufacturing equipment and tooling.

Adopting Autodesk’s Inventor software is an investment that has paid off for Autoliv. Thanks to the modeling program, errors can be reduced early in the process since engineers can determine almost immediately whether or not a particular design will work. Project turnaround times have been shortened. The software also allows Autoliv engineers to generate 2D files to collaborate and communicate with machine manufacturers and assembly professionals. Lastly, the cost of bringing a design to market has been reduced, something that will help Autoliv continue to provide affordable safety solutions to car makers worldwide.

Further details: http://images.autodesk.com/adsk/files/invpro10_custstory_autoliv_us_v2.pdf




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