Amsted Automotive Accelerates Time to Market and CAE Reporting with VCollab Software

Leading automotive supplier reducing analysts time and effort by as much as 80%.

TROY MI: JUNE 1, 2022 – Visual Collaboration Technologies, Inc. (VCollab), a leading provider of product development visual collaboration technologies, announces that Amsted Automotive is achieving measurable benefits in its implementation of VCollab software. VCollab replaces PowerPoint reporting practices with 3D digital models eliminating non-value-added manual tasks, bottlenecks, and delays associated with CAE reporting. This insight provides better and faster decision-making.

Amsted Automotive’s CAE Manager, George Coppens explains that VCollab implementation is having a measurable impact on the time and cost associated with the reporting and sharing of critical simulation results.

“PowerPoint report decks can exceed 100 pages and often take up to five days to create. With VCollab, all the stresses can be displayed in a single viewpoint reducing the process to just a single day in some cases. VCollab’s 3D digital reports allow us to zoom, rotate, and animate to probe multiple areas of the model; and the Hot Spot finder in VCollab quickly uncovers potential areas of concern. Understanding simulation results more completely helps accelerate product development while enhancing product quality and innovation.”

Prasad Mandava, VCollab CEO, says that organizations like Amsted Automotive are solidifying their leadership positions by continually scrutinizing and improving product development practices.

“We’re living in a 3D digital world and for manufacturers, relying on PowerPoint and other 2D-based processes is a big step backward.  Forward-thinking companies like Amsted Automotive are embracing leading technologies to distance themselves from the competition and VCollab is pleased to contribute to their success.”

About Amsted Automotive

In 2021, Amsted Automotive Group brought together Means Industries Inc., SMW Manufacturing, and Burgess-Norton Mfg. Co., Inc. to form a new and innovative technology team. The integration provides an expanded global presence with 21 facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia to serve the global automotive customer base with a robust manufacturing footprint, producing over 100 million components and assemblies annually. The group combines design and engineering expertise, strategically aligned to be a nimble leader in advanced metal-forming and powder metal manufacturing with electro-mechanical clutch design capabilities for electrified propulsion solutions and builds on Amsted Automotive Group’s integral role in global advanced automatic transmissions designed in North America, Europe, and Asia.

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About VCollab

Visual Collaboration Technologies (VCollab) has helped more than 100 manufacturers digitally transform their CAE processes and achieve better products by enabling 3D design review, providing comprehensive 3D simulation insights to be shared across teams, locations, and global supply chains.

Headquartered in Troy, Michigan, VCollab maintains sales and support offices throughout the United States and India. The company’s solutions are sold directly and through an extensive global network of representatives and partners. For more information visit