How to lower the cost and risk of machine design

Intense global competition is putting pressure on machine builders to deliver machines with higher throughput, reduce operating cost and with features that improve productivity, increase efficiency and differentiate their machines from the competition. For this reason, today's machine builders have switched from designing single-purpose machines to creating flexible and highly effective multipurpose machines by adopting modern control systems and sophisticated algorithms as well as integrating high-end electronics into their mechanical machines. Can you tell us what you are doing to lower the cost and risk of machine design?