UK-based ICEM, a specialist in surface modelling, surface model validation and design visualisation software, is launching a Ford supplier programme for its new-generation product, Shape Design.

The programme follows the successful launch of Shape Design (ISD) in 2005, and also follows a significant acquisition of ISD licenses by Ford in June 2006. Following 15 months of evaluation through pilot programmes, Ford will deploy it for all future car launches. The software together with ICEM services and training, will be deployed on a global basis as an integral part of its C3P-NG digital product development environment.

ICEM will host a series of supplier seminars at local offices to introduce the programme to qualifying Ford suppliers in October, November and December.

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