Solidworks Expertise

Design and manufacturing go hand in hand!

Winning in today’s global marketplace requires more than innovative and creative product designs. To succeed, you must also beat the competition to market, while controlling development costs and maintaining high levels of quality. Accomplishing these goals demands the implementation of efficient and consistent processes throughout the product development cycle.

If you create fantastic product designs but experience difficulties in manufacturing, you cannot achieve the healthy profit margins, ambitious production schedules, or consistent product quality that are necessary for your company’s success.

WE CAN HELP YOU GET THERE!

3D product design is an important piece of the manufacturing puzzle because it can truly make your manufacturing processes run like clockwork. In addition to helping you shorten design cycles, a 3D design platform that incorporates Design for Manufacturability (DFM) tools and applications can help you address production pitfalls by automating and streamlining manufacturing.

Our Solidworks designers understand every facet of your requirements when it comes to translating your idea into form.

Whether you are machining parts, building molds, fabricating sheet metal, forging or casting metal components, or assembling pieces and sub-assemblies, 3D DFM capabilities can help you trim time, cut costs, and improve quality.

Design for Machining

Although the advent of CAM software represented a quantum leap in machining productivity, you can reap additional efficiency gains by using an integrated 3D design system that provides DFM tools. No matter what process you utilize—milling, drilling, punching, laser/waterjet cutting, multi-access machining, or wire EDM—the critical requirements are starting with accurate, clean 3D geometry and using the machining technology that best fits your needs.

The ability to import design data into a CAM system is just the beginning. What happens when you need to make design changes or process an engineering change order (ECO)? Are your CAD and CAM systems integrated so that changes propagate between the “designed” and “machined” model? Has someone checked the model for manufacturing issues with a DFM tool?

For example, do the holes line up? Has someone completed tolerance stack-ups, conducted interference checks, or optimized the design to reduce material usage? What are the documentation consequences of making changes during machining?

When the time comes for you to start your manufacturing process, please give us a call and we will assist you with your design!