Product design, engineering and manufacturing consulting company, Zeta Group LLC, uses a variety of SOLIDWORKS mechanical and electrical design solutions to deliver advanced automated manufacturing systems. By implementing these solutions, Zeta Group was able to cut design cycles by 50 percent and reduce customer scrap. This case study provides details about how Zeta Group streamlined, improved and accelerated development cycles with SOLIDWORKS.
Kinder Design Inc., a design and engineering services consulting firm, developed the Lift Top — an adjustable desktop table which enables users to comfortably work in either a sitting or standing position. With SOLIDWORKS Premium software, the firm automated the design process, cut development time and reduced the number of prototypes. This case study shares how Kinder Design implemented SOLIDWORKS Premium design and analysis software to support services and drive innovative product development.
Virtual prototyping is a critical tool for companies looking to successfully develop and optimize products as well as navigate product behavior complexities. In fact, virtual prototyping users saw a 13 percent decrease in overall development time. This report from Aberdeen Group, a U.S. technology and services company, explores how Best-in-Class companies are using virtual prototyping to innovate and differentiate products from the competition.
Commercial trucking plays an important role in the economy. When hauling perishable goods and materials, it’s critical for buyers and suppliers to seek cost efficiencies and deliver in a timely manner. To help, Jeremy Singley collaborated with Bob Sliwa to create an ultra-aerodynamic tractor-trailer that could reduce draft and lower fuel consumption by up to 25 percent. This article discusses how these innovators used SOLIDWORKS design software to create a SuperTruck prototype.
The product development ecosystem is complex, as it entails nearly every area of an enterprise — each with its own set of tools, files and needs. Enterprises need the right solutions to untangle the web of data management and enable a smarter approach to manufacturing. This article discusses how distributed data management, now an integrated part of SOLIDWORKS Manage, stores and regulates design data to streamline processes and improve the movement of information.
Quality is a top priority for any organization, whether it’s defined by reliability and customer satisfaction or conformance with manufacturability specifications. Manufacturers are continually challenged to maintain quality while optimizing the bottom line. Inspection, testing and documentation are critical to this process; however, manual translations are riddled with error, inconsistencies and lost productivity. This article reveals how SOLIDWORKS Inspection software optimizes the inspection process, reduces costs and helps create higher quality products faster than ever.
The Internet of Things (IoT) has paved the way for a number of innovations that rely on connectivity between devices and the internet. Now, this interconnectivity is impacting the beer brewing process, providing brewers with a consistent, reliable, data-driven experience — and serving customers with a tasty, better brew. This article discusses how the IoT and smart, connected brewing appliances are redefining the industry landscape one beer at a time.
Additive manufacturing has transformed the traditional manufacturing process, influencing various industries with the rising popularity of 3D printing. This revolutionary technology is producing a broader range of materials, faster and more efficiently than ever before — greatly impacting the product development process and adding value to businesses. This article dives deeper into the evolving role of 3D printing and how it can improve part-design flexibility, reduce lead times and create smarter, customized product designs.
Valley Dairy Farm Automation (VDFA) is a leading manufacturer of customized, innovative dairy farm automation products. After experiencing a rapid demand for its products, the company needed to expand its product offerings in order to deliver the best possible job for its customers. This case study reveals how VDFA implemented SOLIDWORKS solutions to establish its Lyntech subsidiary, tripled product offerings, advanced dairy farm automation technology, and minimized mistakes and design errors in the process.
There’s growing, industry-wide pressure to integrate more software and electronics into products. In fact, innovative products are now critical to the success of future-thinking companies — 52 percent of companies developing smart products fear they’ll lose market share unless they continue to make products smarter. There are, however, unique challenges that come with perfecting development processes and managing complexities. This e-book, by research firm Tech-Clarity, outlines steps to successfully transforming your products into smart, connected systems.
When it comes to the Internet of Things (IoT), the evolution of connected devices and data can often make it difficult for teams — including designers, engineers and communication specialists — to efficiently work together. The SOLIDWORKS connected devices ecosystem, however, provides development capabilities that easily bring teams together to manage complexities and synchronize and facilitate product development. This webinar further explains smart, connected devices and how SOLIDWORKS can leverage these capabilities to help drive business change.
Traditional tools of the engineering trade don’t accommodate today’s need for cross-team collaboration. From using different mechanical computer-aided design (MCAD) applications to working on projects with stakeholders located all over the world, engineers have to overcome various obstacles to get the job done. Learn how technology can help streamline communications and collaboration, ultimately setting up your team for success.
The Internet of Things (IoT) isn’t an aspiration — it’s a reality. Engineers have strict expectations to meet when it comes to designing smart connected products, and system engineering is a critical skill set in this new age of design. Read the e-book "Engineering Handbook for Designing Smart Connected Devices" to learn how to master this competency.
How do you design and manufacture products suited for the Fourth Industrial Revolution — the Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI)? Hint: You can’t do it with single-point 3D modeling and 2D drawing solutions. Learn how upgrading to an integrated 3D product development solution can help boost productivity, reduce costs, improve quality, foster collaboration and increase innovation.
Form and function have always been key considerations for industrial designers and mechanical engineers; and with 3D design software, those qualities are easier than ever to fine-tune. Learn how SOLIDWORKS® 3D design and visualization solutions helped nine consumer products companies improve features and functionality, bring products to market more quickly, reduce production timelines and more.
In this educational webinar from Dassault Systèmes, industry experts share best practices on how to streamline manufacturing collaboration and design when it comes to plastic injection molding. Learn how to find valuable resource materials such as part design guides and technical service bulletins, and troubleshoot common challenges that occur during every stage of the injection-molding process using 3D simulation software.