Customer Case Studies

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TAYLOR DYNAMOMETER

How Taylor Dynamometer cut days out of their release cycle with SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional

Previous Issues

  • The design approval process was paper-based.
  • Revision process was not automated.
  • File sharing between teams created conflicts.

Improved Process Using SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional

  • Single direction flow of data.
  • Shortened release cycles.
  • File sharing through one common data base.
  • Eliminated revision conflicts between teams.
  • Ability to complete complicated releases more quickly.
  • Seamless file synchronization between remote employees.
  • Solutions Used:

    SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional

  • Industry:

    Dynamometers and Test Equipment for Engine, Towing, & Chassis Systems

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Case Study: From a Broken Part to an Optimal Product Design

The EXTREME Auto Processor

SAS Forks is a manufacturer of attachments for wheel loaders and excavators for use in the auto salvage industry and other severe duty markets. When SAS Forks experienced an issue with a prototype of their EXTREME Auto Processor, SAS Forks turned to SOLIDWORKS Simulation to identify and correct the deficiency in the design.

Through convergence testing in SOLIDWORKS Simulation, SAS Forks was able to determine where the deficiency was in the design and address it. Although the original claw design met all of the basic safety requirements, SAS Forks found that there was high stress in the area in which the claw broke. Once the issue was identified, SAS Forks was able to optimize the design and correct the area of concern. In addition to the new claw design, SAS Forks was also able to fulfill a need for replaceable tips on the unit. By using SOLIDWORKS and SOLIDWORKS Simulation, SAS Forks had the capability and tools necessary to design, test, and order the replaceable tips within 3 days.

  • Solutions Used:

    Simulation Professional

  • Website:

    sasforks.com

Old SAS Forks mesh design
Old Design
New SAS Forks mesh design
New Design

Milwaukee Police Rapid Prototypes with 3D Printing

MPD needed replacement mask filters due to the coronavirus, and fast. Using HP's rapid and unique multi jet fusion technology, we printed 600 thermoplastic parts for the MPD within 5 days. Read the story or watch our video to learn more.

Airstream

Airstream came to GSC during a cost reduction initiative that involved changing the way they manufactured their time-tested camper frames. They wanted to switch to a more cost-effective manufacturing process while also light weighting their components.

Using structural analysis, GSC was able to provide Airstream concrete data about their design changes without the cost and development time associated with traditional prototype and testing processes.

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Quantifying performance improvements between old and new designs.

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Identifying problem areas and offering design options.

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Decreasing development time due to virtual prototyping.

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Confidence in their product by identifying factor of safeties in all areas of the model.