SAS Forks – Simulation Success Story

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, they 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, they was also able to fulfill a need for replaceable tips on the unit. By using SOLIDWORKS and SOLIDWORKS Simulation, they had the capability and tools necessary to design, test, and order the replaceable tips within 3 days.

Old SAS Forks mesh design
Old Design

Old Design

New SAS Forks mesh design
New Design

New Design

Learn More About SOLIDWORKS Simulation

Share

Meet the Author

Katie Vanden Heuvel

Katie Vanden Heuvel

view all posts by Katie Vanden Heuvel

Upcoming Events

Thu 02

SOLIDWORKS Advanced Part Modeling

March 30 @ 8:30 am - April 3 @ 12:00 pm
Thu 02

SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal

March 31 @ 2:00 pm - April 3 @ 4:00 pm
Mon 06

SOLIDWORKS Weldments

April 6 @ 9:00 am - April 8 @ 11:00 am
Mon 13

SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional for Administrators

April 13 @ 8:30 am - April 15 @ 4:30 pm
Mon 13

SOLIDWORKS CAM Standard Essentials

April 13 @ 8:30 am - April 14 @ 4:30 pm