Today I’d like to share with you this case study about FUNCOSA, a foundry in Barcelona, Spain who provides metal cast parts for the automotive, railway, and hydropower industries. While this case study is not about an Acuity customer, the impact of FUNCOSA’s investment in NX CAD/CAM/CAE and Teamcenter is a testament to what is possible.
FUNCOSA BUSINESS CHALLENGES
- Strict quality control, tight tolerances, perfect finishing touches, and adherence to deadlines
- Difficult, unsecure access to project documentation
- Limitation of design on crucial, complex parts
NX is the only solution that allows us to design and perform a complete machining process, instead of having to design it with one program and then export it to another program. Any changes you make in CAD are automatically updated in machining. NX has become the standard in the design process. It is our core software, the source of all information. We have other CAD tools, but only use them to support NX. - Edward Sallés, Director of Engineering
The feature most highly prized by FUNCOSA engineers is Synchronous Technology, which allows them to intuitively edit design data generated by other systems without needing to understand the design history.
We can make small changes easily and comfortably, such as moving a face, removing a radius, or modifying files someone sends you. We’re saving a lot of time using NX, and find it useful because it supports multiple design approaches. NX is responsive, enabling you to handle various parts with ease. I have never found a project that could not be addressed using NX.
-Victor Fernández, Director or Process Engineering
To help the company earn certifications for quality, a healthy environment and increased worker safety, FUNCOSA needed to replace their paper-based system with an IT solution that enables engineers to consult documentation online. FUNCOSA’s satisfaction with NX largely drove the selection of Teamcenter, which helps centralize project management and facilitates change controls and reviews while managing NX design information and quality documentation.
Teamcenter makes it easy to find what you need. Even if you use the wrong search terms, you can find your item due to the multitude of fields and search filters Teamcenter provides.
- David de la Cruz, Director of Quality and Environment
The combination of NX and Teamcenter enables a collaborative work environment, helping FUNCOSA to achieve excellence in customer service as well as acquire new business. Engineers can import and export any file type with NX and use Teamcenter to facilitate immediate access to any document. The accuracy provided using NX helps reduce errors in design and manufacturing, while the digitization of all documents using Teamcenter avoids duplication and the danger of working with outdated files.
You always know who did what. -David de la Cruz
They have just upgraded to the latest versions of NX and Teamcenter, and are planning to deploy new workflows to exercise their full potential in product data management (PDM). They are also looking at integrating PDM with their ERP system.
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