Case Study: NX and Teamcenter Help Radar Transmitter Components Developer Cut Time for Concept Design and First Build by 50%
When a search-and-rescue operation is underway at sea, the power to detect an object measuring only four inches can lead to a significant breakthrough; and in the aftermath of an earthquake, an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) may be the only means of surveying damage to critical infrastructure. It is such situations that showcase TMD Technologies Ltd.’s (TMD) expertise in the design and manufacture of microwave tubes, amplifiers and power supplies for radar transmitters.
Case Study: Technology Hardware Firm Uses Teamcenter and Solid Edge to Streamline Operations and Shorten Decision Time
In the last 10 years, Matica Technologies Group (Matica Technologies) has gone from producing metal-plate embossing machines to credit cards. In 2006, Matica Technologies, which is based in Turate (Como) near Milan in the north of Italy, extended its operations from metal plates to the familiar plastic cards that are now used in countless sectors, including financial services, retail, identification (ID) documents and access control. As a result, the company expanded its knowledge and expertise to plastic cards processes, including thermographic printing, laser engraving and the encoding of chips and magnetic stripes.
Case Study: Aircraft Manufacturer Improves Productivity, Shortens Development Cycle Time and Lowers Ownership Cost with NX and Teamcenter
Pilatus Aircraft Ltd (Pilatus) in Stans, Switzerland, develops and produces single-engine turboprop aircraft for the civil and military sectors. The company combines Swiss precision and quality with pioneering spirit and innovative strength. Its trailblazing innovations include the multi-role aircraft Pilatus Porter PC-6, known as “the Jeep of the air” due to its versatility and robustness; the PC-12 NG, the world’s best-selling single-engine turboprop business aircraft; and the military training aircraft PC-21. Following the company slogan, “Passion for Flying,” more than 2,000 Pilatus employees worldwide continuously endeavor to develop new and better aircraft models.
Case Study: Industrial Diaphragm Maker Achieves Seamless Transfer of Tool Design to Manufacturing with Solid Edge
About six years ago, industrial diaphragm manufacturer, DiaCom Corp. (DiaCom) initiated a shift in its approach to tool design and manufacturing. With a great customer reputation already in place, the time came to upgrade the company’s technologies. The goal: expand into new markets.
The Amherst, New Hampshire-based company designs and manufactures innovative, cost-effective molded diaphragms critical to the operation of essential industrial systems and equipment. DiaCom not only produces diaphragms, but designs and builds the tooling to manufacture them. The company staffs design and tool departments as part of its business model.
Case Study: Teamcenter Helps Automotive Interiors Manufacturer Reduce Throughput Time in the Quotation Phase by 50%
Grammer AG (Grammer) was founded over 100 years ago as a saddlery. Since that time, the company has transformed from a regional supplier of seat cushions to a global player in the automotive and commercial vehicle industry. Today, Grammer specializes in the development and production of components and systems for automobile interiors as well as driver and passenger seats for commercial vehicles. The Grammer automotive division provides headrests, armrests and center consoles to well-known premium car manufacturers as well as system suppliers. The seating systems division comprises truck, off-road, train and bus seating.
For more than 40 years, Cavalier Tool and Manufacturing (Cavalier) has been successfully serving customers worldwide in the tooling industry. Cavalier builds molds for widely diverse applications, including products for the automotive, commercial, recreational and domestic industries. The company provides solutions for injection, structural foam, gas assist, multi-shot, thermoset, prototype and compression molds.
Case Study: Drive & Control Technology Firm Uses Solid Edge to Reduce Manufacturing Errors by Enhancing Quality of Documentation
AMK Drives & Controls Ltd (AMK) is a family- owned company with headquarters in Kirchheim/Teck, Germany. The mother company has been one of the market and technology leaders in the electric drive technology, control technology, industrial automation engineering, and automotive areas for more than five decades.
For more than 12 years, the company has used product lifecycle management (PLM) specialist Siemens PLM Software’s Solid Edge® software as its corporate product design platform. AMK chose Solid Edge because the company required compatibility between file formats and easy transfer of data. As a result, there is no need for the bidirectional conversion of files to and from other computer-aided design (CAD) systems and, therefore, no loss of data. At the same time, it saves central processing unit (CPU) time and engineering work.
Case Study: Industrial Machinery Manufacturer Uses Teamcenter Rapid Start to Reduce Design Time by 25%
Sparkonix India Private Limited (Sparkonix), which was established in 1968, is a leading manufacturer and exporter of electrical discharge machining (EDM) equipment. The company also produces special-purpose EDM drill machines and metal arc disintegrators, which are used to remove broken taps and drills. Furthermore, the company engineers a range of innovative solutions in steel rebar branding and handling, and construction technologies.
Sumitomo Heavy Industries Marine & Engineering Co., Ltd. builds ships with a focus on mid-sized tankers. Since the company’s founding in 1897, it has built more than 1,300 ships, including the Nippon Maru and Kaiou Maru large-scale training ships.
Case Study: Machining Company uses NX to Transform Performance-Critical Designs into Organic and Irregularly Shaped Components
From small prismatics to rings and casings up to 3.4 meters in diameter, Manthorpe Engineering specializes in the machining of difficult-to-manufacture, performance-critical components. It fabricates, machines, tests and assembles high-integrity components from a range of materials, including exotic alloys.
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