A demanding economy is forcing mold makers to be even more creative while facing stiff global competition. Today’s customers insist on precision and durability, while also demanding shorter lead times and lower prices.
SOLIDWORKS product development solutions provide a full range of integrated modeling, simulation, and communication tools that mold, tool, and die manufacturers need to design better products faster—and at lower cost.
Critical Business Issues
- Economic down turn means mold makers must be even more creative and innovative – expanding business opportunities from manufacturing to plastic product design.
- Customer demand for more complex products – at lower costs.
- Injection mold tooling customers demanding shorter delivery – their customers want to be first to market with new products.
- Tool designers must react quickly to customer design changes without slipping delivery dates – can’t afford to wait until the product design is completely “frozen”.
- Integrating manufacturing processes with design.
SOLIDWORKS Functionality Addresses CBIs
- SOLIDWORKS Design tools help ensure that the most complex of designs can be developed with the least amount of effort.
- SOLIDWORKS Assembly Modeling enables client to represent and interact with large scale assemblies in real time.
- SOLIDWORKS Simulation tools help engineers to ensure that a device’s behavior will be within design limits, reliable, and avoid thermal or stress-induced failures.
- PDM allows the design team to search and optionally reuse existing design documents as well as manage newly created documents and versions.
- SOLIDWORKS Composer and eDrawings allow design concepts to be easily shared with external vendors, suppliers, customers, and other non-CAD users.
- PhotoView 360 photo realistic images and SOLIDWORKS animations capabilities are used to quickly and reliably convey design concepts to clients and help ECS companies to win more business.
- SOLIDWORKS Weldments, Sheetmetal and Routing assists the design of specialty areas.
- Global competition
- Labor costs are lower in other parts of the world
- Competition can offer faster fast turn‐around – more people at a lower rate
- Competition is adopting better design and manufacturing technology ‐ CAD/CAM
- Customers want (and get) cheaper molds faster. Mold Design / Manufacturing companies must be nimble and keep up to date with their technology investments.