Cane Creek Cycling Components
- Reduced time-to-market by 15 percent
- Cut mold development time by 50 percent
- Increased headset offerings by 30 percent
- Expanded shock product line by 100 percent
Cane Creek Cycling Components developed the patented headset technology that couples a bike’s frame to its front fork on virtually all commercially produced bicycles. In 2004, Cane Creek management decided to switch from Pro/ENGINEER® 3D CAD tools to a new design environment to support a planned product expansion.
Cane Creek chose the SolidWorks® design platform because it’s easier to use, is the solution of choice for key Cane Creek vendors and customers, includes integrated simulation tools, and is more cost-effective. Cane Creek acquired licenses of SolidWorks Professional and SolidWorks Premium design software, and added SolidWorks Simulation Professional software in 2010 to utilize its large-scale deformation analysis capabilities for seal design. By implementing SolidWorks, Cane Creek reduced its time-to-market by 15 percent, cut its mold development time by 50 percent, increased its headset offerings by 30 percent, and expanded its shock product line by 100 percent.