Macro Plastics, Inc.
- Cut development time from months to weeks
- Tripled new product offering
- Saved 30 to 60 percent in capital costs for new products
- Reduced product weight by 10 to 25 percent overall
Macro Plastics, Inc., is the leading manufacturer of large agricultural bins in North America. As the cost of plastic resins continues to rise, optimizing designs for material usage while maintaining performance has become an important goal. The company needed finite element analysis (FEA) capabilities to achieve that objective.
Macro Plastics uses SolidWorks® design software and chose SolidWorks Simulation Premium software to conduct its analysis work because it is easy to use, is integrated with SolidWorks CAD software, and provides a wide range of analysis capabilities. By using SolidWorks design and simulation tools, Macro Plastics cut its product development time from months to weeks, tripled its new product offerings, saved 30 to 60 percent in capital costs for new products, and reduced product weight by 10 to 25 percent across the board.
Products(s) Used: SolidWorks Simulation Premium, SolidWorks Standard, SolidWorks Professional, SolidWorks Premium
Benefit: Value, Results, Power, Implementation, Ease of Use, Data Exchange, Career Advancement, Focus on Design, Design Better Products, Innovation, Manufacturability, Advanced Modeling, Integration, Design Reuse
VAR: 3DVision Technologies