Powerflex Leverages SOLIDWORKS and 3DEXPERIENCE Works for Digital Transformation

Italian company offering total protection from shock, vibration, and environmental agents streamlines workflow and enables company-wide collaboration with 3DEXPERIENCE Works solutions.

Challenge

Needed reliable software that could efficiently identify and solve design problems—from simple parts to complex assemblies for the company’s products, which range from wire rope isolators and rubber mounts to ICT racks and containers, all equipped with mechanical isolators for total protection from shock and vibration.

Solution

Adding 3DEXPERIENCE Works collaboration, data management and collaboration solutions, including Collaborative Designer for SOLIDWORKS, Collaborative Industry Innovator, Collaborative Business Innovator to their existing SOLIDWORKS 3D Design solutions.

Results

  • All Engineers connected to a single collaborative environment
  • Improved sharing of information on all projects
  • Improve project quality
  • Reduce time to market

Powerflex is an Italian company offering advanced engineering services in design, environmental qualification, and manufacturing. Their innovative, turnkey solutions safely handle, transport, and store sensitive electronics for electromedical, aerospace, seismic, defense, energy, railway, and other industries. The company’s products range from wire rope isolators and rubber mounts to ICT racks and containers, all equipped with mechanical isolators for total protection from shock and vibration.

Primary engineering services include mechanical and electrical design, advanced structural and thermal finite element analysis, vibroacoustic measurements, and signal analysis. Its environmental lab includes a host of real-world physical force testing, including compression, thermal, vibration, drop, acoustical, and more.

Over the past 25 years, starting from the production of metal cable shock absorbers and mechanics for the isolation of electronic and electromechanical equipment, the company has massively strengthened its internal R&D design, production, and testing, broadening its range of interests with a dynamic approach aimed at innovation.

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We also work on several different projects, each with its own peculiarities [and challenges]. Thanks to the 3DEXPERIENCE® platform, we have the power of having all of our engineers connected to a single collaborative environment, which improves information sharing on all projects.

Giulio Scavone
Head of Research and New Product Development

Leveraging Technology Solutions

Both digital and physical testing and analyses are an integrated part of the company’s process to deliver turnkey product solutions.

Powerflex needed reliable software that could efficiently identify and solve design problems—from simple parts to complex assemblies. “We also work on several different projects, each with its own peculiarities [and challenges],” notes Giulio Scavone, Head of Research and New Product Development. He continues, “Thanks to the 3DEXPERIENCE® platform, we have the power of having all of our engineers connected to a single collaborative environment, which improves information sharing on all projects.” The 3DEXPERIENCE platform also helped Powerflex management improve workflow throughout the company.

Innovation and Collaboration

Chief Financial Officer and Co-founder Riccardo De Lucia notes that the implementation of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform will speed up the company’s digital transformation and help meet his goal of enabling the company to become more innovative every day. He aims to improve project quality, reduce time to market, and minimize the typical misunderstandings that happen in a fast-paced work environment. “Thanks to the implementation of the cloud-based tools, we have improved our daily work, reduced rework, and eliminated project inefficiencies,” emphasizes De Lucia. He concludes: “This digital transformation brings us to a new and improved way of working and collaborating, which means [we can achieve] consistent time-to-market reduction.”

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