TO.TEM S.R.L. Streamlines Development, Ensures Product Safety, and Enhances Collaboration

Former auto engineers develop innovative electric kick scooter with SOLIDWORKS and 3DEXPERIENCE WORKS solutions

Challenge

Quickly develop electric micro mobility products—such as the Lynx three-wheeled, electric-kick scooter—to establish its brand as a spinoff of Dumarey Automotive Italia, while also working as a partner with other manufacturers and with its principal design engineer, who is located in a different country.

Solution

Implement SOLIDWORKS® Premium 3D product development software in conjunction with modeling, design, data management, simulation, collaboration, and communication solutions from the 3DEXPERIENCE® Works portfolio, which operate on the cloud-based 3DEXPERIENCE platform—including 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS Premium, 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS Simulation Designer, Collaborative Designer for SOLIDWORKS, Collaborative Industry Innovator, and 3DSwymer roles—as part of the 3DEXPERIENCE Works for Startups Program.

Results

  • Shortened electric kick scooter design cycle
  • Streamlined product development processes
  • Collaborated remotely with principal design engineer
  • Ensured scooter safety and efficiency  with simulation 

TO.TEM S.R.L., a startup established in Turin, Italy in 2020, is a spin-off of PUNCH Turin, which is part of a Belgian multinational corporation considered among the most important worldwide leaders in the research and development of diesel engines and engine control units.

TO.TEM was created by former automotive engineers who sought to design, engineer, and manufacture quality electric micro mobility vehicles with distinctive “Made in Italy” cachet. The company’s first product, the Lynx®, a three-wheeled, electric kick scooter, established the TO.TEM brand as a spin-off of PUNCH Turin as well as a vital partner to other manufacturers seeking to develop electric micro mobility products.

Although their parent company PUNCH uses the Siemens NX® system to develop products, TO.TEM engineers chose SOLIDWORKS as part of the 3DEXPERIENCE Works for Startups Program. Engineering Supervisor Raffaele Calabrese explains, “I knew SOLIDWORKS as one of the most used software in the university environment. Its widespread adoption by professionals, in fact, makes it easier for us to hire new talent already trained on the program, ensuring continuity in projects and rapid integration into the team.”

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With 3DEXPERIENCE Works solutions, our team was able to face and overcome complex challenges more quickly because the system helped us to simplify and speed up operations, refine the design, and guarantee a final product that lives up to expectations.

Raffaele Calabrese
Raffaele Calabrese
Engineering Supervisor

The transparent data management and communication solutions of the cloud-based 3DEXPERIENCE Works portfolio proved to be the perfect fit for collaborating with other manufacturers as well as with the principal TO.TEM design engineer who works from outside Italy.

Streamlining Design and Development

TO.TEM shortened its design cycle to speed the Lynx kick scooter to market by leveraging SOLIDWORKS design software in concert with the intuitive 3DEXPERIENCE Works environment. “In a rapidly evolving sector like that of electric mobility, having intuitive tools available is essential. 3DEXPERIENCE Works, with its user-friendly interface, has allowed TO.TEM designers and engineers to work more efficiently, reducing training times and accelerating design processes,” Calabrese notes.

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