Aerosport Modeling & Design, Inc.
- Reduced time-to-market by 50 percent
- Cut seat upholstery production costs by 30 percent
- Shortened seat upholstery pattern creation from one week to one hour
- Improved accuracy and quality of complex seat upholstery
Geoff Combs’ passion for models, design, and aero sports—he once competed as a sponsored radio-controlled aircraft flyer—led him to found Aerosport Modeling & Design, Inc., in 1996. The firm produces high-quality prototypes, appearance models, working models, and machined parts for customers in a variety of industries, and also serves as an extension to its clients’ design and engineering teams. Aerosport needed a solution for automating the creation of flat patterns for upholstering seats for use in aircraft and automobiles.
Aerosport chose the combination of SOLIDWORKS® Professional design software and ExactFlat® Design Studio 3D-to-2D flattening software because the solutions are completely integrated, are easy to use, and improve the accuracy of upholstery patterns. Using the combined SOLIDWORKS and ExactFlat solution, Aerosport has reduced time-to-market by 50 percent, cut seat upholstery production costs by 30 percent, shortened seat upholstery pattern creation from a week to an hour, and improved the accuracy and quality of complex seat upholstery.
Products(s) Used: SolidWorks Professional, SolidWorks Composer
Benefit: Value, Results, Power, Implementation, Ease of Use, Data Exchange, Career Advancement, Focus on Design, Design Better Products, Total Cost of Ownership, Innovation, Manufacturability, Integration, Improve Quality
VAR: 3DVision Technologies