Akribis Systems Pte. Ltd.
Growing a Precision Motion-Control Technology Company with SOLIDWORKS
Fast, Accurate DevelopmentUsing SOLIDWORKS solutions, Akribis Systems has delivered its complex systems faster, at lower cost, and at higher quality than its competition. The company has reduced design cycles by 30 to 50 percent, cut development costs by 15 to 20 percent, and shortened product time-to-market by 15 to 20 percent. “With SOLIDWORKS, we are faster and more accurate, providing high-quality systems on time and on budget,” Leow stresses. “Our customers typically send us their requirements, and we respond by sending them a model and specifications for our proposed system,” Leow says. “The ability to bring my design to the customer’s factory and show them the proposed solution by viewing SOLIDWORKS eDrawings® files on my iPad enables me to demonstrate the precision of our technology without showing too much detail.”
Validating System DesignAkribis Systems maintains high-quality standards by leveraging SOLIDWORKS Simulation finite element analysis (FEA) tools to validate system designs while avoiding costly, time-consuming rounds of prototyping. The company conducts kinematics, linear static stress and strain, and frequency analyses of parts and assemblies to confirm that they will perform as intended in the customer’s specific application. “The FEA studies that we conduct with SOLIDWORKS Simulation software are vitally important for ensuring top system performance without spending time and money on prototypes,” Leow points out. “Our systems involve high-speed motion, so we need to verify the vibration characteristics of our designs and optimize the stiffness-to-mass ratio as much as possible,” Leow continues. “In today’s fast-paced world, we simply don’t have the time to do something a second time. With SOLIDWORKS Simulation, we have an integrated tool that helps us get it right the first time and improve the quality of our products.”
Supporting Business Expansion and GrowthSince implementing SOLIDWORKS solutions, Akribis Systems has grown dramatically, increasing its number of employees from 10 to 250, expanding from one office in Singapore to six offices in six countries, and building an impressive customer list. “Although we are very much focused on precision motion-control technology for electronics manufacturing, we are diversifying and expanding into new markets, such as biomedical testing applications in the United States,” Leow says. “SOLIDWORKS solutions have allowed us to support and sustain this growth path,” Leow adds. “For example, with SOLIDWORKS Subscription Services, we are assured of keeping up-to-date with the latest version of SOLIDWORKS, which enables us to remain compatible with existing customers and work with new customers in a streamlined, effective way.”
Launch and grow a precision motion-control technology company to support factory automation, production, and assembly in a range of industries.
Implement SOLIDWORKS Standard design and SOLIDWORKS Simulation analysis software solutions.
- Reduced design cycles by 30 to 50 percent
- Cut development costs by 15 to 20 percent
- Shortened time-to-market by 15 to 20 percent
- Supported expansion into new markets and countries
Products(s) Used:SolidWorks Simulation