- Compressed development cycles
- Reduced scrap and rework
- Cut material usage
- Improved customer communications
L.H. Carbide designs and manufactures lamination dies, which manufacturers use to produce internal laminate components for electric motors. The company initially attempted to move from a 2D drafting package to a 3D CAD system in 1998 but aborted the attempt after determining its hardware was not robust enough to handle 3D. Even so, L.H. Carbide believed that 3D could increase productivity and lower costs.
In 2005, the company decided to reevaluate available 3D solutions with an eye toward automation and selected the combined SolidWorks and Logopress3 solution because of its ease of use, flexibility, and high degree of automation. By deploying SolidWorks software, L.H. Carbide compressed its development cycles, reduced scrap and rework, cut material usage, and improved customer communications.