Orange County Choppers
- Accelerated time-to-market by 100 percent
- Shortened design cycles by 75 percent
- Cut development costs by 50 percent
- Eliminated several rounds of prototyping
Riding a wave of popularity related to its breakthrough reality television show, “American Chopper,” Orange County Choppers (OCC) has designed and built custom motorcycles since 1999. The success of the show led to an onslaught of orders. Founder Paul Teutul, Sr., realized that the company would have to leverage computerized design and manufacturing technologies to handle the dramatic increase in business.
OCC chose SolidWorks® Premium software as its standard design platform because it is easy to use, includes design visualization and surfacing tools, and integrates well with MasterCAM® computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software, which automates machining on the company’s HAAS CNC production systems. By implementing SolidWorks, OCC accelerated its time-to-market by 100 percent, shortened its design cycles by 64 percent, cut development costs by 50 percent, and eliminated seven rounds of prototyping.
Products(s) Used: SolidWorks Premium
Benefit: Value, Results, Power, Collaboration, Implementation, Ease of Use, Career Advancement, Focus on Design, Design Better Products, Total Cost of Ownership, Innovation, Manufacturability, Advanced Modeling, Automated Documentation, Photorealistic Renderings, Integration
VAR: Cimquest, Inc.