TAP Maintenance & Enginneering
TAP M&E has reduced manufacturing costs and errors and increased the quantity and complexity of their projects with SOLIDWORKS
About TAP M&ETAP M&E is Tap Portugal's Maintenance and Engineering company. There are currently 3,900 technicians employed across their Portuguese Headquarters and Branch Facilities in Brazil. Delivering top quality maintenance engineering services to airplanes and the associated components is an extremely demanding market, and safety is key.
Special ProjectsTAP M&E used SOLIDWORKS to see if their modified A320 using the sharklet technology would have issues parking next to an A330 airplane, after some testing they verified that it was impossible to park the airplanes next to each other without physical contact, this allowed the creation of safety measures to resolve a high-risk situation.
Great gains with SOLIDWORKSSwitching to SOLIDWORKS CAD tools resulted in a 93% reduction in design errors. Modeling and planning took less time and observing part behavior and interaction was now a possibility. Thanks to SOLIDWORKS, most design errors were eliminated, helping to shorten development costs up to 50%. This allowed the team to send parts with added confidence while meeting the demanding requirements of the aerospace industry.
Increase productivity without compromising quality and safety standards.
In 2010 TAP M&E implemented SOLIDWORKS Premium and Professional.
- 93% reduction in design errors
- Ability to check part and assembly behavior
- Development costs reduced by 50%.
- Part per year increase by 70%.
Products(s) Used:SolidWorks Professional