Accelerating Electroform Manufacturing Systems Development with SOLIDWORKS MBD Software
ELIMINATING DRAWING TIME SINKSince adding SOLIDWORKS MBD software to its SOLIDWORKS Professional installation, Veco has cut the time required to design and manufacture machine components in half. Emirdag attributes these time savings to the complete elimination of 2D drawings and the time required to detail, check, update, and manage them. “Preparing manufacturing drawings is a game you can never win; the speed at which you change your models while developing equipment cannot be kept up with if you need to prepare and publish drawings for every update. It becomes a total waste of time that hampers your ability to make necessary design changes,” Emirdag says. “I used to spend an entire day creating and updating engineering drawings after changes to the design were made,” Emirdag continues. “With SOLIDWORKS MBD software, I can publish information-rich 3D PDFs with all of the information required for manufacturing in about 10 minutes per part.”
COMMUNICATING PMI WITH 3D PDFS INSTEAD OF DRAWINGSBecause manufacturing partners only need free Adobe® Acrobat® Reader software, which is virtually ubiquitous, to view PMI and GD&T data in 3D, it’s much easier and less costly for Veco to communicate production details using SOLIDWORKS MBD model-based definition software. “SOLIDWORKS MBD software not only saves us a lot of time, it’s also less costly, since the parts that we receive have fewer mistakes and there is less to misinterpret in 3D PDF files,” Emirdag stresses. “Using drawings, we saw a number of common mistakes, such as missing features or misinterpreted dimensions,” Emirdag notes. “Using SOLIDWORKS MBD software, the number of production mistakes has decreased substantially because communication has improved dramatically.”
IMPROVED QUALITY, FASTER DEVELOPMENTIn addition to saving time, reducing costs, and minimizing manufacturing errors, SOLIDWORKS MBD software is helping Veco improve quality and focus its resources on faster, more innovative development, which benefits both the precision-parts manufacturer and its customers. “Generally, SOLIDWORKS MBD software is saving time, reducing costs, and improving quality,” Emirdag points out. “But the most important benefi t that we’ve realized is the greater agility that we have in development,” Emirdag says. “We need to implement precise solutions quickly to minimize downtime in production because that is the service that we provide to customers, and SOLIDWORKS MBD is helping us achieve this important goal.”
Streamline the production of components for electroforming manufacturing systems to save time, control costs, and improve quality.
Add SOLIDWORKS Model-Based Definition (MBD) software to its SOLIDWORKS installation.
- Cut component production time in half
- Decreased errors related to drawing interpretation mistakes
- Published PMI information in 10 minutes instead of one day
- Eliminated need internally to print paper drawings
Products(s) Used:SOLIDWORKS Model Based Definition