ZESAR Technology for Batteries
“We immediately understood that 3DVIA Composer could help us obtain the global reach and technical credibility we needed to grow the business.”
– Yavuz Sariçam, Foreign Trade Manager
Winning new business in a global economy can be difficult for small family-owned manufacturers like ZESAR, particularly in the highly competitive niche market of developing custom machinery for battery production. The Turkish company faces the added challenge of having to show both its strengths and the effectiveness of its technology to prospective customers without the deep resources of its larger competitors.
After installing SolidWorks design and SolidWorks Enterprise PDM product data management software, ZESAR implemented 3DVIA Composer documentation and animation software to demonstrate how the company’s custom machines and technology function more cost-effectively and more efficiently. By choosing 3DVIA Composer and SolidWorks software, ZESAR reduced its time-to-market by 66 percent, cut design time by 70 percent, decreased development costs by 60 percent, and used a 3DVIA Composer animation to win a 700,000€ contract.
- Reduced time-to-market by 66 percent
- Cut design time by 70 percent
- Decreased development costs by 60 percent
- Used 3DVIA Composer animation to win a 700,000€ contract
Big Ass Fans
“With SolidWorks design configuration tools, we create one design for each model and use configurations to account for different foil lengths and available options and accessories. The software has helped us to grow our product line and boost throughput.”
– Jason Williams, Product Designer
Circulating high volumes of air requires a “big ass fan.” That’s why the company once known as the HVLS Fan Company changed its name to Big Ass Fans—it designs and manufactures among the largest high-volume/low-speed ceiling and vertical fans on the planet. To move into new commercial and residential markets, the Kentucky-based manufacturer decided to upgrade its AutoCAD® 2D tools to a 3D design environment.
Big Ass Fans chose SolidWorks® design and SolidWorks Simulation analysis software because it is easy to use and lets the company take advantage of automated design configurations, virtual prototyping techniques, and 3D visualization tools. By selecting SolidWorks, Big Ass Fans cut its design cycles by 40–50 percent, reduced prototyping costs, leveraged photorealistic renderings for marketing and sales, and expanded its product line into commercial and residential markets.
- Cut design cycles by 40–50 percent
- Reduced prototyping costs
- Leveraged photorealistic renderings for marketing and sales
- Expanded product line into commercial and residential markets
Diversified Product Development
Diversified Product Development manufactures its own line of utility and heavy equipment products, such as lifts for trucks, bulldozers, and backhoes, and provides product development consulting services to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in the oil and gas, utility, military, construction, and heavy equipment industries.
“The advantage of SolidWorks Simulation is that you don’t have to transfer information back and forth between applications. SolidWorks Simulation provides a much more cost-effective means for conducting analysis.”
– Caleb Fulks, Project Engineer
Diversified Product Development manufactures its own line of utility and heavy equipment products, such as lifts for trucks, bulldozers, and backhoes, and provides product development consulting services to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in the oil and gas, utility, military, construction, and heavy equipment industries. The Waco, Texas-based company had used Pro/MECHANICA® software for its analysis work, but needed an easier-to-use simulation tool to grow the analysis side of its consulting business.
Diversified Product Development chose SolidWorks® Simulation software because it’s easier to use, provides accurate results more quickly, and is completely integrated with SolidWorks CAD software. By selecting SolidWorks Simulation software, Diversified Product Development tripled its revenue related to analysis work, cut simulation time by 66 percent, accelerated prototype testing cycles by 10 to 15 percent, and shortened design cycles for its own products..
- Tripled revenue related to analysis work
- Cut simulation time by 66 percent
- Accelerated prototype testing cycles by 10 to 15 percent
- Shortened design cycles for its own products
Center Rock Inc.
“SolidWorks Flow Simulation allowed us to reconfigure the tool and reach the miners faster.”
– Rudy Lyons, Senior Engineer and Product Development Manager
Center Rock, Inc., is a leading manufacturer of drilling supply equipment. The company’s drill bits played a significant role in the rescue of 33 Chilean miners, who were trapped 2,000 feet underground for two months at the San José Mine in Chile. To develop its industry-leading drill bit technology, the company needed 3D design and simulation tools.
Center Rock chose SolidWorks® 3D design and simulation solutions, including SolidWorks Professional and SolidWorks Premium design software, and the SolidWorks Simulation Premium and SolidWorks Flow Simulation applications for nonlinear structural and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis. The company selected SolidWorks software because it is easy to use and provides an integrated suite of design visualization and simulation solutions. By using SolidWorks, Center Rock helped rescuers reach the trapped miners two months ahead of projections, redesigned the rescue drill bit in just three days, cut its design cycles by 66 percent, and quadrupled its product offering.
- Reached miners two months ahead of projections
- Redesigned drill bit in three days
- Cut design cycles by 66 percent
- Quadrupled product offering