Remington Products Company
“We have realized tremendous efficiency gains in design and mold development since moving to SolidWorks.”
– Mickey Smicklevich, Engineering Manager
How does a U.S.-based fabricator of foam cushioning products for the footwear industry succeed amid an onslaught of low-cost global competition? Remington Products Company overcame the challenges related to the flight of manufacturing to overseas suppliers by using SolidWorks Professional software.
The company chose SolidWorks software because it is easy to use and makes product development more efficient. Remington Products engineers also believed that SolidWorks provided the right mix of design and mold development tools to help the company shorten time-to-market and control costs. By implementing SolidWorks, Remington Products shortened its design cycles by 25 percent, improved its time-to-market by 20 to 25 percent, reduced its scrap/rework costs by 15 to 20 percent, and expanded beyond its traditional OEM footwear business.
- Shortened design cycles by 25 percent
- Improved time-to-market by 20 to 25 percent
- Reduced scrap/rework costs by 15 to 20 percent
- Expanded beyond traditional OEM footwear business
Cool Pak LLC
“With SolidWorks, we have the tools we need to grow our business and develop the innovative green packaging solutions of tomorrow.”
– Leo Lira, Product Development Manager
As a key supplier of packaging to growers, shippers, repackers, and other food suppliers, Cool Pak LLC designs and manufactures a variety of trays, tills, tubs, clamshells, and domed containers that are used to package, transport, and sell fresh produce. Recently, company growth and increasing customer demand for innovative and environmentally friendly packaging solutions prompted management to transition its design function in-house.
Cool Pak chose SolidWorks® design software because it is easy to use, facilitates mold development, and is fully integrated with the Gold Partner-Certified CAMWorks® machining system, which the company uses to run its CNC equipment to create tooling. By implementing SolidWorks, Cool Pak cut its development cycles by 75 percent, moved from design to prototype mold in a single week, reduced waste throughout its customers’ supply chains by over 35 percent, and built its own internal design capability.
- Cut development cycles by 75 percent
- Moved from design to prototype mold in a single week
- Reduced waste throughout customer supply chains by over 35 percent
- Built an internal design capability
Quality Tooling, Inc.
“SolidWorks CAD software was, by far, the easiest system to use and provided the most automated features. Following training, we designed our first mold in less than two weeks.”
– Chad Vowels, Engineering Manager
Quality Tooling, Inc., designs and builds molds, tools, and dies for some of the world’s leading manufacturers. As the tooling market became increasingly competitive in recent years, company management decided to upgrade its design platform to a parametric CAD system in order to increase throughput, reduce design errors, and improve data flexibility.
The company selected the SolidWorks CAD software for several reasons. The software was the easiest to use, represented the best value for the price, provided large-assembly capabilities, supported data flexibility, and included mold development and draft analysis tools. By deploying SolidWorks CAD software, Quality Tooling reduced design cycles by 50 percent, eliminated more than 90 percent of design errors, added mold design and draft analysis capabilities, improved the handling of CAD data, and enhanced design communications.
- Reduced design cycles by 50%
- Eliminated more than 90% of design errors
- Added mold design and draft analysis capabilities
- Improved handling of CAD data