Engineering services

Find out how SOLIDWORKS has helped our customers design faster, smarter and stay ahead of the competition.

SOLIDWORKS in the Engineering services industry.

The challenge:

Manufacturers today are turning to engineering services companies to get high quality results in design, verification, and manufacturability. To succeed in this highly competitive environment, innovative products must be developed more quickly, more cost-effectively and at higher Levels of quality than your competition. Put simply – you need to stand out.

The solution:

SOLIDWORKS product development solutions help you speed up development and lower costs with a full range of capabilities in a single, intuitive user environment for both mechanical and industrial design.

Powerful 3D modelling enables you to quickly create innovative approaches for even the most customised requirements, and fully-integrated simulation technology lets you test and evaluate materials, designs and manufacturing. Stand out from the competition with improved results and even better expertise.

Lynar Manufacturing choose SOLIDWORKS for success

Work faster

Industry leading ease-of-use helps you complete bespoke designs quicker than ever before.

Re-use designs

Produce variations of previous design work from existing 2D drawings and 3D models.

Component library

The SOLIDWORKS Design library provides commonly used parts like nuts, bolts and fasteners.

Validation tools

Now you can identify and fix problems while you design and before your machine is even built.

Flexible solution

Easily link to Computer-Aided Manufacture (CAM) and create a bill of materials for assembly and testing.

Communication

SOLIDWORKS can utilise your 3D assembly models to quickly create professional project documentation.

Simulate

With SOLIDWORKS Simulation, you can determine how components behave under operation, thereby avoiding field failures.

Motion

SOLIDWORKS Motion allows you to fully understand the kinematics and dynamics of the design.

Sheet metal

Designing sheet metal components is simple – design your part in 3D and with one click, create a flat pattern.

Customer success story: Maximum Precision

Founded in 2009 by Gareth Jones and James Butcher, Innova Systems customer, Maximum Precision Ltd, have established a reputation for delivering high quality precision machined components for rapid prototype, first batch and full scale production purposes.

Find out how SOLIDWORKS and Innova Systems have helped Maximum Precision improve their design process and contributed to 30% year on year growth of the business.

Customer success story: Coalesce

Cambridge has a rich heritage of hi-tech start-up companies, so it was a natural step for a group of experienced, independent designers to ‘coalesce’ into a new product development company here back in 2009. Choosing a name was the easy part. The team at Coalesce have worked hard to take the best elements of large technology companies and mix them with the benefits of working with independent designers to provide an optimised product development service.

The company is run by engineers, allowing the business to stay lean and pass on low operating costs as savings to clients. These days, even large multi-national blue chip clients appreciate getting good value for money.

Coalesce uses SolidWorks Premium to develop "mesmerising" designs

Customer success story: Cambridge Industrial Design

Cryogenic biological sample tracking was the focus of the latest project for Innova Systems customer, Cambridge Industrial Design, who have developed a patented radio frequency identity tags (RFID) system in partnership with RFID experts Cryogatt.

Customer success story: Harker Systems

“Graphically seductive – usability is exceptional”

These were the words of praise for SOLIDWORKS from Ben Harker, veteran CAD designer and Managing Director of Harker Systems. Ben trained as a naval architect and then went on to specialise in 3D modelling and mechanical design with a specific expertise in electro-mechanical mechanisms. His CAD experience started with AutoCAD and he has since worked with Inventor, Solid Edge and now SOLIDWORKS.

Customer success story: Lynar Manufacturing

Lynar Manufacturing were recently tasked with improving the lifespan of existing high volume electrical circuit connector tooling for Truck-Lite Europe Ltd, a global leader in the design and manufacturing of vision systems in the automotive and commercial vehicle industries.

The Lynar team works on a full range of assignments, from one-off prototypes to creating hundreds of thousands of a single component for ongoing production.  Their in-house expertise and state-of-the-art technology also give them the flexibility to carry out a full range of tooling processes. They design using SOLIDWORKS 3D which enables them to slash costs and streamline the development process, decreasing time to market.

Customer success story: Prototype Projects

With a special expertise in printing small products and the ability of a next day turnaround, Innova Systems customer Prototype Projects have been enjoying success in the 3D Printing marketspace. Justin Pringle and the Prototype Projects team have expanded to 17 people by working with regional and wider UK Blue chip companies.

Prototype Projects recently featured in the Cambridge Business News.

Customer success story: KLM Engineering

KLM Engineering creates bespoke engineering solutions in industries such as point of sale; shop fitting and composite secure doors.  Companies such as B&Q, GAP, Network Rail, BAA, Mercedes and the Elliot Group all rely on KLM Engineering’s unique ability to quickly turn concept designs into products in less time with higher quality and at less cost than any other company.

SOLIDWORKS success story: Kinder Design Inc

Kinder Design Inc. is a leading design and engineering services consulting firm based near Toronto, Canada. Kinder Design provides mechanical design and engineering services for product development and manufacturing clients in a wide range of industries.

  • Using SOLIDWORKS Premium
  • Developed Lift Top adjustable desk design
  • Cut development time by 50 percent
  • Reduced prototypes by 75 percent
  • Automated the design process

SOLIDWORKS success story: Zeta Group Engineering LLC

Zeta Group LLC is a product design, engineering, and manufacturing consulting company that was founded in 2010 to automate manufacturing systems development and production for its clients. The company provides a range of services, including turnkey solutions that take automated production machinery and equipment all the way from initial planning and design through assembly, testing, and manufacturing.

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2D to 3D

2D to 3D

Bridging the worlds of 2D and 3D CAD design

Virtual simulation

Virtual simulation

The value of virtual simulation versus traditional methods

Upgrade to 3D

Upgrade to 3D

Best practice advice on upgrading from 2D CAD to SOLIDWORKS

Design and test

Design and test

Integrating 3D mechanical design and analysis with physical testing

Suppliers of SOLIDWORKS to over a thousand happy customers in a broad range of industries.

“I’ve been using SOLIDWORKS since 1996, and have partnered with Innova Systems since 2002. We’ve always found the telephone support efficient and so knowledgeable that very rarely is a support call to Innova rendered with out an instant answer to the problems presented. This, as a user of the software, is vital for us to meet tight deadlines – even with the trickiest 3D CAD modelling projects. I would recommend to those looking at SOLIDWORKS to go no further than Innova Systems for high class software supply, support and CAD solutions.”

Jon Plumb, Director, Cambridge Design Technology.

What you can expect when you partner with us.

Product support

From the best team in the business – recognised by SOLIDWORKS for having the best customer support in Northern Europe. You’re in safe hands and will be well looked after.

Helpdesk

When you call, you’ll get straight through to a Technical Engineer, skilled in SOLIDWORKS and ready and willing to help you with the most simple or the most complex problem.

Software Upgrades

Your annual subscription keeps you connected with our support team. You’ll also be entitled to the latest version of SOLIDWORKS. Staying current means staying productive.

Training

Our Engineers will help you transition from older 2D/3D CAD systems, or even teach you if you are new to 3D Design. Our knowledge and experience really makes a difference.

Hardware

We can recomend the right hardware to purchase. This vital component underpins your investment in SOLIDWORKS, so it is really important you get the right advice.

Implementation

Our experience can help you ensure the right implementation plan is defined for your team, ensuring your design and data management needs are met with a rapid return on investment.

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