Manufacturing

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

SOLIDWORKS in the Manufacturing industry.

The challenge:

In a highly competitive global industry, manufacturing companies are under daily pressure to reduce their time to market while producing a positive return on investment.

The solution:

Innova Systems work with a large number of successful companies in the manufacturing industry who benefit every day using a SOLIDWORKS software solution. Together with the extensive support offered as part of the Innova Systems customer package, SOLIDWORKS increases sales, improves product quality and design and lowers manufacturing costs – Whatever the size of your company.

The CP Manufacturing Inc. story

Design for cost

Prepare automatic part manufacturing cost estimates using built-in cost templates.

Better data output

3D output for CAM and rapid prototyping; DXF™ and DWG™; hole charts, weld tables, cut lists, punch tables; CNC pipe bending data.

Get it right

Eliminate interferences and misalignments – Automatic interference detection; hole alignment checks; tolerance stack-up analysis using SolidWorks TolAnalyst™

For manufacturability

Use SOLIDWORKS DFMXpress to check manufacturability; Compare documents to see differences between different versions of parts and drawings parts and drawings; Draft, Undercut, and Wall Thickness checks; advanced injection moulding checks; automatic sheet metal Flat Patterns.

3D CAM integration

3D CAM integration with Certified Gold Partner CAM Products – Eliminate the need to import/export between design and CAM; automatically update NC tool paths whenever the design changes.

It's easy!

After a five day training course with our award-winning technical team, you’ll be up and running and ready to start being more productive with SOLIDWORKS

Customer success story: Lynar Manufacturing

Based in Harlow, Lynar Manufacturing were established in 1963 and specialise in Wire Erosion and CNC Machining. They also provide everything from one-off prototypes to the production of thousands of single fully assembled components for every day production.

We talked recently to Lynar’s Tool and Design Manager, Sean Murrells, and Production Director, Gary Richens, about how SOLIDWORKS and Innova Systems have helped them take the business to the next level, slashing costs, improving visual communication and getting their components made right, first time.

Sean talk’s about the challenges faced when producing the tooling for a recent client project – an innovative window locking bracket for caravans. For more information on the design and build process of the Lock-M-Out bracket featured in the video, please click here.

Watch the video to see the Lynar Manufacturing story

Customer success story: SMW Autoblok

With plants in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia, SMW AutoBlok has announced that it has chosen SOLIDWORKS software for new product design in most of its plants. SMW Autoblok uses SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD software to design the industrial-strength chucks and other work holding components used by auto plants, pipeline equipment manufacturers, and virtually any other company around the world that machines parts.

Customer success story: Industrial Plastic Fabrications Ltd

Industrial Plastic Fabrications Limited (IPFL) specialise in high quality machined, formed and fabricated plastic components, together with rapid prototyped parts to meet the demanding needs of a broad range of customers. Manufacturing is done to customer specification from prototype stage through to small batch and production quantities, with SOLIDWORKS design assistance and material selection all being part of the service.

IPF Ltd. continue to invest in the latest machining technology and software to enable short lead times and high specification goods at a competitive price. IPF Ltd were the FIRST Objet Eden Polyjet 3D printing bureau service in the UK and now the FIRST to offer the Objet Connex 500 Multi Model Material PolyJet 3D printing service.

SOLIDWORKS success story: Surface Generation

As a world leader in the design and manufacture of fiber-reinforced composite processing solutions, Surface Generation Limited serves a customer base that includes blue chip OEM’s and Tier 1 automotive suppliers. The company’s success derives from its intelligent moulding process, which has created a paradigm shift in terms of cost, quality, and delivery at all stages of composites production.

Founded in 2002, Surface Generation has developed advanced composites production techniques that cut cycle times, reduce energy consumption, and require less factory floor space. The company’s innovative solutions give customers the ability to guarantee Production to Functional Specifications (PtFS).

SOLIDWORKS success story: Markforged

Markforged disrupted the status quo in the 3D printing industry by introducing the world’s first continuous carbon fibre 3D printer, providing engineers with access to end-use, precision, production-quality parts that have the same strength as metal and can be produced more affordably at low volumes.

To quickly develop its breakthrough technology, efficiently design new products and successfully grow the company, Markforged needed a robust 3D development platform and standardised on SOLIDWORKS.

SOLIDWORKS success story: Kvichak Marine

For 35 years, Kvichak (pronounced Kweejack) has been recognised as a worldwide leader in the design and construction of high quality, hardworking aluminium vessels.

Kvichak vessels are on the job and meeting the rigorous demands of the sea everyday. Whether it is for patrol, search and rescue, firefighting, survey, transporting pilots, transporting passengers or general workboats, Kvichak vessels that have been proven reliable and durable on any mission.

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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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Manufacturability

Manufacturability

Squeeze time and money out of production using design for manufacturability.

How to choose?

How to choose?

Criteria for choosing a 3d CAD system from Innova Systems.

Design and test

Design and test

3D Design and physical testing with SOLIDWORKS.

Why upgrade?

Why upgrade?

Upgrading from 2D to 3D will help you and your company succeed.

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

“UK manufacturing always tends to shy away from investments in the latest tools and equipment to remain competitive. After seeing the benefits of SOLIDWORKS, I was convinced that investment would give our business the competitive edge.”

Clive Sangster, Encocam.

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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