Steiner Technologies produces a family of automatic back boring tools called the Autofacer®. They have been using DriveWorks since 2010. In a recent blog post, they explained how DriveWorks has significantly improved their processes to make them faster, better and more cost-efficient. Like many other manufacturing companies, Steiner Technologies have found implementing design automation to be a ‘game changer’ for them and have seen the benefits go beyond their internal operations.
“The investment in SOLIDWORKS and DriveWorks has been a valuable one for Steiner. We couldn’t be more excited about what it means for our customers as well as the manufacturing community at large.”
“DriveWorks enables engineers to automate and standardize the tool design process, presenting real potential for a streamlined design process and a higher-quality product in the end.”
“Simply put, using DriveWorks design automation software has been a game-changer for us. The software offers distinct advantages that manufacturers at every level can benefit from.”
There are many ways to see how you could also benefit from implementing design automation.
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In the world of manufacturing, we tend to think in terms of faster, better and more cost-efficient. So when we find ways to significantly improve any one of these factors, well … it’s exciting. That’s how I would describe our experience in using DriveWorks design automation software. Simply put, it’s been a game-changer for us. In addition, the implementation of a design automation process has had benefits that go beyond our internal operations here at Steiner. The software offers distinct advantages that manufacturers at every level can benefit from. In this blog, we’ll take a quick look at what the software does and some of the key benefits.
DriveWorks design automation software works in tandem with the very popular SOLIDWORKS 3D modeling and design software package. SOLIDWORKS is used to design just about any custom product with a wide range of features and functionality. It provides a platform for designing parts, assemblies and drawings, giving manufacturers an impressive ability to visualize product designs upfront. DriveWorks enables engineers to automate and standardize the tool design process (As an example, Steiner uses both SOLIDWORKS and DriveWorks for its back counterboring tools.) It’s the combination of these two types of software that presents real potential for a streamlined design process and a higher-quality product in the end.
For companies who create custom tooling solutions, and for manufacturing engineers who integrate those solutions into their processes, 3D modeling software and automation software adds value in the following ways:
So far, the investment in SOLIDWORKS and DriveWorks has been a valuable one for Steiner. We couldn’t be more excited about what it means for our customers as well as the manufacturing community at large – and I hope this blog helps you think about how your operations can benefit from it as well. For more manufacturing inspirations, check out our blog resource center. And as always, if you have questions or would like to discuss, don’t hesitate to connect with us at any time.