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Industrial Magnetics Inc. Accelerate Product Development with DriveWorks Pro

IMI is removing repetitive tasks to allowemployees to focus more time on tasks that add value.

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Industrial Magnetics Inc. is an industry leader in providing both permanent magnets and electromagnets for work holding, lifting, fixturing, conveying and magnetic separation.

The company specializes in providing personalized service, innovative solutions, and custom fabrication designing, engineering and manufacturing industrial-grade magnetic products to meet customers specific requirements.

Before Implementing DriveWorks

A significant piece of IMIs business is creating custom products as per customer requests. With hundreds, and in some cases, thousands of legacy models, keeping pace with design changes to support these customizations while maintaining the desired pace for standard product releases proved challenging.

Already using SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD software, IMI wanted to take an integrated approach to improve operations, with tools to accelerate product development, reduce the cost of custom designs and orders, enhance product quality and provide fast responses to customer requests.

Automating Mundane Tasks with DriveWorks Software

As a result of integrating DriveWorks and SOLIDWORKS with the companys ERP system, IMI cut the task of creating a Bill of Materials down to a single click from within SOLIDWORKS a step that used to take up to four minutes and was conducted by all eight engineers, multiple times per day. Now, the process is automated, adding extra layers of error checking and streamlining the steps to eliminate manual intervention.

IMI recognizes that tapping into the creativity of staff plays a key role in maintaining success, supporting a trajectory of 10 per cent year-over-year revenue growth. Removing repetitive tasks has allowed employees to focus more time on tasks that add valueand cultivate a culture that values and supports talent.

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”Customers can now see exactly what was configured and what they will receive, long before engineering has to sink the time in to generate a complete model with full production details”

David Dewey, Engineer at Industrial Magnetics

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Time Saving

With DriveWorks at the core, the company has integrated its CRM and ERP system, creating a centralized platform to support day-to-day operations.

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Optimized Sales Process

IMIs long-term goal is to expand its use of DriveWorks and SOLIDWORKS, adding more users along the way looking for opportunities to automate mundane or error-prone processes within engineering, marketing, sales, and management.

”We pride ourselves on building just about anything to meet a customers needs and were looking for efficiency improvements to work smarter and faster”

David Dewey, Engineer at Industrial Magnetics

See What You Can Achieve with DriveWorks

Explore our online product configurator examples to see the many different ways DriveWorks can be used for design automation and digital selling.