Weir Pumps claims it's going to cut design time in half by using CAD. The company is standardizing on SolidWorks, says Nick Muntz, engineering director. "It's helped us identify and rectify potential design problems before we get to the manufacturing stage," he says. The pumps are found worldwide in applications such as wastewater treatment plants, power plants, and on oil platforms. The software will help the teams collaborate.
This slideshow includes several versions of multi-materials machines, two different composites processes including one at microscale, and two vastly different metals processes. Potential game-changers down the line include three microscale processes.
Hosted CAD or PDM systems is an emerging technology that offers many advantages over traditional on premise workstation CAD configurations and is making many companies rethink how to deliver future CAD software solutions.
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