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RSAF

REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE AIR FORCE

http://www.mindefgov.sg/rsaf
Aerospace & Defence

Company Background

The RSAF is an operationally ready airforce, equipped with various platforms and systems to safeguard Singapore airspace 24/7. Singapore multi-layered air defence shield comprises Fighters, Ground-based Air Defence systems, and Surveillance Radars. From the modest beginnings of a basic Singapore Air Defence Command in 1968, the last four decades saw the rapid transformation of the RSAF into a cutting-edge 3rd Generation Air Force, which is Full Spectrum, Integrated and Ready.

Challenges

Hard to predict the performance. Difficulty in conducting analysis because previous software don’t have the completed test.

How SOLIDWORKS helps to overcome these challenges

Easy to use and easy to learn. Save cost and reduce error to about 70%. Can structure the calculation much better. Powerful to tackle the model.

Testimonial

“SOLIDWORKS Simulation can tackle the model. Can save a lot of cost and reduce time to do trials. It is also easy to use”.
– Mr. Ye Chen Hao, Aerosystems Engineer

Terrafugia Inc.

Terrafugia, Inc. has turned the drivable plane into a reality!

https://www.terrafugia.com/about-terrafugia/
Aerospace & Defence

Company Background

Terrafugia’s mission is to create practical flying cars that enable a new dimension of personal freedom. Terrafugia (ter-ra-FOO-jee-ah) is derived from the Latin for “Escape the Earth”. We’re Driven to Fly.™

Challenges

Terrafugia, Inc. has turned the drivable plane into a reality. Established in 2006 by award-winning, MIT-trained aeronautical engineers and MBAs, the company has developed the Transition® aircraft, a personal airplane that converts into an automobile. In selecting a design package for the project, the company’s founders realized that the nature of the project – with two sets of safety and performance standards – would require a robust, flexible 3D design platform.

How SOLIDWORKS helps to overcome these challenges

The company chose SOLIDWORKS software because it is easy to use, provides advanced surfacing tools, offers robust large-assembly capabilities, and includes integrated applications, such as SOLIDWORKS Simulation and SOLIDWORKS Routing software. By implementing SOLIDWORKS, Terrafugia accelerated its development process, minimized component weight while maintaining strength, saved time through automated routing, and innovated the first practical integrated roadable aircraft.

Testimonial

“The more time we save, the better. SOLIDWORKS software has proven to be a good tool for helping us do that.”
– Gregor Cadman , Engineer
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Behringer Holdings Pte Ltd

http://www.behringer.com
Consumer Goods

Company Background

BEHRINGER is a world-leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of professional audio equipment, musical instruments and their related products.

Challenges

Replace the existing 2D system and drawing tables in order to quickly create new products, to get a wider range of products, and to develop the growth of the company. Find a 3D system easy to use and to learn.

How SOLIDWORKS helps to overcome these challenges

Reduced Product Design from 1 month to 2 weeks. Creation of new ranges of products. Reduce errors by 40%. Better communication among sales and engineering department.

Testimonial

“After evaluating many 3D mechanical solutions, SOLIDWORKS IS THE ONLY one that fulfilled BOTH easy-to-learn-easy-to use requirements. I find SOLIDWORKS well suited to address my needs in Product Design, allowing me to reduce design cycle to 2-weeks from previously one-month”
– Mr. Du Hong Wei, Senior Engineer – Product Development

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NTU

Nanyang Technological University

www.mae.ntu.edu.sg
Education/Government

Company Background

NTU was recently ranked by the Times Higher Education Supplement at the 50th place globally and 7th in Asia, in its ranking of the 200 best universities in the world. It has a strong engineering school ranked among the best in the Commonwealth.

Challenges

To teach students to design complicated structures or parts in a very short time frame.

How SOLIDWORKS helps to overcome these challenges

SOLIDWORKS, COSMOSWorks and PhotoWorks are used by students from School of Mechanical and Production Engineering, Division of Mechatronics for various design and virtual simulation projects. Another key benefit is that the API can be customized to develop specific applications.

Testimonial

“SOLIDWORKS has a very short learning curve. Students have chosen to use SOLIDWORKS for their final year projects because of its functionalities and design applications. It also provides intelligent 3D surfacing and assembly capabilities”.
– Dr Cai Yi Yu, Associate Professor

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ST Electronics Info-Comm System

www.stee.com.sg /group/infocomm
Electronics/Office Equipment

Company Background

ST Electronics (Info-Comm System)’s expertise extends from consultancy to design, implementation and managed services. The company provides customers with end-to-end solutions in e-Government & ICT Systems, Emergency Response & Security Systems, Digital Defence Systems, Infosecurity Products & Solutions and Customer & Managed Services etc.

Challenges

Need to conduct trials repeatedly. A lot of time spent to repeat testing. Slow and inability to visualize the product’s size.

How SOLIDWORKS helps to overcome these challenges

Easy to use. Reduce the number of trials significantly. Cost saving. Cost cut to reduce the prototype. More stable.

Testimonial

“We will keep using SOLIDWORKS Simulation because it is really helps to reduce the time to do the trials and reduce the prototyping process”.
– Mr. Frank Feng, Engineer

Amplus Communication Pte Ltd

www.amplus.com.sg
Electronics/Office Equipment

Company Background

Founded in Singapore by a team of veteran RF and microwave engineers and managers, Amplus Communication is a venture-capital funded company which designs and manufactures a plethora of cutting-edge RF, microwave and millimeter-wave communication products. With its innovative design and manufacturing capabilities, quick delivery, keen customer services and competitive pricing, the company has been able to expand rapidly in the global market.

Challenges

Inability to visualize the thermal result.

How SOLIDWORKS helps to overcome these challenges

More efficient in temperature control. Shorten simulation time frame. Easy to use. Result in higher cost saving.

Testimonial

“SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation is so far my first software use on Thermal Simulation. It is fairly easy to handle after entering all input steps. Although the result is not 100% perfect, it really did give us much more time to change design after every simulation result. There is a significant reduction in time as compared to normal trial and error with standard CNC machining and test results in the past. More great design can be achieved with this software that is easy to handle”.
– Mr. Luke Chen Kee Fatt, Mechanical Engineer

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Simtex Mechatronic Pte Ltd

Company Background

SIMTEX provides mechanical design services for hydraulics applications in the marine, construction, defense and some electronics industry.

Challenges

Simtex needed a software with the ability to generate the design out in as little time as possible, but also to effectively communicate the designs with their customers and suppliers. Visualizing the positions of the hydraulic fluid pipes within a machine in 3 different views was tricky, so was generating an isometric drawing in 2D.

How SOLIDWORKS helps to overcome these challenges

Other that it’s reasonable pricing and longer history in the 3D-CAD environment, SOLIDWORKS has shorten the timeframe to design large assemblies.

Testimonial

“The transparency function allowed the designers to visualize the hidden and intersecting pipes in an enclosed space. It was also far easier to generate production drawings for a 3000-part assembly than before. As a result, Simtex was able to reduce design time by 50%. Configuration manager within SOLIDWORKS has allowed end users to work on configurations of assemblies very conveniently. The Configuration Manager also makes these files sizes remain very small for easy sharing of information”.

-Mr. Tan Kee Chow, Technical Manager

Microsys Design Lab Pte Ltd

Engineering Services

Company Background

Established since two and a half year back, Microsys Design Lab is a design house for product design in machine tool design from concept to prototype testing, automation, modelling, spindle repair analysis and etc.

Challenges

Time consuming from product design to even manufacturing stage

How SOLIDWORKS helps to overcome these challenges

3D drawings make it useful and easy for drawing and presentation to manufacturers. Time saving.

Testimonial

“With the new enhancements of the features every year, it makes drawing simpler and more time-saving. Furthermore, the enhancements of the version every year and the user-friendliness of SOLIDWORKS justified our requirement to stay on subscription, to enjoy the benefits subscription offers, especially when a technical issue is faced. A technical issue raised is always being addressed and resolved by the team of SEACAD and SOLIDWORKS experts provided. This allows us to move on in our projects”.

– Mr. Ricky Chan, Senior Engineer

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Makino Asia Pte Ltd

www.makino.com.sg
Heavy Equipment

Company Background

MAKINO ASIA is the largest tool maker in Southeast Asia. Its Singapore plant manufactures and assembles Makino’s machining centers, wire-cut and ram EDMs.

Challenges

Makino need to produce high quality machine within a limited period of time

How SOLIDWORKS helps to overcome these challenges

Both the EDM and Machining departments have standardized on SOLIDWORKS for the design of machines and fixtures. SOLIDWORKS allows for the pecializedn of the machine in 3D model and perform the engineering tasks. SOLIDWORKS Simulation is also used for Static Analysis.

Testimonial

“Configuration manager within SOLIDWORKS has allowed end users to work on configurations of assemblies very conveniently. The Configuration Manager also makes these files sizes remain very small for easy sharing of information”.
– Mr. Teo Sin Meng and Mr. David Tham, Senior Managers in R&D

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Nutek Pte Ltd

www.nutek-sg.com/
Industrial Machinery/Automation

Company Background

NUTEK manufactures equipment that handles printed circuit boards (PCBs) for electronics companies.

Challenges

Nutek conducts its entire manufacturing process in house. This process starts with the design of a customized machine to meet specific customer requirements. It moves on to fabrication and assembly, then continues through functional testing and quality checking before shipment to the customer. The lead time for this entire process is about 4 weeks.

How SOLIDWORKS helps to overcome these challenges

Reduced its design time for new products by 30% and for minor customizations on existing products by up to 80%. Shipping new product to customers are now 2 weeks instead of 4.

Testimonial

“Nutek has made the switch from other 2D and 3D CAD software because of SOLIDWORKS short learning curve. It’s very easy for our engineers to learn the extensive functionality in SOLIDWORKS and start designing within one week. The features are stronger than other 3D CAD software we have used and evaluated and are a perfect fit for our company. SOLIDWORKS can be seamlessly integrated into other CAD, CAM, and other applications easily, and allows us to streamline the entire manufacturing process”.

– Mr. Foo Say Kitt, Director of Manufacturing

Romar Positioning Equipment Pte Ltd

www.romar.com.sg
Industrial Machinery/Automation

Company Background

Romar was established in 1984 and is today a highly pecialized, niche manufacturer and one of the top five companies in the industry for automated welding and positioning technologies. The key products include column & boom, rotators, positioners and turntables, fit-up rolls, welding tractors and tank welders.

Challenges

Don’t have the ability to visualize the product. Takes up a lot of time for testing. Slow and hard testing process. Many trials need to be done

How SOLIDWORKS helps to overcome these challenges

Help to structure the calculation. More stable for big models. Standard part calculation is much easier to be done now. Materials and sizes for calculations is easier to be done.

Testimonial

SOLIDWORKS Simulation helps to make the calculations for parts can be done more easily and faster. This software is more reliable for all the models.
– Mr. Syahrui Taufiq, Design Engineer

Innovative Polymers Pte Ltd

www.innovativepolymers.com
Industrial Machinery/Automation

Company Background

Innovative Polymers is a manufacturer of engineering plastics products, electronic test-analysis equipment and precision automation machines.

Challenges

Needed a software that has extensive data exchange capabilities. Unable to produce drawings quickly and need to shorten design life cycle. Low ROI.

How SOLIDWORKS helps to overcome these challenges

Product design cycle has reduced 40-50%. 20% reduction in number of ECOs. Reduced errors by 50-60%.

Testimonial

“SOLIDWORKS is able to fulfil our requirements to our satisfaction, especially its extensive data exchange capabilities, powerful 2D and 3D capabilities”.

– Mr. Linus Leong, Senior Design Engineer

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Knight Auto Precision Engineering Pte Ltd

www.knightap.com
Mold, Tool & Die/Precision

Company Background

Knight Auto is a precision engineering company specializing in precision machining of metal and plastic components. The company fabricates punch & die, die sets, jig & fixtures, tooling for stamping operations, inserts for mold tools in Tool & Die department.

Challenges

Faced miss-and-hit and trial-and-error during design stage. Required to spend a lot of time in doing prototype.

How SOLIDWORKS helps to overcome these challenges

Much higher cost saving. Easy to use and shorten simulation time frame. Decrease the number of prototypes. Ability to decrease the miss and hit.

Testimonial

“Though I’ve been design engineer and a SOLIDWORKS user for many years I found the simulation (still COSMOSWORKS during that time) really tricky. You spend great amount of your time making the simulation work instead of focusing on your design. But when SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2011 came out it was a rediscovery for us of what the simulation can offer to us. Our design simulation is much easier to handle now. We can now get our design as realistic as possible to real life scenario without even creating a prototype. With SOLIDWORKS Simulation, now we can more confidently say, KNIGHTAUTO designed products is a hit!”

– Mr. Joel Labatate, Design and Application Engineer

Akribis Systems Pte Ltd

www.akribis-sys.com
Mold, Tool & Die/Precision

Company Background

Akribis Systems designs and manufactures motors, stages and precision systems that are used in equipment for manufacturing, inspection and testing. With offices located in Singapore, Taiwan, Japan and Thailand, Akribis Systems supports a wide range of industries including semiconductor, flat panel, hard disk, photonics, biomedical and electronics manufacturing.

Challenges

Tough to justify or design

How SOLIDWORKS helps to overcome these challenges

Ability to justify design in shorten time possible. Ease to usage. Reduce simulation time. Cost saving.

Testimonial

“Before using SOLIDWORKS Simulation, certain design need to be justified and required testing but was not possible. With SOLIDWORKS Simulation, it has reduced our design cycle and designing can now be done in much lesser time”.

– Mr. Wayne Ng, Mechanical Engineer

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Magnum Subsea Systems Pte Ltd

www.magnum-ss.com
Oil and Gas/Chemical

Company Background

Magnum Subsea Systems is focused on designing and delivering reliable subsea systems for the offshore oilfield industry. Our products include blowout preventers, valves and actuators, intervention systems, subsea trees, subsea manifolds, etc.

Challenges

Needed the speed and quick turn-around for technical proposals so as to bring product ideas to customers.

How SOLIDWORKS helps to overcome these challenges

Ease of usage. Ability to have realistic 3D visualization and simulation. Software stability and reliability when handling large assembly models. Ability to generate the require drawings, 3D views as well as engineering data in the shortest possible time.

Testimonial

“Magnum Subsea Systems uses SOLIDWORKS for designing concepts, layout drawings and detail design drawings for complex subsea production equipment, accessories and systems. The benefits of the software were evident in many of our project proposals, which tend to have tight deadlines”.

– Mr. Chamal Senviratne, Design Engineer Product Development

Sulzer Chemtech Ltd

www.sulzerchemtech.com
Oil and Gas/Chemical

Company Background

Sulzer Chemtech Ltd, a member of the Sulzer Corporation, with headquarters in Winterthur, Switzerland, is active in the field of process engineering and employs some 2500 persons worldwide. Sulzer Chemtech is represented in all important industrial countries and sets standards in the field of mass transfer and static mixing with its advanced and economical solutions.

Challenges

The need of a user-friendly CAD software

How SOLIDWORKS helps to overcome these challenges

Increase efficiency and productivity.

Testimonial

“To ensure Sulzer Chemtech shares the same platform as Sulzer Corporation, we have always been on subscription to enjoy the enhancements of the new version every year as this allows us to share information with our parent company effortlessly. The technical support provided by SEACAD support team enables Sulzer team of engineers to work efficiently, without being obstructed with technical issues”.

– Mr. Jing Xiang, IT Manager

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Marel Food System

www.marel.com
Plant & Process

Company Background

Marel is the leading global provider of advanced equipment, systems and services to the fish, meat and poultry industries.

Challenges

Hard to do the testing. Used up too much time and manpower. Difficulty in doing set ups for testing as each set up takes about 20 mins.

How SOLIDWORKS helps to overcome these challenges

Helps to visualize all the problems. Higher cost saving and time saving. Very easy to use. Structural for designing is much easy now.

Testimonial

“SOLIDWORKS Simulation is a user friendly software and very easy to use. Time savings is the greatest asset for this software as it can visualize all the parts problems”.
– Mr. Richard Anggono, Project Engineer

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Hamworthy Pte Ltd

Hamworthy Pte Ltd
Shipbuilding/Marine

Company Background

HAMWORTHY is a leading designer, developer and manufacturer of advanced marine fluid handling systems for ships and offshore oil and gas facilities.

Challenges

Hamworthy wanted to shorten the time to market, and improved the quality of the products by delivering with designs with greater precision and at the same time managing the complexity.

How SOLIDWORKS helps to overcome these challenges

Hamworthy is designing pumps and peripherals products with SOLIDWORKS. 3D allows them to visualize and have indicative weights of parts and assemblies. SOLIDWORKS has also helped improved the look and feel of the products.

Testimonial

“SOLIDWORKS Simulation is the only Simulation Software that I am using for testing and designing our products. With SOLIDWORKS Simulation, I am more confident in our design”.
– Ms. Catherine Seow, Senior Draft Woman