Macro Plastics Inc – The leading manufacturer of large agricultural bins in North America – Based in KY

SUCCESS METRICS

  • Cut development time from months to weeks
  • Tripled new product offering
  • Saved 30 to 60 percent in capital costs for new products
  • Reduced product weight by 10 to 25 percent overall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE CHALLENGE

Macro Plastics, Inc., is the leading manufacturer of large

agricultural bins in North America. As the cost of plastic

resins continues to rise, optimizing designs for material

usage while maintaining performance has become an

important goal. The company needed finite element analysis

(FEA) capabilities to achieve that objective.

THE SOLUTION

Macro Plastics uses SolidWorks® design software and

chose SolidWorks Simulation Premium software to conduct

its analysis work because it is easy to use, is integrated

with SolidWorks CAD software, and provides a wide range

of analysis capabilities. By using SolidWorks design and

simulation tools, Macro Plastics cut its product development

time from months to weeks, tripled its new product

offerings, saved 30 to 60 percent in capital costs for new

products, and reduced product weight by 10 to 25 percent

across the board.

 


Macro Plastics relies on SolidWorks Simulation Premium analysis software to optimize designs for its large agricultural bins, cutting material costs while maintaining strength.

Industry: Consumer Products ; Mold, Tool & Die

Products(s) Used: SolidWorks Simulation Premium, SolidWorks Standard,

SolidWorks Professional, SolidWorks Premium

Benefit: Value, Results, Power, Implementation, Ease of Use, Data Exchange, Career

Advancement, Focus on Design, Design Better Products, Innovation,

Manufacturability, Advanced Modeling, Integration, Design Reuse

VAR: 3DVision Technologies

http://www.solidworks.com/sw/successes/customer-story.htm?record=Macro-Plastics-Inc&id=5137

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s