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Design Automation for a Metal & Wood Furniture Manufacturer, USA

Design Automation Case Studies2 min read
Design Automation for a Metal & Wood Furniture

Project Overview

Client Profile
Metal & Wood Furniture Manufacturer
Location
USA
Industry
Furniture Manufacturing
Inputs
2D furniture Drawings
Deliverables
Product CAD Configurator
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Business Needs

  • Creation of custom 2D drawings and 3D models based on seekers\Architectural drawings
  • Shorten the time for custom design development
  • Allow the customers to choose furniture according to architectural plans
  • Address the quick design challenges for high product-mix of furniture
  • Comparison of actual and as-built drawings for quality

Challenges

  • Reducing lead time in engineering (Average 4 to 5 days) and avoid delays in customers enquiries.
  • Repetitive design task leading to greater chances of error and improve quality for customization.
  • Managing product knowledge for different product and managing custom design templates for locks and accessories.

Our Solutions & Approach

DriveWorks implementation for metal and wood furniture products that helps manufacturer to reduce the lead time from 4 to 5 days to one day and 70 times faster design cycle.

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The furniture manufacturer for retail food chain stores manufacturing specific set of furniture constantly was facing challenges to customize the designs as per space availability and quoting the price accordingly. Our DriveWorks specialists collaborated with the manufacturer to develop CAD configurator to accelerate the time to market each piece.

  • Based on the custom design needs, our SolidWorks engineers developed 3D CAD models with manufacturing information.
  • Other customized data base was then created for automation of manufacturing drawings, quotes and documentation process.
  • The sales engineer or any frontend user could simply populate the customized design needs using configurator to quickly send the request to shop floor.
CAD Configurator
CAD Configurator
3D CAD Modeling of Metal and Wooden Furniture Manufacturers
3D CAD Modeling of Metal and Wooden Furniture Manufacturers

Manufacturer could thus reduce the lead time from traditional 4 to 5 days to one day and design cycle was 70 times faster with enhanced quality. Significant reduction in material scrap during machining was also observed.

Business Impact

Project Samples

Design Automation Metal and Wooden Furniture
Design Automation Metal and Wooden Furniture
CAD Customization of Metal and Wooden Furnitures
CAD Customization of Metal and Wooden Furnitures
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