Fábrica Metalúrgica da Gandra (FMG)
Production time reduction, error reduction and incrase in machine complexity
Fully featured and intuitive tools were the reason behind the choiseOther software solutions were analyzed, some were considerably cheaper, but SOLIDWORKS was the right choice due to it having better features and being an overall more intuitive solution. Sheetmetal, Weldments, and Photoview are some of the most used tools in Fábrica Metalúrgica da Gandra.
Benefits of using SOLIDWORKS“There is a large difference between fabrication before and after CAD. The time a machine takes to be manufactured was reduced by 85%. Before introducing SOLIDWORKS it would usually take 6 months to accomplish something that now takes only one. There is also a complexity increase in the machines that we design, since everything is tested in SOLIDWORKS before going into production, this represents a 92% error reduction” - Eng. Miguel Ribeiro explains.
ProjectsEverything that is manufactured is designed in SOLIDWORKS, from the most complex machine to the most basic part, and saved in its project folder. To highlight some of the projects done by FMG in SOLIDWORKS, an isobaric filler was selected, on which the key part is the filling spouts. In the machine, the package needs the same pressure as the tank to proceed to filling. In this project, SOLIDWORKS was fundamental in the dimensioning of the filling spouts, conducts, valves, and in their verification and integration within the machine.
New means of creating more complex machines, that are modular and more versatile, help the company rely less on outsourcing for certain mechanical projects
The implementation of the SOLIDWORKS Premium solution since 2010
- Mechanical projects are developed internally.
- Production times reduced by 85%
- Machines with higher complexity
- Project error reduction by 92%
Productos utilizados:SolidWorks Standard