Customer Story: Avance Design

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Step into Avance Design in Indianapolis, IN on any given day, and the whole team’s firing on all cylinders. Just speaking with Business Development Manager Bill Fletcher briefly, the array of projects their team is working on at the moment is incredibly diverse: they’re 3D printing 90 fixtures, designing the CAD model of a snow shovel, creating CAD data from a 3D scanned part for a machine part where the original data was no longer on file with the manufacturer, […]

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Top Five Customer Stories of 2018

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2018 brought us so many great stories from our customers we’ve shared with you through our newsletters. Looking back on 2018, here are the top five stories our customers shared with us, from custom-built Formula race cars to custom greenhouses, and more, as chosen by you, the reader, from our top clicks of 2018:           Nexans Autoelectric of America, Inc. Nexans Autoelectric of America, Inc. is known internationally by automakers for vehicle electrical wiring systems, molded […]

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Customer Story: WallX

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Creative problem-solving is at the heart of what it means to be an entrepreneur. That’s what Greg Dempsey sought to do when he came up with WallX: solve a problem. “I built homes for a long time, and I always had trouble hanging things on walls,” Greg says. “You kept seeing new products come out, but none of them were a one-stop solution. So I thought, hey, let’s figure this out.” And figure it out he did. It may have […]

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Customer Story: Rough Brothers, Inc.

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  Rough Brothers, Inc. (RBI) is the largest greenhouse design, engineering, and manufacturing company in North America. RBI uses SOLIDWORKS to create the most economical, durable, and robust greenhouse structures for their clients. They pride themselves on their long-standing reputation for superior quality. Chris Gullett, Design Manager at RBI, says SOLIDWORKS has changed the game for his team. “With the demand for more complex greenhouse systems growing, the CAD system we were using just wasn’t able to do all of it,” Chris says. […]

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Customer Story: Frasca

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Nobody said learning to fly was easy. Sure, birds, athletes, and superheroes make it look simple, but in reality, you have to take baby steps before you can really fly. As was the case for Frasca, an Urbana-based company that designs and manufactures high-quality and reasonably priced flight simulators for training pilots worldwide. At Frasca, the Mechanical Engineering Department was stuck on the tarmac with 2D AutoCAD. Now, Frasca soars above many of its competitors with the help of SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD. […]

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Customer Story: Boss Display

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Producing quality interactive exhibits all over the United States and many cities abroad, Boss Display is a full-service firm with a 26,000-square-foot production facility located in Columbus, OH. They design and build fun, interactive exhibits, including water exhibits, ball exhibits, science exhibits, children’s museums, visitor centers, and corporate displays. They take pride in their reputation of excellence. With satisfaction guaranteed, they offer customers competitive pricing for innovative engineering with exceptional attention to quality and detail. As Boss Display continued to […]

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Customer Story: Lynx Motorsports

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Lynx Motorsports is a student engineering team from University of Colorado Denver that designs and races Formula race cars as a part of Formula SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers). Each year, Lynx Motorsports designs, builds, and tests a prototype to be judged against their peers in engineering across the US. They will compete in the Formula SAE Lincoln race and design competition in Lincoln, Neb. June 20–23. We spoke to students Robert Wiley, Wesley Kaiser, and Slade Mills about their progress […]

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Superior Graphite Customer Story

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  If you’ve been in business for over a century like Superior Graphite, you might have seen a few CAD programs come and go. As a chemicals manufacturing company, Superior Graphite thermally purifies graphite and calcined petroleum coke for use in multiple applications, from smartphone and electric car batteries to lubricant and loss of circulation material. Superior Graphite has expanded throughout the years with multiple versions of CAD software, with a clear need for better organization of their files as […]

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Pedal to the Metal: 3D printing with Desktop Metal

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Desktop Metal 3D printers are the latest addition to our lineup of best-in-class product development solutions. This groundbreaking line of metal 3D printers finally provides a solution to the limitations seen with other metal 3D printers currently on the market—limitations in speed, materials, and accessibility. We’re happy to provide 3D metal printing solutions with Desktop Metal that are quick, affordable, and offer a variety of materials, such as steel, aluminum, titanium, and copper.   There’s been a lot of buzz […]

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