To make and supply high quality components, Drew Price Engineering (DPE) have always pursued the advanced technologies available. Kart research and development data flows from DPE’s factory racing teams back to its design group.
This enables rapid changes that help squeeze ever more performance out of their products. The trick has always been to generate precise drawings while communicating all design changes quickly and accurately to maintain that lethal competitive edge.
DPE purchased Autodesk Inventor series from IMAGINiT Technologies and quickly deemed it critical to their design process. Ease of use and the digital prototyping capabilities of Inventor helped DPE overcome many tough challenges they faced in designing components.
Ben Draffin, DPE’s Machine Department Manager, puts it thus: “When using Inventor, decisions and changes are easily made electronically, without hours of machining.”
For their few years using Inventor, DPE leaned on IMAGINiT’s training and support to raise their design team’s skill sets and overall confidence. And by contracting an IMAGINiT Technical Team for on-site implementations, extensive production time was saved and productivity improved.
Subsequently, DPE implemented EdgeCAM and Autodesk Vault into its design and manufacturing processes. And Ben Draffin is satisfied. “The combination of EdgeCAM and Inventor,” he says, “enables a seamless manufacturing environment with all the guesswork removed.”
DPE constantly review other technologies to ensure they never lose their competitive advantage. But IMAGINiT keep coming up ahead with their successful combination of product, service and support.
IMAGINiT’s software and total customer focus, their creativity, skill and experience are all stimulating DPE’s performance and product appearance.
For three decades Drew Price Engineering have thrived on selling speed out of their headquarters in Victoria, Australia. They have grown into a well-established manufacturers, designers and distributors of racing kart and kart products outside Europe.
DPE’s two important brands are Arrow Racing Carts and Kartech karting products. As Australia’s large wholesalers and marketers of karting equipment, DPE are also agents and distributors of karting gear nationally and internationally.
DPE researched ways to improve efficiencies, trim costs and continue to improve on already high quality levels. The thinking was that, bolstered by leading edge technology, design changes could be made faster and with better accuracy, bridging the gap between concept and production. In short, continuous improvement as a tangible, real time phenomenon.