Sport Systems Unlimited has chosen to implement SolidWorks 3D CAD design software as the cornerstone of its lean manufacturing initative to produce hockey rink board systems that look better, last longer, and are easier to maintain.
One of the fastest growing companies in Canada, Sport Systems Unlimited manufactures hockey boards that feature mechanically fastened anodised aluminum frames, high-density polyethylene puckboard, tempered safety glass, and stainless steel hardware.
Sport Systems Unlimited chose to use SolidWorks 3D CAD design software because it is easy to use and can drive the company’s manufacturing processes, automatically generating robotics and CNC code from 3D solid models.
Key challenges for Sport Systems Unlimited included making production of their improved hockey rink board systems more efficient to shorten manufacturing and delivery times, controlling costs by reducing errors and rework, and supporting expansion into new markets.
SolidWorks 3D CAD design software provided a range of benefits toward meeting these challenges, such as:
- cutting production time by 62%
- tripled manufacturing throughput
- achieved 40% share of Canadian market
- expanded into new markets.
“Switching to SolidWorks was a critical move in our manufacturing transformation," says Henhoeffer.
SolidWorks 3D CAD design software is available in Australia and New Zealand from Intercad , who also offer training and technical support for SolidWorks software.