Hartness International manufactures custom packaging machinery for a variety of consumer and commercial product markets. To stay competitive in a fast-changing industry, the company needed to deliver a new product to market in two months. The company’s 2D CAD software did not offer the capabilities the engineering staff needed to meet that tight time frame.
Enabled significant new product design innovations
Shortened development cycle from five to two months
Optimized machinery performance
Eased design reviews
Only SolidWorks CAD software offered the easy-to-use, intuitive 3D solid modeling capabilities that Hartness required to quickly explore part and assembly alternatives in real time in order to optimize machinery performance. With SolidWorks, Hartness engineers were able to design assemblies and test them before building any parts. Using SolidWorks CAD software to design the new product, Hartness engineers were able to shorten the design and manufacturing cycle from five months to just two months.
“We had formal training for two days and started making parts on the third day. Then just months later the machine was delivered on time”
Intertape Polymer Group (IPG) is a recognized leader in the development and manufacture of specialized polyolefin plastic and paper packaging products and complementary packaging systems. Headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, the company has strategically grown to support operations in 26 locations including 15 manufacturing facilities, with over 2,700 employees. Recently, the carton sealer machinery division needed to upgrade the way it created parametric standard module equipment and custom machinery