JR Moldes streamlines design and engages customers with NX

Funding in higher engineering for better buyer satisfaction

NX was essentially the most appropriate software program as a result of it simply imported the mildew information and designers had been capable of work with them in a greater and simpler approach.

David Vieira,
Technical Division Cadflow,

JR Moldes specializes in designing, administering, manufacturing, and optimizing plastic injection and die-casting molds. The corporate has an annual manufacturing capability of 160 molds, from small-scale as much as 20 tons. JR Moldes employs more significant than 40 individuals and has annual revenues of around 5 million euros. The corporate operates primarily within the automotive, medical and electrical product sectors.

Germany has always been the corporate’s primary market, and an essential buyer is the Volkswagen Group. However, over the years, JR Moldes has expanded its work and expertise throughout Europe, Mexico, Brazil, the US, and many international locations around the globe. The corporate now has workplaces in Hong Kong and South Africa and partnerships in global areas with Mexico, Brazil, Iran, Algeria, and Germany.

High quality and well-timed supply are the priorities of JR Moldes’ most demanding prospects. Necessities for accuracy accompany every stage of manufacturing to allow higher high quality within the remaining product. For that cause, JR Moldes pursues the foremost expertise and essentially the most specialized technical staff to ship excellence to its prospects.

After surveying its top prospects relating to the software program they used and which system they thought was the most effective, JR Moldes determined to license the NX™ software program from product lifecycle administration (PLM) specialist Siemens Digital Industries Software program. NX is a high-performance product growth resolution with a full vary of computer-aided design (CAD) capabilities, together with superior meeting design, freeform modeling, floor evaluation, and design optimization.

“This demanding trade, the place lead time and precision are fundamentals, requires highly effective instruments,” explains Artur Simões, JR Moldes’ finance division. “Working with several prospects and companions that use different options means you have to combine different information codecs in a single 3D CAD system. Highly effective hybrid instruments, synchronous expertise, stability, and superior mildew design gave us the time to do higher engineering, reply quicker to the shoppers’ adjustments and replicate the outcomes with our companions without issues.”

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Lowering errors and design time

“With their earlier design system, JR Moldes had issues modifying and designing components, which prompted delays in some tasks,” explains David Vieira from Cadflow. This Siemens Digital Industries Software program expertise accomplice managed the implementation of NX. “Designers spent an excessive amount of time working via the sophisticated procedures and instructions,” says Simões. “Because of Siemens Digital Industries Software program expertise, JR Moldes lower the time spent within the design section by 30 p.c.”

Time optimization was essential to picking the Siemens Digital Industries Software program resolution. In response to Vieira, typically, the corporate needed to repeat duties because it was arduous to seek out earlier designs. There have been delays finishing assignments: “NX was essentially the most appropriate software program as a result of it simply imported the mildew information, and designers had been capable of work with them in a greater and simpler approach.”

Communication enchancment

Within the means of evaluating the wants and necessities of JR Moldes, Cadflow found that communication and information change had notable shortcomings. Viera explains, “Staff failed to speak to one another, and when designs had been prepared, they may not talk effectively with different suppliers’ software program.”

The corporate had difficulties making design adjustments. If a modification was made, others with a have to know did not be notified, subsequently continued working with outdated designs, which prompted delays and errors. Now, JR Moldes can make certain that the designs are up-to-date. Using NX has promoted environment-friendly collaborative surroundings among the many technical, gross sales, and high-quality departments.

Utilizing NX has additionally been helpful within the firm’s efforts to develop and collaborate internationally. “We now have new headquarters in Africa and, with NX, it will be simpler and faster to export the primary section of the challenge,” says Simões.

Buyer belief

In an effort to keep up sound relationships with prospects, JR Moldes seeks to be proactive in exceeding shoppers’ expectations. “The reputations of Siemens Digital Industries Software program and NX are a lot better than that of the corporate and software program we used earlier than,” says Simões. “NX is used extra broadly amongst prospects, as a result of most of them have the identical program.”

Simões notes that having a highly effective and up-to-date design software program helps save future enterprise alternatives. JR Moldes depends on NX not solely to enhance its design course, but additionally to generate new enterprise alternatives and to have interaction with prospects. “Our shoppers acknowledge NX, they work with the identical software program, they usually really feel extra comfy if we work with the identical system,” Simões explains.

Using NX is particularly efficient at JR Moldes in managing large-scale tasks involving a lot of instruments. Now, the corporate feel extra assured that it might probably ship a remaining product without imperfections. “With NX, it has been attainable to make the most of essentially the most highly effective instruments; for instance, its floor design instruments. With new and improved instruments, we’ve considerably decreased errors as in comparison with the earlier software program, and our shoppers are extra engaged,” Simões says.

“Another excuse for selecting NX was our firm’s development; our prospects belief the answer,” says Simões. “Excessive-level merchandise require high-performance instruments, and Siemens Digital Industries Software program provided each expertise and assist by way of Cadflow, which was instrumental in supporting the change.”

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Simple implementation and coaching

Three months after implementation, which solely took 15 days, JR Moldes started to see outcomes. “This was not the primary time we purchased advanced expertise from Cadflow, and their suggestions had been very invaluable,” explains Simões.

JR Moldes required quick coaching to start utilizing NX for brand new designs. Cadflow provided a free coaching program for the workers. The coaching was simple, and it took solely every week and a half to coach the staff.

“Altering the CAD system is advanced and the administration of ongoing tasks was not a straightforward activity, as there have been deadlines to be met,” says Simões. “Nonetheless, with Cadflow’s assist, designers achieved an excessive degree of competence in a short while. In three months, we had been capable of see clear reductions in design time. Along with the brand new instruments, the soundness of NX is spectacular, as it might probably deal with advanced duties and adjustments without errors and losses of time.”

Disclaimer: I am the author at PLM ECOSYSTEM, focusing on developing digital-thread platforms with capabilities across CAD, CAM, CAE, PLM, ERP, and IT systems to manage the product data lifecycle and connect various industry networks. My opinions may be biased. Articles and thoughts on PLMES represent solely the author's views and not necessarily those of the company. Reviews and mentions do not imply endorsement or recommendations for purchase.

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