Black & Decker’s largest engineering design centre is in Spennymoor, UK, where a team of about 110 people work on product design and development. The team is split into two groups, creating products for the consumer and professional markets.
Power tool manufacturer Black & Decker needed to cut product development times and costs by minimising physical prototypes while improving collaboration.
Dassault Systèmes Response
Black & Decker at Spennymoor, UK, chose CATIA Version 5 for design and manufacturing, with Photo Studio 2 to control concept-to-production development.
CATIA V5 allowed Black & Decker to reduce lead times, enhance collaboration and aid in the development of new organic shapes.