Datum Tool Design, founded in 1996 and based near Belfast, Northern Ireland, specialises in the design of moulds for composite components and tools. Mould design requires precise knowledge of the tooling methods, tool materials, component manufacturing processes and close collaboration with the manufacturer. Tight dimensional tolerances on parts with complex 3D forms and practical matters such as stiffness and ease of handling of the moulds must be considered.
Datum Tool Design sought a computer aided design (CAD) solution to help meet the design demands of its customers and facilitate data sharing
Dassault Systèmes Response
CATIA enabled Datum to become involved in its customer’s projects earlier in the design process and to readily share project design data
Using CATIA, Datum has won new business and doubled the company’s size and profits, while tripling productivity and eliminating data translation errors.