For more than 30 years, Union Precision Die Co. Ltd. has used time-tested 2D methods to design the dies and molds for casting aluminium parts for Kawasaki brand motorcycles, watercraft and general-purpose engines.
To enable inexperienced engineers to create complex shapes for die molds more quickly, Union Precision needed 3D visualisation and design tools.
Dassault Systèmes Response
Adopting CATIA V5 allowed young engineers to become productive quickly, without the years of experience required to effectively visualise 3D shapes in 2D.
Union Precision has significantly cut design times for new die molds, and anticipates 50 percent gains when the project is fully implemented.