This client is the premier OEM manufacturer of aluminum towers and small products for the marine industry. From T-tops, hard tops and towers, to rod holders, leaning posts, rails and poling platforms, they provide the highest quality enhancements and accessories for fishing and pleasure boats. To create these products, their craftsmen design and manually shape the towers to fit the boats, which can be a laborious and time-intensive process. For the client to maintain their competitive prices, they would need to upgrade their manufacturing process to take advantage of computer modeling technologies that would increase quality and decrease production time.
The client contacted our team about possible solutions to the manufacturing challenges they faced. We consulted with them to incorporate 3D scanning into their existing manufacturing process – a valuable tool that would accurately capture data before modeling and thus reduce their prototyping cycle.
Our engineers traveled to their manufacturing workshop to perform a demonstration of the HandyScan 3D, a handheld 3D scanning system, and Geomagic Shape reverse engineering software. This solution would be able to precisely document new and existing designs for later use, as well as ensure the tightest fit possible of the client’s products to their customers’ boats. After taking advantage of our team’s extensive two day on-site training program, the client was able to easily redefine their manufacturing process through the use of 3D scanning.
“I was impressed by how knowledgeable and helpful your engineers are. They quickly got up to speed and consulted us every step of the way during our project, and provided training and support for all of our technical questions. Your team’s helpful and consultative nature throughout the entire process allowed them to come up with a solution to fit our exact needs – and it worked! We have seen increases in accuracy, manufacturing efficiency, and product quality, and would not hesitate to work with you again in the future.” – Angela, Draftsman