Craig Manufacturing Ltd.

Heavy Equipment Industry (Loaders & Excavation)

Craig Manufacturing are a manufacturer of attachments for heavy equipment including; motor graders, loaders, excavators and dozers. Their customers are based throughout Canada and the United States.

 

Company Name: Craig Manufacturing Ltd.

Location: Hartland, New Brunswick

Company URL: www.craig-mfg.com

Industry: Heavy Equipment

Previous CAD: CadKey

Products used: SOLIDWORKS Professional


Goals

  • Move from 2D to 3D and replace CADkey
  • Incorporate parametric design capability
  • Delivery sensitive sector requires low cost product with quick turn-around time
  • Ability to integrate CAD system with existing inventory control system

 

Results

  • Selected SOLIDWORKS over AutoCAD for 3D capabilities, parametrics and the ability to integrate CAD with Inventory control system
  • Purchased 9 licenses
  • Rapidly adopted SOLIDWORKS due to user friendly design
  • Faster turn-around time with use of parametrics
  • 25-50% reduction in design process time
  • SOLIDWORKS design capabilities substantially reduced amount of product grinding and welding required. Anticipate 30% cost reduction related to development process in one year’s time (have not experienced a full product cycle yet).
  • SOLIDWORKS Workgroup PDM (included with SOLIDWORKS Professional) integrates CAD system with existing inventory control system, allowing more time for product design

 

Mark Stairs, Engineering Supervisor, Craig Manufacturing Ltd.
Craig Manufacturing is as impressed with Javelin Technologies, as we are with SOLIDWORKS. The combination of a good product backed by this level and quality of service sold us.   Within our own company, I’m aspiring to implement Javelin’s level of service, presence and professionalism. 

Mark Stairs, Engineering Supervisor, Craig Manufacturing Ltd.


Example

Craig Manufacturing Hydraulic Angling Ditching Bucket

Craig Manufacturing Hydraulic Angling Ditching Bucket designed with SOLIDWORKS

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