Burlington Technologies, Inc.

Mold, Tool & Die Industry

Burlington Technologies, Inc. produces high-pressure aluminum die castings, which
automotive companies use to produce numerous parts. As a world-class tooling
manufacturer, the Burlington Centennial division continually evaluates ways to
boost productivity in the development and machining of die-casting tools for the
automotive industry.

Burlington Technologies, Inc.

Company: Burlington Technologies, Inc.

Location: Burlington, Ontario

URL: www.burltech.com

Industry: Mold, Tool & Die

Previous CAD: CADKEY

Products used: SOLIDWORKS Professional, SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional


The Challenge

Burlington Technologies Inc. produces high-pressure aluminum die castings, which automotive companies use to produce numerous parts. When the company upgraded to the SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD system to boost productivity in the development and machining of die-casting tools for the automotive industry, it also needed to implement a PDM system to improve design revision control and establish more efficient workflows.

 

The Solution

The company chose SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional software because it is easy to use, provides valuable PDM capabilities for the price, integrates completely with SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD software, and is simple to install. By implementing Enterprise PDM, Burlington automated both its workflows and approval processes; eliminated design errors, such as misaligned holes; shortened the time required to make design changes by 50 percent; and resolved its design revision and data issues.

 

The Results

  • Automated workflows and approval processes
  • Eliminated design errors, such as misaligned holes
  • Shortened time required to make design changes by 50 percent
  • Resolved design revision and data issues

 

We had SOLIDWORKS up and running in a month and implemented SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional within a week.

Ivan Zuccolin, Manager of Corporate Tool Design


Example

High-pressure aluminum die casting

A high-pressure aluminum die casting designed with SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD software

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