In a challenging market, all companies feel pressure to perform. However, for the state-owned enterprises (SOEs) in China, operational efficiency and profitability are considered matters of national service to the government and, by extension, to all Chinese citizens. Furthermore, as a result of ongoing reform, Chinese SOEs are more likely to be privatized if they’re losing money. With that magnitude of responsibility, these organizations face a great burden to perform well in their competitive markets.
The Jiangsu Tailong Machinery Group, a Chinese state-owned enterprise, felt this pressure keenly when it discovered its products weren’t being optimized during the company’s New Product Development (NPD) phase.
Jiangsu manufactures reducers, a component of mechanical, electrical or hydraulic motors that increase torque (good video explanation here), and has earned an enviable reputation for technical innovation by applying advanced technologies—such as modularization and joggling—to its industry-leading products.
Jiangsu Tailong fluid coupling, cross section view
And yet, the company was uncovering part interferences during the final manufacturing and installation stages of development. Sending the 3D models back through the design cycle proved to be a resource-intensive and time-consuming endeavor. Plus, the subsequent changes were complicated, yielding inefficient designs.
Jiangsu needed a way to identify and resolve part interferences during the NPD stage, when its newest designs were most flexible and fluid. That’s why Jiangsu turned to Creo Parametric, the most powerful and flexible 3D CAD software on the market.
Today, Jiangsu engineers use the software’s parametric design capabilities to develop 3D models of their new products. Then, they use its virtual assembling and interference checking functionality to identify and correct interference issues—while the designs are still in their infancy.
Finally, Jiangsu uses Creo Simulate to run structural, thermal, and vibration analyses on the 3D models. By using the comprehensive set of finite elements analysis (FEA) capabilities, engineers gain a better understanding of how their designs will perform under real-world conditions. This process ultimately increases quality and innovation by allowing quick, real-time comparisons of multiple design iterations and variations, so engineers can optimize designs faster and inexpensively.
Jiangsu has now not only secured its position as a profitable and efficient SOE, it’s also maintaining its reputation for technical innovation. In fact, Jiangsu is currently the industry leader in its market, and it proudly names itself among the Top 500 Enterprises in the Chinese Mechanical Industry.
Xia Guofeng, the director of the computer center at Jiangsu, says, “The powerful design and analysis functions of Creo Parametric and Creo Simulate enhance our R&D capabilities and core competitiveness.”
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