ILC Dover



blimpILC Dover has been active in the design and development of products for both government and industry. Most ILC products are comprised of softgoods materials - products that are flexible by nature and result in innovative solutions to customer problems.


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Initiatives

  • Speed the product development process from design to PO
  • Eliminate costly mistakes throughout the design process
  • Provide centralized storage and remote access to all projects and product
  • Develop innovative products

Solution

  • ILC Dover moved from Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 5.0 and implemented PTC Creo
  • PTC Creo Advanced Assembly Extension and PTC Creo Interactive Surface Design Extension were selected for managing top-down designs and specialized surfacing requirements.
  • PTC Windchill is used to efficiently manage CAD files and communicate necessary data with various departments within the company.

Results

  • Reduced time and costs in drawing modifications by 20%
  • Eliminated costly mistakes by 30%
  • Remote access and centralized storage is now available for all teams
  • Virtual prototyping has increased product development and helped produce competitive products, leading to 30% sales growth each year.