macintype_dev • 21 September 2015
Leussink Engineering brings design in-house with SOLIDWORKS®
Leussink Engineering slashes design and re-work time on its machined components with SOLDIWORKS®
Leussink Engineering designs, re-engineers and manufactures machined components for a wide range of customers in industries including medical, steel and mining.
SOLIDWORKS® 3D CAD/CAM software
Unanderra, New South Wales, Australia
Before implementing SOLIDWORKS®, Leussink Engineering outsourced its design work to local companies. Occasionally, it used its existing CAM software to create its own drawings but this was a time consuming exercise, and caused potential confusion with file types.
“One of the US companies we were already working closely with was using SolidWorks,” explains Jason Leussink, Company Director, Leussink Engineering. “We felt the time difference between Australia and the US was already enough to contend with. At that point, we decided to introduce SOLDIWORKS.”
“SOLDIWORKS has significantly reduced our re-work or scrap factor caused by inaccurate design,” Jason says. “We can now verify our assemblies before we start cutting metal, saving us time and effort which was sometimes wasted in the past.”
“Any model we create is added into an assembly and/or placed in a drawing and remains linked to the original design,” Leussink continues. “This means we can modify parts on the move – within assemblies or drawings – rather than going back to the individual part itself.”
Leussink says SOLIDWORKS® has also made it easier to communicate with customers and suppliers.
“SOLDIWORKS has significantly reduced our re-work or scrap factor caused by inaccurate design.” Jason Leussink, Company Director, Leussink Engineering
“Our company prides itself on supplying a fast and efficient breakdown service to our customers when they need it; SOLDIWORKS helps us achieve that.” Jason Leussink, Company Director, Leussink Engineering