It’s easy to stick with a 3D CAD platform because of inertia. Switching platforms requires a significant investment in both software and training. But, depending on your workflow and the capabilities of your current CAD application, switching to PTC Creo can pay off tremendously.
Curious about how? Fantom was too. Here’s their story.
Fantom and the Modern Vacuum
Conventional vacuum cleaners have six essential components:
- An intake port, which may include a variety of cleaning accessories
- An exhaust port
- An electric motor
- A fan
- A porous bag
- A housing that contains all the other components
From there, it’s a simple process: the electric motor powers the fan, pushing air through the exhaust port. This airflow causes ambient air to rush into the void through the intake port. That ambient air brings debris from the ground and deposits it into the bag.
Fantom, a Turkish vacuum cleaner manufacturer, produces high-performance vacuum cleaners. Their machines go far beyond the bare essentials, with specialized features like:
- Roller brush systems to drive debris out of carpet
- Automatically winding power cords
- Cyclonic separation systems
- Adjustable fan speed controls
- Various hoses and attachments
Designing complex machines like these requires a 3D CAD system that’s both precise and flexible. Fantom originally used Solidworks, which didn’t give them the functionality they needed. Its inflexible structure made it difficult to focus on one area of the design without losing sight of the larger picture. Their large assembly issues and overlong design time made it difficult to develop quality designs.
PTC Creo: To the Rescue
Using PTC Creo allows Fantom’s engineers to load and display complicated models without overburdening their computers. Creo makes it easy for the engineers to access the entire model while maintaining high levels of functionality. By limiting detail in the areas not being worked on, engineers can work on specific features within the context of the entire design.
PTC Creo also allows multiple engineers to work on different areas of the same model. Without competing versions of the same model floating around, the team can ensure complete synchronicity.
The Creo Edge
The PTC Creo suite has allowed Fantom to cut their product introduction time by 30%. Their product failures are also down by 30%, meaning that Creo’s managed to increase both the quality and the efficiency of their design process.
Fantom’s CEO, Adnan Tangün, says the only way to remain competitive in a global market is through continued investment in R&D and production technologies. With PTC Creo, they’ve found a solution that keeps them on the cutting edge of vacuum cleaner design.
Learning how to get the most out of PTC products can take some work. NxRev’s wide array of tutorials, seminars, and customer service are designed to help small and mid-sized manufacturing companies optimize their PTC experience. We can also help you decide if switching to PTC Creo will increase your productivity enough to make the investment worthwhile.
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For more information about Fantom, read Fantom Abandons SolidWorks, Manages Large Assemblies with PTC Creo.