Easier access to FEM analyses
Faster product development
Better communication with other CAD application
“SolidWorks CAD software came out best, however, it is also fair to mention that our colleagues in Horsens and Holland design in SolidWorks as well.”
Sonion Roskilde A/S is the world’s leading supplier of electromechanical components for the hearing aid industry. Sonion’s products are smaller than the sulphur on a match and contain as many as 12 different sub-components. “To maintain our competitiveness we have to ensure a shorter product development time. For it to be realistic, we have to use a CAD system, that is as efficient as possible”, says Martin Bondo Jørgensen, Development Manager at Sonion’s TechCenter.
The final selection of a CAD system was the result of a collective decision made by the designers and technicians using CAD on a daily basis. They are all highly experienced and their criteria included individual features as well as the overall performance of the system and ease of use. Three CAD solutions were demonstrated and although all systems did fairly well, some essential details did separate them, according to Martin Bondo Jørgensen.