Savio Macchine Tessili – a leader in the yarn finishing machine sector ranging from wool, cotton, linen and silk to synthetic fibres – adopted think3’s ThinkDesign to design its “Cosmos” two-for-one-twisting machine, specifically developed for the Chinese and Indian markets and other emerging countries.
Savio’s twisting machines are known for their strength and reliability but meet with difficulties in Eastern markets and, in general, wherever the amortization of the machine heavily affects transformation expenses. The competition in these markets offer price-competitive alternatives, although the quality of their end product is lower.
With the “Cosmos” project, Savio decided to address the challenge of producing cheaper machines with superior technical features compared to competitors, to maintain its usual quality standards. The full line was designed in only 12 months and, for each machine, Chinese suppliers built prototypes with different variants.
ThinkDesign, think3’ design solution, enabled Savio to meet this deadline because it provided the ability to create a full 3D project both in-house and in external offices taking part in the activity. Starting from the beginning of the activities, it took 18 months to produce the new, high-quality twisting machine.
ThinkDesign is a design tool which is flexible, productive, easy to use, easy to learn and tailored to the needs of manufacturing industries. ThinkDesign is the designer's ideal partner for defining mechanical assemblies, breaking assemblies down into component lists, assessing the overall dimensions of components and assemblies, checking the feasibility of a shape sketched and drawn by the designer or drafted using a special function. The continuous communications between the styling, engineering and tooling departments ensure that project deadlines are met.
“A good share of this achievement is due to ThinkDesign”, said Roberto Badiali, Technical Director, Savio Macchine Tessili. The company relied on think3’s flexible solution to uniform the standard of the various company sites. “Think3 is the right partner to support us in our internationalization process” said Antonio Bortolussi, Head of IT Systems. “As far as the COSMOS project is concerned, ThinkDesign was a critical tool because it enabled us to meet the planned deadline, ensuring top flexibility and real time project sharing,” concluded Ing. Badiali.
At the moment, Savio leverages 50 ThinkDesign and thinkPLM licenses. In addition, the company partnered with think3, Inc. to define technology development guidelines.
For more information, please contact Samanta Fumagalli, PR & Communication Manager,
Email Contact, tel. +39 (0)39 6411141.
Information about think3, Inc
Think3 has been operating in the ICT sector for more than 25 years and provides the only technology that links three separate design areas: the concept, its development and the finished product. In this way, think3 enables thousands of company customers to innovate, to compete and to rise to the challenges of global markets, thanks to the integration of processes, which helps to accelerate time to market and to reduce costs.
Having been active in emerging markets with dedicated structures for many years, think3 can provide outsourcing services, thus offering companies a new opportunity to go international.
Think3 boasts a consolidated presence across Europe, the US and Asia. The company has also secured a strong presence in China following joint venture deal sealed with Beijing Extech Science & Technology Co. Ltd to create EXTECH, a brand new company based in Beijing, with offices across the country. In the rest of the world, think3 is present throughout its network of selected VARs (Value Added Resellers).
All this means that think3 can count among its customers some of the most significant enterprises in the industrial market.
For more information visit our site at