Chin Fong Accelerates Forging Machine Design With SolidWorks Software


Global Mechanical Press Manufacturer Quickly Designs Giant Machines to Make Automobile Parts, Appliances, Furniture, and Other Metal-Forged Products


CONCORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 18, 2003-- Taiwan's largest forging machine manufacturer is using 50 licenses of SolidWorks(R) three-dimensional computer-aided design (3D CAD) software to streamline design of its mechanical presses, SolidWorks announced today. SolidWorks software enables engineers at Chin Fong Machine Industrial Company to reduce design time, ensure accuracy, manage CAD data, and communicate designs with team members so they can quickly bring new products to the global market.

Chin Fong is using SolidWorks software to design its forging machines faster than it could with other CAD products. It also uses SolidWorks COSMOSXpress(TM) to conduct initial structural analyses of its designs. As one of the world's top five mechanical press builders, Chin Fong Machine has won Taiwan's National Award for quality for the past three years in a row. Global manufacturers use its power presses to forge, stamp, pierce, mold, extrude, and draw a variety of parts for any industry requiring metal forging. Chin Fong products make gears for automobile transmissions and brackets for furniture, among countless other applications.

"Conducting upfront analysis helps our engineers troubleshoot design problems early on to prevent production errors that could delay product delivery," said Jack Chao, research and development manager at Chin Fong Machine. "Streamlined analysis coupled with powerful visualization, large assembly, and physical simulation capabilities give our engineers the tools they need to design products in a shorter time than if we used other CAD solutions."

Chin Fong also uses SolidWorks eDrawings to e-mail solid model designs of its products to internal users and external customers. Without having to purchase additional software, users can simply click on an icon in the e-mail to review and comment on the solid models. eDrawings speeds the review process and further ensures the designs will meet customer needs prior to production.

"Creating new designs quickly keeps Chin Fong ahead of its global competitors," said Ved Narayan, director of SolidWorks' Asia-Pacific operations. "Its product development team has earned several design awards because it has paid attention to detail. SolidWorks, COSMOSXpress, and eDrawings help Chin Fong reduce design time while meeting its customers' precise engineering demands."

SolidWorks reseller SolidWizard Corporation provides Chin Fong with software training, support, and consulting services.

About Chin Fong Machine Industrial Company

Chin Fong Machine Industrial Company is a leader in providing dependable quality products to production customers around the world. Chin Fong Machine is the market leader in forging machinery and offers design, manufacture, sales, and service for a full line of mechanical power press and automatic equipment for the press industry.

About SolidWizard Technology Co., Ltd.

Founded in 1996, SolidWizard is a leading system solution provider for business and industry in Taiwan. With six years in business and strong experience in mechanical engineering and industrial design counseling, the company's goal is to build long-term business partnerships with its clients and provide a solid, reliable, local source for the most comprehensive CG, CAID, CAD, CAE, CAM, and PDM solutions available. In addition to its extensive line of product offerings, SolidWizard offers support, training, implementation, and consulting services. With headquarters in Taipei, SolidWizard has three offices throughout Taiwan and Shanghai. For more information, visit the company's Web site at www.solidwizard.com.tw or call 886-2-25331818.

About SolidWorks Corporation

SolidWorks Corporation, a Dassault Systemes S.A. (Nasdaq: DASTY, Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) company, develops and markets software for mechanical design, analysis and product data management (PDM). Founded in 1993, SolidWorks' mission is to unleash the power of 3D for everyone in product development and foster a collaborative user community. In seven years of delivering product, SolidWorks has shipped more than 230,000 total seats of software worldwide. SolidWorks has offices around the globe and sells, distributes, and supports its products through a worldwide reseller network. For the latest news, information, or a live online demonstration, visit the company's Web site ( www.solidworks.com) or call 1-800-693-9000 (outside of North America, call +1-978-371-5000).

SolidWorks is a registered trademark of SolidWorks Corporation. COSMOSXpress is a trademark of Structural Research and Analysis Corporation. Other brand and product names are trademarks of their respective owners. Copyright (c) 2003 SolidWorks Corporation.

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