ERHARDT+LEIMER Romania P.T.S.(ELR) provides its
customers with fast, reliable and innovative solutions to a wide
range of engineering problems. In order to develop prototypes
from concepts, ELR relies with the Solid Modeling
Techniques to achieve viable solutions to the range of innovative
concepts generated by its staff. Solid models generated are used to evaluate different concepts on the basis
of viability, manufacturability and esthetics. Utilizing the benefits
of solid modeling creates the opportunity to integrate different
concepts into a part. These concepts can be interchanged, rotated
and replaced to visually evaluate the concepts according to predefined
design criteria. After the most promising concepts have been selected,
they can be analyzed using Finite Element Analysis (FEA) tools.
The compatibility of the modeling tool with other Finite Element
packages leads to fast turnaround times for structural, thermal
and vibration analyses.
Off the shelf parts are used as much as possible in all Progressive
Technical Solutions’s designs. This reduces cost
and exploits past experience. These parts are stored in libraries
and parts lists and models are easily generated.
Once the evaluation process is completed, the concept leads to
a detailed prototype design. The manufacturing process is determined
by modeling the tool-paths and design of the molds that will produce
the final product. These design tools are part of the solid modeling
package and provide fast and reliable visualization for optimal