Leading spring manufacturers and distributors European Springs & Pressings Ltd, a company in the Lesjöfors Group, have furthered their investments in expanding their services and supporting their technical expertise.
Recently, the Lesjöfors company European Springs & Pressings invested in a new 3D CAD (Computer Aided Design) system and an Automated Vision Measuring System. The new 3D CAD system, which includes both hardware and software, comprises of a state of the art 2D and 3D system with an additional bespoke press tooling design package and spring simulation package.
Before elements and parts are manufactured, 3D CAD systems allow design and manipulation in a virtual environment. The simulation package allows stress analysis of materials, and model complex 3D geometry over an entire operating cycle. This can predict potential areas of concern and optimise design at the prototype stage.
“This sizeable investment in our new CAD system is a revolutionary approach to spring manufacturing, allowing us the freedom and potential to operate in new, innovative ways. With ten CAD stations the system allows each of our toolmakers total access to its range of impressive functions, and gives us the ability to receive and manage all 3D CAD formats. With the bespoke tool design we will be able to reduce design time by up to 60%, which will commensurately decrease both the cost and time to market for our customers”, says Simon Taylor, Internal Sales Manager at European Springs & Pressings Ltd.
Together with the new 3D CAD system, European Springs & Pressings Ltd has also invested in an Automated Vision Measuring system. The new AVM system allows increased precision in measurement to an accuracy of two microns (0.002mm), whilst offering remote measurement of up to 99 dimensions of up to 200 parts simultaneously.
“Our new AVM system represents a fantastic investment for the company. The entire system is linked to our server, meaning we are able to carry out and store ISIR, line inspection and capability study information with increased efficiency and accuracy. What’s more, because of the dramatic reduction in inspection time, we can increase both the regularity and level of inspection whilst reducing the actual overhead cost”, says Simon Taylor.
For more information about their new systems, or to contact European Springs & Pressings Ltd about any of their products and services, visit www.europeansprings.com.
Lesjöfors is one of the leading spring suppliers with internationally well known customers. The products are demanded in many markets, in diverse industries. The assortment of springs (e.g. gas springs), stampings and pressings has a unique range, where one of the largest selections of standard springs are combined with high-tech, customized solutions.
Lesjöfors has both manufacturing and sales offices in several European countries and China.