Manufacturing Case Studies

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Howard Bros Joinery is a bespoke sub-contract and supplies only specialist joinery contractor, with an enviable reputation for the manufacture and installation of all aspects of bespoke joinery and associated trades including metalwork, glass, stone and solid-surface.’

With this, Graitec has played an instrumental part in helping Howard Bros get up and running with a wide range of Autodesk software including AutoCAD, Inventor, Vault and through to tailored training.

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Staircraft Logo 162x91pxStaircraft Group are the World’s Largest Staircase Manufacturer and Europe’s only i-Joist, Precision Floor-Kit, Painted MDF Profiles and Door-Kit/Set Manufacturer.

The Group has 3 Divisions:

• National Builder Division supplying the Top 50 UK National House Builders

• Regional Builder Division serving Regional Modular House Builders and Merchants

• ICT (Independent Construction Technologies) a specialist design, performance and system testing service within the building construction industry

Staircraft are proud to be one of just 25 companies to be listed in The Sunday Times Virgin Atlantic Fast Track for 2 consecutive years and in Britain’s Top 100 Private Companies with the fastest-growing sales over their last 3 years.

Staircraft required a seamless integration between their in-house design software and Autodesk Revit. To read the full case study, click here: Staircraft Group


MSubs Logo 162x66pxM Subs Ltd improve productivity by adopting Autodesk Inventor.

M Subs Ltd is an organisation that specialises in the design, manufacture and operation of manned and unmanned submersibles for Submarines / Vehicles for defence, research, commercial survey within the military and commercial markets.

MSubs produced the largest unmanned underwater vehicle in the world weighing in at 63 tonnes, 80 feet / 24m long and is used as a submarine tracking target.

Their experienced team possesses skills in mechanical and electrical engineering, composites design and manufacture, electronics and software design, and offshore operations.

Previously M Subs Ltd used 2D Cad software, and they needed to create intricate designs with analysis data and were looking for a partner to assist with their requirements.

Graitec introduced Autodesk Inventor to MSubs, which they have used for the past 15 years, and have never looked back.

Graitec supported and worked closely with MSubs throughout their 3D software adoption process.

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Product Design & Manufacturing Collection improves overall productivity for Equitus Engineering.

Equitus Engineering is a mechanical engineering and innovation company based in Manchester. Equitus Engineering operates within the mechanical engineering solutions sector, delivering engineering-led product development, enabling technologies and engineering-driven innovation.

Their expertise lies in helping organisations apply the Autodesk Product Design and manufacturing collection and offer services in the following key areas:

• Training: Inventor Nastran, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Generative Design
• Consultancy: Element Modelling (FEA), Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Design Validation

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Some years back, Dart Sensors started working on a design for a new miniaturised sensor which was conceived to allow entry into new markets. The original design concept was created in a NURBS based surface modeller and problems were encountered when sending data to external contractors and it was not very straightforward to make modifications to correct design flaws in the original concept. Dart Sensors decided to invest in AutoCAD Inventor to bring the design back to life and into production. To read the full case study, click here: Dart Sensors

 hamworthy-combustion-logoHamworthy; one of the Worlds largest combustion equiptment manufacturers, were in need of a software package that optimised drawing turn around so they could keep up with the demands of their busy workload; Autodesk Inventor was able meet these needs. To read the full case study, click here: Hamworthy Combustion


atl-logoAviation Traders Limited were responding to changes within their industry by adopting Blue Cielo Teamwork, giving them greater control over their environment and better quality control of their products. To read the full case study, click here: Aviation Traders


 kpm-logoKawasaki Precision Machinery needed a solution that would standardise all their CAD software to a common multinational platform, usable in Japan, Europe and the USA. To read the full case study, click here: Kawasaki


 abl-logoAs DWG files set the industry standard for Air Bearing Limited; this was the most important consideration when deciding on taking a subscription in Autodesk Inventor; further more the software was able to dramatically reduce rework times. Air Bearing Limited

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