Better By Design
The process and parts developments require fast answers from suppliers. Therefore Cronite invested and developed along the years adequate equipment and processes to shorten the development phase of fixtures.
The best design must guarantee the best heat treatment quality and the best capacity efficiency. But not only this. The Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) is also very important.
To design and produce lighter, more cost effective and lower energy consumption high quality fixtures here are some of the tools we are using.
Solidworks to design fixtures in 3D
Mechanical resistance at high temperatures analysed thanks to FEA
Best shape thanks to Topology Optimization
Today, we combine the FEA methodology and Latest technologies , used at Cronite for almost 20 years, with the most recent topology optimization approach. It results in optimized shapes and smoother section transitions which enable to load heavier parts on lighter fixtures.