de Manincor case study

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de Manincor case study
Solid Edge
Professional kitchens
Tradition and avant-garde for a design “a la carte”
Design and project quality at Chef-proof!
DE MANINCOR
Siemens PLM Software
Business challenges
A simple and dynamic 3D
package for plate working,
able to substitute 20 years of
experience in 2D
Design and produce “unique”
quality parts conforming to a
diverse range of customers
requirements
Increase the precision and
quality of components
Decrease actual production
times
Keys to success
Complete realization of high
quality professional kitchens
Results
www.siemens.com/solidedge
An artisan company, active on the market
since 1828, de Manincor has always
distinguished itself in the area of professional
kitchen machine production. For more than
170 years, its sole Trento factory, not only
creates home stoves and cooking surface, but
it also designs large professional kitchens.
The long tradition that de Manincor has
is combined with a large demand for
contemporary and avant-garde design.
“For many years we have been very well
appreciated in the field of large professional
kitchen machine production,” says the owner
Walter de Manincor. “We create exclusive
models, which can be combined with
extreme flexibility, to satisfy the needs of big
and well known chefs.”
Elimination of prototype
production, with the direct
visualization of 3D models
In fact, de Manincor production is distinguished not only by its
perfect balance of form, solidity and material selection, but also by
its extraordinary care for details and design.
Reduction of the complete
design process and product
adaptation time
Complex design of “unique” parts
Collaboration with the best
and most exclusive restaurant
outlets in Italy
During the last ten years, de Manincor has faced problems
regarding the growing development needs of its unique products
and parts and as a consequence it has been impossible to start
industrializing the production process.
“The complexity and quality of our product means that parts
precision and quality have become essential and indispensable
characteristics,” says de Manicor. “Our design cycle foresees the
passage from the draft project to the executive project, until it
enters the factory and returns from assembling stations, within a
timeframe of several weeks. And all this clashes with the market
Solid Edge
Solutions/Services
Solid Edge
www.siemens.com/solidedge
Client’s primary business
de Manincor S.p.a. designs
and produces stoves, cooking
plates and modular professional
kitchens
www.demanincor.it
Client location
Trento
Italy
“Our work has become more
dynamic with the possibility to
makes changes resulting in
shorter project times and also
help us in discussions with the
customer.”
Silvano Marchi, Production Manager
de Manicor
Professional kitchens
requirement, where the series production starts from
prefabricated elements, which are stored and assembled
on customer request.”
Design needs and the Solid Edge® solution
“After careful observation and market analysis, we have
selected Siemens’ Solid Edge, since it meets our specific
design needs,” says Silvano Marchi, production manager of
de Manincor. “The deciding factors for our selection have
been the simplicity and dynamics that the Siemens
product offers us for the plate working.”
The use of Solid Edge allows de Manicor to create and
visualize the product models directly in 3D in order
to eliminate prototype production and reduce time
to market.
Gianpaolo Businaro, development and design manager, explains in his own terms how Solid Edge has
helped them and what it means for de Manincor prototypes design: “The ease with which a tinned
plate component, forms itself and grows, is then assembled and forms the basis for the construction of
new components is mind blowing! Nothing is left to the imagination anymore! You can view it from all
sides and take a section through it as if nothing happened! You see the problem areas and then go back
and make changes and all is automatically updated! It is very easy to obtain mechanical details
combined with the precision of a photograph. The prototype is available at the end of working with a
coloring process and graphical rendering can also be animated! de Manincor has found the 3D Solid
Edge package easy to use and dynamic for its product and has benefited greatly in terms of time
savings, precision, result and image and also for producing unique tailor made parts.”
Winning cooperation between de Manincor and Siemens
Since 2003 Solid Edge has been used successfully by the de Manincor design office. The office
receives after-sales support from Siemens, which includes courses and specific technical updates
after implementation.
Silvano Marchi, de Manincor’s production manager, notes, “The high speed of learning and the user
friendliness of Solid Edge allow us to advance our product modification projects, starting with tables
and individual drawings and ending up with changed and complete structures in a very short
time...unthinkable before.”
Contact
Siemens PLM Software
800 807 2200
Americas
44 (0) 1202 243455
Europe
Asia-Pacific 852 2230 3308
www.siemens.com/plm
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