When manufactures want precise high-quality plastic components, they turn to a handful of professionals in the injection molding industry. For Germany, one of these is Stettler Kunststofftechnik. This medium sized business specializes in the manufacturing of complex high-tolerance, high-quality polymer components. Stettler designs and develops high-quality injection molds capable of handling 50 plastic components per mold, up to 3Kn of pressure.
Since its founding 30 years ago, Stettler has expanded its range of services continuously in order to deliver high-quality and reliable components to its clients. Today, Stettler has 90 employees and has world-class clients including Bosch, Delphi, ZF, and Cherry.
Their work can be found in automotive (the Audi Q7), high tech electronics (Cherry computer equipment), and specialized industries like optics.
When selecting their CAD tool, the company’s objectives were two-fold: improve collaboration with customers during product development, and establish a consistent CAD and data management tool solution. The team’s choice, Creo from PTC.
Karsten Dempert, responsible for product development at Stettler says:
`A major advantage of Creo is the handling of imported data. At Stettler, we work with lot of external CAD formats, including CATIA and Unigraphics models. Creo Parametric and the Flexible Modeling Extension offer many possibilities to modify the imported models. In addition, Creo won our selection because of the single user experience and interface across the different apps, resulting in a very short training time for staff, helping us standardize on one CAD suite, and delivering huge time savings for the company.‘
In this German language video, Karsten further explains the benefits he‘s seeing in Creo in conjunction with the INNEO Startup Tools – for those of you that don’t speak German, I’ve summarized the key points below the video:
Karsten explains in the video:
“We’re using Creo Parametric and the Creo Flexible Modeling Extension in conjunction with the INNEO Startup Tools.
We receive a lot of external data, i.e. our customers send us CATIA or Unigraphics CAD models. With the flexible modeling capabilities, we can modify those models for our needs when creating the molds. There’s lot of changes we make to the models we receive, to make sure we can injection mold high-quality components. Creo is very good in working on models from other CAD tools and formats.
The common user interface and experience across Creo, including Creo Parametric and Creo View, as well as the ease of choosing between direct modeling and parametric modeling have meant a very short training period and every employee has become very familiar with the new apps and extensions very quickly.
The new user experience, the ribbon design, helped us get up to speed quickly because all employees work with the same user interface and find their way very quickly. Creo is a great time saver for us. “