Uniloy engages PTC University Best Practice Academy to boost productivity with CAD upgrade. [Training Case Study]
 

Uniloy engages PTC University Best Practice Academy to boost productivity with CAD upgrade. [Training Case Study]

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As a company in a highly competitive market, Uniloy is continually seeking ways to
stand apart. Approximately ten years ago, the company had been using a CAD program
to design its molds and containers in 2D, but the solution wasn’t sophisticated
enough to position Uniloy on the leading edge. That’s when Uniloy discovered PTC’s
Pro/ENGINEER, a parametric, integrated 3D CAD/CAM/CAE solution. Since that
time, Uniloy has relied on the Creo family of design products to design all its molding
solutions for companies around the globe.
Always eager to tap into the newest features available via the PTC solution, Uniloy
keeps pace with the new releases of Creo. When it migrated to Creo Elements/Pro
5.0 in 2011, Uniloy realized it needed guidance to take full advantage of the solution.
Though all the company’s designers were experienced users of the products, they
needed help efficiently leveraging some of the updated functionality. This included
the Import Data Doctor, which had undergone some changes.
According to Greg Gordon, SR. Project Engineer for Uniloy, “Our design processes
were taking longer due to increasing market demands and product complexity.
Incorporating foreign data into the increasingly complex product and tooling designs
became more challenging. Navigating and understanding the revised Creo version
of Import Data Doctor added to those challenges, yet we knew the Import Data
Doctor was a powerful feature. That’s when we realized that our best choice was to
take advantage of PTC University’s Best Practice Academy – so we could implement
the best design habits and optimize our productivity.”
By engaging an Learning Consultant from PTC University’s Best Practice Academy,
the company was able to quickly learn best practices and methods for importing
custom models to create blow molds.

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Uniloy engages PTC University Best Practice Academy to boost productivity with CAD upgrade. [Training Case Study] Uniloy engages PTC University Best Practice Academy to boost productivity with CAD upgrade. [Training Case Study] Document Transcript

  • Case Study Uniloy engages PTC University Best Practice Academy to boost productivity with CAD upgrade Uniloy CORPOR ATION Uniloy, a division of Milacron LLC, is the world leader in blow molding and structural foam systems for a wide range of applications. For over four decades, Uniloy has delivered innovative solutions to plastics processors worldwide. From packaging for food, pharmaceuticals, household and personal care products to industrial and automotive parts applications, blow molders use Uniloy machinery and services to get a leg up on the competition.Page 1 of 5 | PTC University Training Case Study: BPA Uniloy PTC.com
  • Case Study As a company in a highly competitive market, Uniloy is continually seeking ways to stand apart. Approximately ten years ago, the company had been using a CAD pro- gram to design its molds and containers in 2D, but the solution wasn’t sophisticated enough to position Uniloy on the leading edge. That’s when Uniloy discovered PTC’s Pro/ENGINEER, a parametric, integrated 3D CAD/CAM/CAE solution. Since that time, Uniloy has relied on the Creo family of design products to design all its molding solutions for companies around the globe. Always eager to tap into the newest features available via the PTC solution, Uniloy keeps pace with the new releases of Creo. When it migrated to Creo Elements/Pro 5.0 in 2011, Uniloy realized it needed guidance to take full advantage of the solution. Though all the company’s designers were experienced users of the products, they needed help efficiently leveraging some of the updated functionality. This included the Import Data Doctor, which had undergone some changes. According to Greg Gordon, SR. Project Engineer for Uniloy, “Our design processes were taking longer due to increasing market demands and product complexity. Incorporating foreign data into the increasingly complex product and tooling designs became more challenging. Navigating and understanding the revised Creo version of Import Data Doctor added to those challenges, yet we knew the Import Data Doctor was a powerful feature. That’s when we realized that our best choice was to take advantage of PTC University’s Best Practice Academy – so we could implement the best design habits and optimize our productivity.” By engaging an Learning Consultant from PTC University’s Best Practice Academy, “ the company was able to quickly learn best practices and methods for importing custom models to create blow molds.   he customized training offered via PTC T University’s Best Practice Academy proved invaluable to extracting full value from Creo Elements/Pro.” Greg Gordon Sr. Project Engineer, UniloyPage 2 of 5 | PTC University Training Case Study: BPA Uniloy PTC.com
  • Case Study Engaging PTC expertise and guidance To quickly get its mold designers up to speed using the updated Creo interface and Import Data Doctor, Uniloy reached out to a training advisor with PTC University. After assessing Uniloy’s situation and needs, the advisor recommended PTC Univer- sity’s Best Practice Academy. Created to help companies develop their products using the most appropriate meth- ods for the whole design process, the Best Practice Academy enables PTC custom- ers to adopt proven best practices for product development. Customers can choose from interactive on-site workshops, learning programs, and the eLearning library. Because Uniloy required custom training and assistance with incorporating the revised interface and functionality of Creo’s Import Data Doctor into its design practices, PTC University sent a trainer to Uniloy’s facility for an interactive work- shop and hands-on mentoring. Uniloy required custom training and assistance with incorporating the revised interface and functionality of Creo’s Import Data Doctor into its design practices.Page 3 of 5 | PTC University Training Case Study: BPA Uniloy PTC.com
  • Case Study Uniloy employees focused on achieving the desired results and fully committed to participating in the interactive session. Tapping into customized training Oftentimes, Uniloy is required to build tooling around containers it provides to its customers. In many of those cases, customers send their designs to the company as IGES or STEP files. Uniloy must then import and clean up surfaces and geometries before it can create molds. To ensure Uniloy’s designers could extract maximum value from the robust Import Data Doctor embedded in Creo, the PTC University Learning Consultant kicked off the Best Practice Academy engagement with an interactive roundtable discussion. According to Gordon, “The Learning Consultant was extremely personable, took the time to understand the unique needs of all our designers, and quickly grasped our challenges.” Based on the discussion with Uniloy’s designers, the Learning Consultant custom- ized the best practice for importing files and then walked the designers step by step through the process in hands-on exercises. While the Learning Consultant brought invaluable expertise and guidance to the table, the involvement of Uniloy’s users contributed to the success of the training. Gordon’s team was focused on achieving the desired results and fully committed to participating in the interactive session.Page 4 of 5 | PTC University Training Case Study: BPA Uniloy PTC.com
  • Case StudyBest practices ease transitionWithin two days, Uniloy’s ten designers were comfortable using theImport Data Doctor to import and clean up data files. In fact, duringthe hands-on, interactive Best Practice Academy workshopsession, a designer was able to import and clean up data for anurgent customer project in about 15 minutes by applying bestpractices learning in the training.Smoothly importing dataUniloy’s designers must often fix surface disconnects or twistswhen importing data from a tool other than Creo. “Because it’s beensimple for our designers to apply the best-practice recommenda-tions from the training, they are able to quickly resolve issues suchas these,” explains Gordon.Summary: Staying ahead with expert training“With any software update, even the most experienced users needto get familiar with new functionality and even a small change inthe interface can influence the workflow. Especially when you areworking with a larger design team, it is a critical advantage to alignyour team around best practices and a clearly defined workflow tomaximize process efficiency. We were able to realize this with thehelp of PTC University and its Best Practice Academy program andare confident that we would benefit from another engagement.”concludes Gordon. Uniloy has relied on the Creo family of design products to design all its molding solutions for companies around the globe.© 2012, Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC). All rights reserved. Information describedherein is furnished for informational use only, is subject to change without notice, and should not beconstrued as a guarantee, commitment, condition or offer by PTC. PTC, the PTC logo, and all PTCproduct names and logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of PTC and/or its subsidiaries inthe United States and in other countries. All other product or company names are property of theirrespective owners. The timing of any product release, including any features or functionality, is sub-ject to change at PTC’s discretion.J0687_PTCU Training Case Study: BPA Uniloy _CS_EN_0912Page 5 of 5 | PTC University Training Case Study: BPA Uniloy PTC.com