SMB Technics, a leading Turkish producer of metal processing solutions for the manufacturing industry, was recently competing for a project that required them to propose and present a complete manufacturing solution. As part of the bidding process, SMB Technics had to demonstrate that they could deliver a solution that met the unique requirements of this prospective customer. To make their case and highlight the advantages of their offering, SMB Technics partnered with ONO Technology – an Industry 4.0 focused tech hub and Visual Components distributor in Turkey.
In this case study, we’ll tell you how these two companies used Visual Components to design, optimize, and validate a production layout and workflow and present a virtual model of their solution to the customer – in less than 2 weeks.
Finding a Simulation Partner
Established in Istanbul in 1974, Akım Metal is a Turkish group of companies with more than 40 years of experience in metal processing for global distribution. Under their brand SMB Technics, they produce single turning and double turret CNC lathes, as well as automatic loading and unloading systems.
Recently, SMB Technics competed for a project that required it to propose and present an end-to-end manufacturing solution with unique requirements. The prospective customer was a large metal forging and machining company that operates predominantly in the automotive market and has a large customer base. To optimize both the solution and the presentation, SMB Technics decided to conduct a simulation study and prepare a high-quality 3D simulation of its solution.
To support it in this endeavor, the company reached out to ONO Technology. Building partnerships with its customers to facilitate long-term collaboration, ONO Technology uses an engineering-based creative approach to determine clients’ pain points and quickly develop solutions that are presented in a digital platform.
Together, SMB Technics and ONO Technology used Visual Components to design, optimize and validate the complete manufacturing line.