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Fuelwood Ltd

SOLIDWORKS helped Fuelwood Ltd reduce materials and prototyping costs.

About Fuelwood Ltd

Since 1997, U.K. based Fuelwood has developed machinery which converts lumber into firewood and kindling suitable for consumers looking for more affordable and potentially more eco-friendly ways to heat their homes. Its machines can cut logs measuring 20 feet long and 14 inches in diameter into foot-long rounds to be split into eight pieces in a matter of minutes.

Challenge

To reduce steel costs by minimizing waste from inaccurate designs.

Solution

"SOLIDWORKS helped Fuelwood Ltd lower materials and prototyping costs, reduce development time and design better products.  The design validation tool plays a crucial role in helping the company ensure its machines withstand rigorous, constant use whilst maintaining high safety standards. SOLIDWORKS Simulation helps engineers analyse stress areas on the frame and identify bending points to ensure structural stability."

Results

  • Helped cut materials and prototyping costs
  • Reduced development time
  • Stress and bending points can be studyed to ensure structural stability
  • SOLIDWORKS animation feature ensures parts are in the correct position

Company:
Fuelwood Ltd

URL
www.fuelwood.co.uk

Industry
Consumer Products

Location
Warwick

Products Used
Simulation (FEA/CFD), SOLIDWORKS CAD

Previous CAD
N/A

SOLIDWORKS enables us to optimize the design before we cut metal. SOLIDWORKS’ animation feature lets us see inside the machine to ensure the gripping device is in the right position to clamp down on the wood securely. The software gives us the confidence that the machines will work exactly as we designed them to.
Richard Slatem - Managing Director
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