"CimatronE is offering continuity throughout the tool shop, starting from the design up to the milling machine, as well as the interfaces which allow us to exchange product design data… The CimatronE software has been a significant enabler of our success." - Ulrich Boch, prototype and utilities shop manager

Industry: Prototypes of injection molds for the automotive industry

Location: Stuttgart, Germany

Web Site: http://www.mahle.de

The Challenge

  • Keeping up with growing demands for complex design capabilities and shorter delivery times
  • Applying design changes faster and more accurately
  • Finding an integrated solution that would support a streamlined mold making process

The Solutions

Mahle Group uses the CimatronE integrated solution for the design and manufacturing of molds and electrodes

The Results

  • Mahle is able to save time and reduce design errors by using CimatronE's data interfaces, eliminating the need to fix 3D models received from customers
  • With the option to generate a toolset with only a few clicks and the ability to link to standard catalog components of all major manufacturers, Mahle is able to considerably reduce the amount of time and effort involved in the design process
  • Using CimatronE's QuickCompare enables a faster response to engineering changes, reducing the time needed to analyze changes and apply them to the original design

Mahle Group is one of the largest automotive suppliers in the world, ranking among the top three system suppliers of piston systems, cylinder components, valve drive systems, air management systems, and liquid management systems. The company employs more than 40,000 people at 110 production sites and seven research and development centers.