Improving the Development of Electrical Measuring, Testing Instruments with SOLIDWORKS Plastics


Hioki E.E. Corporation

The Company 

The HIOKI name is synonymous with electrical measuring and testing instruments. For over 75 years, HIOKI E.E. Corporation has led the electrical measurement industry, manufacturing a range of instruments and test equipment for a variety of applications. Today, the company operates on a global scale, with headquarters and primary product development in Nagano, Japan. It offers a complete line of automatic test equipment, memory recorders, electrical measurement instruments, and field measurement devices.

The Challenge

Advance the development of electrical test and measurement devices—by realizing quality, cost, delivery, and service improvements— while increasing manufacturing efficiency.

The Solution

Implement SOLIDWORKS Premium and SOLIDWORKS Plastics software for design and analysis.

The Result

  • Shortened design cycles by 30 percent
  • Accelerated time-to-market by 30 percent
  • Cut development costs by 30 percent
  • Reduced prototyping cycles by 30 percent

"With SOLIDWORKS Plastics, our designers can confirm whether a particular design will produce the perfect mold for our parts. This capability has improved the quality of designs, has drastically reduced rework in the final stages of die making, and has greatly improved quality, cost and delivery for overall manufacturing."

Hiroshi Mizuide
Manager of Development Assistance, Engineering Department