LASCO Bathware, Inc.
"Using SolidWorks® CAD software, we can create a mold in three weeks, and go from a napkin drawing to a CNC-machined pattern in a week."
- Matt Thomas, Product Design Engineer
LASCO Bathware, Inc. is America’s leading manufacturer of bathware, producing almost 25 percent of all bath and shower fixtures sold in the United States. Until the mid-1990s, the company used AutoCAD 2D design tools but decided to move to a 3D CAD system in order to meet customer demand for greater styling and more ergonomic shapes.
The company chose SolidWorks® CAD software because of its ease of use; advanced surfacing capabilities; and design visualization, communication, and presentation tools. LASCO also values the software’s integrated draft analysis tools for mold development and SolidWorks® Simulation's analysis capabilities. By deploying SolidWorks® CAD software, LASCO has cut mold development time by 60 percent; reduced scrap, rework, and material costs; improved design styling and ergonomics; and lowered photography costs by using photorealistic renderings created with PhotoWorks™.
- Cut mold/pattern development time by 60 percent
- Shortened product time-to-market by 50 percent
- Improved design styling and ergonomics
- Leveraged analysis to maintain strength, durability, and consistency