Design to Manufacture Automation: Just a Couple of Clicks Between Design and the Shop Floor

Design to Manufacture Automation: Just a Couple of Clicks Between Design and the Shop Floor


Referred to us by Our CAD partner.

Customer’s Market:

Custom Furniture Design and Manufacture

Customer’s Goal:

Wants to automate Design through Manufacture.  They have automated the design portion of the product delivery, now they want to continue automating through to the shop floor. These designs are very specific to each of their customers. Each assembly is detailed specifically for their product and can vary with size and complexity.


Driven by the current Assembly file from their CAD product, it must be as automated as possible, nesting like parts and material.  The nests must be placed and arranged on the machine per the machine layout; then allowing for their manufacturing processes to be applied to each manufacturing feature and part.

This manufacturing company designs custom parts for their market.

The Silverhawk Solution:

A nesting product was selected, Silverhawk worked with the product to ensure it met the customer’s requirements, the primary requirement; is to stay in a solid assembly to maintain design intent.

Silverhawk then developed logic to review the individual nested parts to match them to the machine layout based on material specifications.

The data and the solid models were then passed to the CAM system.

Once the 1st machine layout was defined; individual manufacturing features were identified per part.  The customer’s proven manufacturing processes were applied and the 100% clean CNC code was generated.

This process was repeated until all of the parts had been processed.


All of the requirements were fulfilled, our customer was impressed! They did not think it was possible when the project started.   They are now in control of the processes and can make improvements if they so desire. It is important to Silverhawk to give the customer the knowledge to maintain and improve their system.

The interaction through the system is minimal, the user launches the solution and reviews the final results.

Reducing the Design through Manufacture by 95% savings in processing time!

The customer gained in consistency, quality and practically eliminated their setups times.

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Replacing system for system is not enough, you must revolutionize the way the customer works, to provide him an exceptional return on his investment. Then support them with outstanding customer service, building a lasting relationship.

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– Silverhawk Solutions

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