In 1977, Mecmesin was founded as a design and manufacturer of force, materials and torque testing solutions for quality control. Headquartered in the United Kingdom, Mecmesin is a leading global manufacturer with more than 130 employees worldwide. They are also a part of the Physical Properties Testing Group, a multi-national global leader in product and material integrity testing equipment.
In-House with Solid Edge
Everything runs under strict ISO 9001 quality standards at Mecmesin. Because of this, customers have come to rely on Mecmesin products to ensure their quality of components, materials and finished products for a variety of testing applications in many diverse industries, including:
- Cosmetics & personal care
- Electrical & electronics
- Food & drink
- Medical devices
- Plastics & rubber
- Sports equipment
Just to name a few! From the production line to the factory floor, through to quality assurance and research and development laboratories, Mecmesin provides high quality testing equipment that customers can rely on, in part thanks to Solid Edge.
Since 1999, Mecmesin has been using Solid Edge to provide both standard and bespoke product designs for their customers and to receive feedback for any design changes. All mechanical, electronic and software design for new product development is done in-house, and Solid Edge is a vital part of the team that supports this pursuit.
By using Generative Design capabilities in Solid Edge, Mecmesin has created new components for their existing products, changing their portfolio from heavy-industrial machines to lightweight, ergonomic designs, while enabling cost savings up to 300%! Augmented Reality functionalities also allow Mecmesin’s customers to visualize their products in a physical environment.
We want to be one of the world’s leading materials testing companies, while retaining our fantastic reputation in the QA application space as well as force gauges and torque testing, and Solid Edge is a vital part of our journey.– Mecmesin Technical Director, Patrick Collins
The Next Step in Digitalization
Mecmesin is building a reputation in the materials testing application space. In 2019, they released a new range of products called OmniTest that include cutting edge vector-pro software and an array of accessories aimed specifically at the materials testing application market. These universal testing machines were designed in Solid Edge, which provided strong electromechanical integration efforts, reduced the number of physical prototypes required and enabled simulated testing scenarios.
According to Collins, Solid Edge has allowed Mecmesin to transform their design process through digitalization. “It is the natural evolution of most modern businesses. Without digitalization, I don’t think we’d be where we are today.”
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