SOURCE: Caster Concepts

Caster Concepts

July 26, 2011 08:07 ET

Caster Concepts Implements Finite Analysis Software Into the Design of Special Casters

ALBION, MI--(Marketwire - Jul 26, 2011) - Caster Concepts, Inc., CCI, a domestic manufacturer of custom and standard industrial casters, has once again gone "beyond standard" to deliver value to their customers. Caster Concepts has SolidWorks as its 3-D design platform and has recently added to their capabilities with Finite Element Analysis Software. FEA can virtually create and design casters, and simulate real world situations that the caster may be exposed to. This combination of software will allow CCI to cater to the needs of their customers, address challenging situations, while reducing lead time.

FEA is a software generated, numerical technique for solving various mechanical and structural problems. This software will allow CCI to take the model from SolidWorks and virtually test the design for a variety of dynamic situations. Dr. Elmer Lee, Director of Engineering at CCI stated, "The use of FEA in the design and manufacturing of industrial casters isn't something that is commonly utilized. I see the use of FEA by Caster Concepts as setting a new standard when it comes to difficult caster applications." The program may also be used to create higher capacity casters without increasing their overall size through redesign and utilization of alternative materials. By using this software to design and manufacture casters, CCI is offering a new level of value to its customers.

CCI has invested resources into the unique needs of each customer. Having the ability to use this technology allows CCI to focus on custom casters setting them apart from manufacturers. Using SolidWorks and FEA is just another reason CCI is leader in the design and manufacture of custom casters.

Caster Concepts, Inc. is an ISO 9001-2000 certified designer and manufacturer of a comprehensive line of industrial casters, ranging from a medium-duty series to a heavy-duty series to meet any application. CCI also manufactures caster wheels to withstand impact, corrosion, temperature extremes and chemicals found in harsh industrial environments. These multi-functional casters and wheels serve a variety of applications in the industrial, automotive, food service, aerospace, material handling and other demanding markets. Learn more about the entire family of Caster Concepts companies - Reaction Industries, LLC, The Machine Center, Fabricating Concepts, LLC, Triple E Manufacturing and CasterShox by visiting the most comprehensive website in the caster industry at

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