SolidWorks Course Aids Capabilities for Dan & James


Jenks & Cattell SolidWorks Course Aids Capabilities for Dan & James

Jenks & Cattell Engineering is currently looking to expand its internal capabilities to manufacture more jigs and fixtures onsite, and to do so we have invested in two of our Project Engineer’s to be at the forefront of designing, fixing and implementing customer focussed jigs and fixtures across all components and welded assemblies.

Daniel and James, who were both previously Jenks & Cattell Engineering apprentices have recently completed a four-day Essentials of SolidWorks course in Leamington Spa. For Dan, it was a complete introduction to CAD system, whereas James had experience of the software and he said, “it has taught me how to use if more efficiently and eliminated some bad habits, and gave me the confidence to design.”

The course covered 3D visuals for assemblies, designing fixtures, 2D sketching, symmetry, shelling and ribs and has provided to knowledge to edit, repair, and overlay existing drawings to make the component feasible for manufacture and facilitate design changes for customer approval. The training will be applied to both new and existing metal components at Jenks & Cattell Engineering, and will include checking fixtures and welded assembly jigs to ensure we continuously manufacture quality metal components. 

Craig Jeavons, Technical Director said: “As we develop our internal fixture manufacturing capabilities, this training will greatly assist in designing out any errors at the beginning without incurring subcontract costs and continuously improving our poke-yoke methodology.

James & Dan join Pawel for in house Solidworks trained employees, and we have some more completing the course over the next few months.”

On behalf of everyone at Jenks & Cattell Engineering, we would like to congratulate both Dan & James on the completion of the course as we look ahead to adding another skillset to our business.

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