You may recall that last year, Jeremy Luchini designed a prototype for a multi-sport practice cage as one of his Let's Go Design projects. An item that featured prominently in that project was a football launcher, made by SolidWorks customer JUGS Sports.
JUGS Sports is the world’s leading producer of baseball-pitching machines, softball-pitching machines, batting cages, radar guns, and other sports-related practice equipment. The company has expanded into the development of ball-throwing systems for football, soccer, tennis, field hockey, and cricket. To respond to increasing competition, they needed a 3D design system that would enable it to efficiently expand its product line and introduce innovative concepts.
The company chose SolidWorks® Professional software to jumpstart new product development because it's easy to use and helps the company visualize and interrogate new design concepts. By selecting SolidWorks solutions, JUGS Sports reduced its development time by 50 percent, cut the time from design to prototype in half, expanded its product line to capture the youth market, and increased product innovation.
The folks at JUGS were nice enough to work with us on a case study, which you can find on our website.