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For over 100 years, Dixon Valve & Coupling has manufactured and supplied hose couplings, valves, dry-disconnects, swivels, and other fluid-transfer and control products. The worldwide company, with a broad reach of industries including transportation and construction, created a strategic objective of developing solutions that make its products safer, leak-free, longer lasting, and always available. In order to continually focus on that objective, Dixon formed an in-house automation team to automate production where justified.
The Dixon automation team relies on the SOLIDWORKS® ecosystem, which the company has used for 20 years. Recently, Dixon added the free Xometry add-in to SOLIDWORKS software to support quoting, feedback, and ordering of manufacturing services from directly within the SOLIDWORKS CAD environment.
With the Xometry add-in, Dixon’s automation team is able to answer those tough questions like “What is the optimal manufacturing solution?” or “What will this change cost?” With this add-in, it has 24/7 access to production pricing and ordering information inside SOLIDWORKS, and a way to obtain feedback about determining the best way to manufacture a part.
According to Industrial Engineer J.R. Everett, “We were able to get a quote, place the order, and receive the part in a couple days—all without leaving SOLIDWORKS.”