Unverferth declared top inventor for April
By Marg Land
May 1, 2008, San Rafael, Ca. – Unverferth Manufacturing was recently declared Inventor of the Month for April by Autodesk Inc.
The Inventor of the Month program recognizes the most innovative design and engineering advancements made by companies using Autodesk Inventor software.
By using Autodesk Inventor mechanical design software and digital prototyping technology, Unverferth has been able to virtually design, explore and interact with its agricultural tools before they are actually built.
Inventor has helped Unverferth to expand its product line to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide that is released into the atmosphere by farm operations – meeting a new market need while lessening the overall environmental impact of farming.
Inventor has also enabled the company to adapt its products to the soil conditions of different geographic regions with minimal time and cost. By checking for interferences, engineers have been able to immediately detect a problem, and again modify designs and animate models to reflect the investment associated with building, and rebuilding, multiple physical prototypes.
This increase in innovation has allowed Unverferth to increase the number of new designs brought to the market by 50 percent while lowering the number of physical prototypes it needs to build by 75 percent, helping ensure that a steady supply of cutting-edge agricultural machines are available.