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MediaService Digital Industries Newsroom

Optimized design and riding experience – Bike manufacturer relies on Siemens software for model development

Rurok Industries (Rurok) manufactures bikes with a focus on innovative engineering and modern design.

When it comes to the design and performance of the bikes, Rurok is inspired by the mountains of the Philippines and of course the expectations of its customers. “Bikes should move forward, progress and get better, just as the rider does,” says P. J. Tolentino, the founder and head engineer at Rurok. In order to make a local Filipino company globally competitive, Rurok quickly realized that it needed modern engineering and innovative design. This is a costly concept, particularly since at the start of product development around 99 percent of the physical prototypes didn’t work as desired. However, this was just one reason why Rurok opted to use Solid Edge software from Siemens. “Often times, the shape that we had in our head didn’t look like the final design, mostly because we were constrained to design in fixed shapes and numbers,” recalls Tolentino. “Synchronous technology from the Solid Edge portfolio was a more expressive way to shape and design our parts.” 

Faster, cost-effective and better

Another advantage of Solid Edge is the function for generative design. With this capability, the software optimizes designs based on sketches and parameters such as materials, loads or constraints, which ensures a much more efficient design process. Through the use of Solid Edge, Rurok has been able to speed up the design process by 20 percent and increase the rigidity of components by 50 percent while reducing their weight by 20 percent. Rurok uses the resources saved in this way for growth and the further development or expansion of its product range. 

With Solid Edge, Rurok can reduce engineering times and the weight of components by 20 percent.

The Siemens solution can be used to increase the structural integrity of components by 50 percent.

In order to develop and produce high-quality bikes cost-effectively in this competitive market, Rurok relies on solutions from Siemens Digital Industries Software.

More efficient production frees up capital, which Rurok can then use for further growth and to expand its product range.

MediaService application reports may be based on previously published Siemens technical articles.


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