Autodesk Inventor of the Month Awarded to LEMO Connectors, the Connection Standard for HDTV CamerasSAN RAFAEL, Calif., Dec 17, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- LEMO USA Inc. uses Autodesk
Inventor software to design and customize high-quality precision
connectors for the medical, instrumentation, military, automotive and
broadcast markets. In the broadcast market, LEMO's "3K.93C" is the
industry standard for high-definition television (HDTV) cameras--helping
with the wide delivery of HDTV programming.
prototypes with Inventor software enables LEMO to design and
customize its connectors in significantly less time, and Autodesk,
Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK), a world leader in 2D and 3D design,
engineering, and entertainment software, has named LEMO as the December
of the Month for the Swiss company's innovative design efforts.
Designing a custom connector could take LEMO up to three weeks, from
designing the part, building a physical prototype and shipping it to the
customer for approval. By using a Digital Prototyping workflow, LEMO can
now simply produce and share 3D models with the customer, completing the
entire design process within a week.
"Every time someone sits down on Sunday to watch football in high
definition, they are likely watching the game through one of LEMO's
hybrid connectors," said Erik Gammon, engineering manager at LEMO.
"Autodesk Inventor software has been instrumental in helping us design,
visualize and simulate precision connection solutions that deliver the
high-quality results our customers expect."
Virtually any advanced piece of electronic equipment requires several
types of connectors to interface with power sources and other devices.
HDTV cameras need high-voltage, fiber-optic and low-voltage contacts all
within the same connector, rather than as three separate
connectors. Using Inventor software enables LEMO to design a hybrid
connector that combines all three contacts onto a single interconnect
The hybrid connector is challenging to design because of the many
different types of male pins that need to connect with the corresponding
female sockets in a relatively small amount of space. With Inventor
software, LEMO has the ability to first check for interferences among
all the different components. It then enables tolerance checks on the
contacts to help them mate with just the right amount of
insertion--producing a reliable connection.
"Companies like LEMO are using Digital Prototyping to respond to
customer needs quicker and bring their innovative products to market
sooner," said Robert "Buzz" Kross, senior vice president, Manufacturing
Industry Group at Autodesk. "In a global economy, these are practices
that serve manufacturers well."
About the Autodesk Inventor of the Month Program
Each month, Autodesk selects an Inventor of the Month from the users of
Autodesk Inventor software, which takes manufacturers beyond 3D to
Digital Prototyping. Winners are chosen for engineering excellence and
groundbreaking innovation. For more information about Autodesk Inventor
of the Month, contact us at IOM@autodesk.com.
About LEMO S.A.
Founded in 1946, and headquartered in Switzerland, LEMO designs and
manufactures precision connectors that are used in medical, industrial,
audio/visual, telecommunications, military, scientific research and
measurement applications. LEMO USA Inc. is a subsidiary of LEMO S.A. and
is based in Rohnert Park, California. For more information, visit www.lemo.com
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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