Domel developed out of the several hundred years old fashioned iron foundry tradition. Iron foundries and metal works faded away, however its tradition did not. Domel was established in 1946 by 16 founders as a metalworker’s manufacturing cooperative. Since then manufacturing has immensely expanded all through today. Today Domel is a flexible, innovative, high quality and globally orientated manufacturer of electric motors, laboratory equipment, components and tools. It employs more than 1100 people and has a multidisciplinary R&D department.
Numerical simulation tools have been used in Domel for more than 10 years. At first the numerical simulations were outsourced, but it was soon realised that such a tool is unavoidable when developing competitive products. To maintain competiveness every new product has to be better with regard to performance and costs. The lather usually leads also to less material build into the product as shown in 50 years of development of vacuum cleaner motors.
Currently we are doing numerical simulation of electromagnetic fields, mechanical stresses, natural frequencies, heat transfer and of injection moulding. In 2006 Domel started to perform aero-dynamical simulations and this was also the year the cooperation with SimTec started. Since then SimTec experts provided support at solving technical issues as well as organize training seminars for our engineers.