Swiss Fat Attack Custom Bikes — now Erbacher Custom AG — started as a company devoted to motorcycle customization and repair, primarily for Harley-Davidson motorcycles. When Fat Attack’s business expanded into the construction of new motorcycles based on frames from various manufacturers as well as with frames that they design in-house, they realized they needed an easy-to-use CAD software solution.
CAD at the Racetrack
Lorenz Stäuble of Fat Attack was first introduced to IRONCAD by another IRONCAD user and fellow racer Ulf Leanders of Leanders Dragracing in Sweden. At a race, the two sat down with Ulf’s laptop and Ulf showed Lorenz IRONCAD’s Innovative Design approach to 3D CAD design.
Lorenz was impressed by IRONCAD’s ease of use and by many of the features of IRONCAD such as the ability to create designs by simply dragging and dropping components from 3D catalogs, the power of the TriBall — IRONCAD’s patented 3D positioning tool — and many other features.
More Efficient Motorcycle Customization
With IRONCAD, Fat Attack was able to get up to speed quickly with minimal training and then able to quickly and easily create custom components for the motorcycles they were building.
These designs could easily be shared with manufacturers and the 3D data quickly imported into CNC machines for quick part creation.
With fast turnaround in both the design and manufacturing of parts, Fat Attack’s motorcycle customization business was able to keep costs down while providing custom designs of extreme quality resulting in strong customer satisfaction and increased sales.
“In the beginning, we had to make all our drawings by hand,” recounted Stäuble of Fat Attack. “As long as we didn’t need a lot of different parts, we were able to manage this way even if it was very time consuming. Now we are able to quickly make 3D models for every part we need, and we can directly supply them to the machine shops. This saves us money because we need less time for construction, and the machine shops need less time for programming their machines.”