A two-person company on Milwaukee’s east side is selling its software to some of the biggest companies in America, which include Harley-Davidson, Honda, Chrysler, John Deere, Briggs & Stratton and Mercury.
Wolf Star Technologies, started by former Harley-Davidson chief engineer Tim Hunter in 2010, developed a load reconstruction software called True-Load that, when connected to inexpensive sensors, measures operating loads on products to help manufacturers build more durable products.
Because product testing can cost companies millions of dollars, the software takes away the “trial and error approach” in manufacturing, Hunter said.
In a 3-D computer model, the software shows manufacturers the actual weight capacity and force capacity on parts so that product engineers can redesign parts to handle those loads, cutting costs, and time, by up to 50 percent, Hunter said. Read the full story here.