Concept or Designed
Whether your project is ‘all in your head’ or fully detailed on paper, we will be able to understand and add value. You will be able to see your thoughts or sketches take shape as the ‘Two Dimensional’ world meets the ‘Third’. Your designer will create ‘Three Dimensional’ components or assemblies of components allowing you the ability to move, rotate, zoom, section and measure your components in 3D space.
As with all elements of the manufacturing process, communication is key. We work closely with the client showing ‘real time’ progress using free-to-download 3D viewer software. This allows the client to oversee all work as it happens. Parts are shown with textures and colours applied giving a realistic appearance to your components on your computer in the office or at home.
Working with all industries including automotive, farming, domestic appliances, lighting, nuclear and petrochemicals our designers have a vast wealth of experience which they draw upon to build flesh to the bones of your ideas and concepts.
Once complete, 3D files such as IGES, STEP and Parasolid can be used to create solid model prototypes, tool designs, cutter paths for tooling and detailed drawings used for consistency in manufacture and quality control. The 3D file gives the toolmaker our ‘exact requirements’ meaning they can manufacture tooling without error.
Errors are usually associated with 2D drawings due to the potential for interpretation of a drawing. If the interpretation is wrong the parts produced from the tooling may not fit together correctly or display a cosmetic appearance not in keeping with the design.
Our 3D files speak directly to the CNC machine that cuts the tool. 3D keeps all values set, if it’s there in the 3D it’s there in the tool, if it’s not in the 3D it’s not in the tool. With 3D comes automation allowing a significant amount of manual labour to be removed from the toolmaking process.
Your designer will save you money by designing each component to do as much as possible, why use five components when three can do the same job better! Efficient design will considerably reduce tooling costs and often a designer can save the client far more than the design cost at the tooling stage.
There are many options when it comes to prototyping we provide the following services with two day turn around:
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