With emphasis in design for additive manufacturing.
Design For Additive Manufacturing
Mechanical Engineering Insight
Modeling and Rendering
Digitizing Pre-Existing Designs
In 3D printing, CAD design is used to create the digital 3D model of the object. Our CAD designer uses software to create a virtual model, which can then be manipulated and refined until it meets the desired specifications. CAD designs can come from drawings and sketches and converts 2D to 3D. The 3D model is then exported in a format that is compatible with 3D printing software. CAD Design is the foundation for exceptional additive manufacturing.
CAD Design → Render
Designing the Future
The UAV seen above is a CAD Design turned into a life-like rendering.
4 Steps to CAD Design
Before requesting 3D printing services, make sure you have a 3D model of the object you want to print. If you don’t have a file, please include a request for CAD Design. A 3D file can be created using a variety of software such as SolidWorks, AutoCAD, or Blender.
Orders can be placed for 1-10,000 units. Our process allows on-demand manufactuing enabling part deliveries when you need them and eliminating excessive inventory.
Develop CAD File
Different 3D printing technologies are available like FDM, SLA, LCD, SLS, MJF,, MJP, and Colourjet. We offer many different materials, such as ABS, PLA, Nylon, TPU to name a few. Decide on the material that best suits your needs and budget.
3D printing can address the need for custom or low-volume parts. 3D printing allows for the rapid production of parts with little to no tooling required, making it an excellent solution for low-volume and one-off parts.
Using CAD and DFM, we produce complex and intricate geometries to optimize part performance.
By pairing the latest polymers in 3D printing with the right design, we reduce the weight of the final product.
DFAM can reduce the amount of material required for a part, minimizing waste and streamlining the production process. It can also reduce or eliminate needs for expensive tooling and mold costs normally found with traditional manufacturing techniques.
With DFAM, parts can be tailored to the application or user which allows for true customization manufacturing.
With our skill and expertise, we optimize designs and print settings for a faster turnaround time.