Design & Drafting
Why choose us?
With an exceptionally qualified full-time design and drafting department, we possess more than 40 years of collective CAD/CAM and 3D modeling experience. We’re upfront from the beginning of any new project and help consult our clients through our manufacturing process. Our team’s ultimate goal is to design a manufacturing process that drives down the cost of production without compromising (and in some cases improving) the quality of the function of your project. We design for assembly, so any part or product can be created from the cutting process all the way to final assembly and coating.
At the beginning of every project, our design team conducts an in-depth review of all information, prints, codes, tolerances, and specifications provided. If any further details are needed, we address them at this time. Our goal in this phase is to address any potential interruptions to your delivery schedule. The design team will also request any of the following files you have available to help save design and processing time.
Autodesk- .ipt, Autocad -.dwg, IGES – .igs.
Drawing & Modeling
After conducting a Project Review, our design team begins the actual drawing and modeling of your project. We use AutoCAD, Geomagic, and Merry Mechanization to do our CAD/CAM design. From small parts to large assemblies, we have the fabrication experience needed to support efficient manufacturing.
Once all drawing and modeling are complete, our design team creates efficient nests of your project. This involves laying out the flat layouts and cutting patterns on the sheet material desired in order to minimize waste.
Before releasing your project into production, our design team creates a detailed shop package that will be used in the manufacturing process. These packages include all 3D Models and Flat Layouts, Formed Views, Bill of Materials, Machine Setup Sheets, Specified Tolerances, and Welding Details. Once this phase is completed, our design team provides the necessary support required to ensure a smooth transition into the production phase.
Next Step > Machining