What Is Design / 3D Modeling?
3D modeling enables us to quickly transform ideas into great products. We use SOLIDWORKS® software to develop 3D models of our clients’ projects. This software speeds up the design process, and allows us to easily modify the design to our clients’ specifications. These are the 4 stages that are involved from a project’s conception to the final product:
Stage 1: Architectural Drawings / Concept
Architects and interior designers supply us with simple drawings (sometimes designs done on a napkin). We take these to Stage 2.
Stage 2: Design / Engineering
This is where we take the basic concept from Stage 1 and make a clear, defined 3D model of the project that can be easily modified to the customer’s specific request.
The customer can then download a viewer called E-Drawings. They can view the project in 3D and actually rotate parts and get dimensions off of it.
Stage 3: Shop Drawings / Engineered Sealed Drawings
In Stage 3 we take the design that was created and do up actual shop drawings. We use these shop drawings in the production of the product, and they are also used so an engineer can sign off on the design and seal it with their crest.
Stage 4: Fabrication and Installation of Final Product
Stage 4 involves the creation and installation of the final products.
Why Use 3D Modeling?
Increases Productivity: The intelligence of the 3D modeling software we use accelerates the design process as it covers everything from design and validation to technical communications and data management.
Encourages Collaboration: The customer can view the project in 3D using E-Drawings. 3D modeling allows us to easily modify a project to the customer’s specific request.
Ensures Accuracy: Whenever a model is changed, the software we use updates dimensions, and critical tables to the new values with 100% accuracy.
Animation Capabilities: 3D modeling enables us to animate a design. We use this animation to explain a product’s function, assembly, and how it fits with other products.
What Industries Use 3D Modeling?
Water Jet Cutting is used across many different sectors and for all sorts of products and purposes. Below are just some of the areas Water Jet Cutting is used. If you have a metal fabrication project, chances we can get it done using Water Jet Cutting.
Where 3D Modeling Is Used
General Purpose Fabrication Shops
Water jets cutters are great machine tool, as it is fast and easy to go from an idea to the finished job. Water jets cut different types of materials with minimal setup.
Artists use water jet cutters to create intricate designs in materials traditionally difficult to work with, like marble, stained glass, and stone.
Water jet cutters are used to make custom flooring from stone and architectural details from metal.
The aerospace industry use lots of aluminum to make parts, which is easily machined on a water jet. Inconel®, titanium, Hastalloy, and other exotic metals can also be cut by water jets.
Water jet cutting is used for making parts of products, as well as the parts used to make the machines on assembly lines.
Automotive and Transportation
Water jet cutting is used for prototyping and producing automobile parts.
Waterjet cutting is used widely in the creation of medical equipment that needs fine and accurate edges. In fact waterjet cutting is at the forefront of creating new medical technological advances.
Contractors can make use of water jet services from foundation to finishing touches. For custom light switch covers to staircase stringers.
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