What is 3D CAD modelling?

3D CAD Modelling is the process of creating a full-sized representation of any object using relevant software, such as Solidworks 3D cad. Models can be as simple as a small light bulb, right the way up to a complex machine. 3D modelling allows you to view a product from all angles, allowing detailed assessment of all its dimensions.

Is 3D modelling needed for new product design?

3D modelling presents a great way to reduce cost and add value to a new product in development. Take one example. A moulding company that produces knobs for cookers would use 3D modelling to visualise what the knob would look like on a cooker. Although this may seem simple, you would be able to view the knob from different angles and make important adaptions to the product design – important insights for the proceeding cutting of injection mould tools.

For more complicated products, the 3D model is built up from each component. These components are then assembled on the software to form the completed product. This gives the designer freedom to make  changes, develop new parts and analyse the assembly of the new product design. Throughout the modelling stage, the team at Aximo Design are carefully reviewing the cost, assembly and manufacture of the products.

The 3D models can be used for:

Many plastic products are made using injection moulding machines. These machines require tooling, which mainly comes in the form of metal plates cut to form the shape of the product components. Due to the complexity of some shapes, it is sometimes necessary to use a Computer Numerical Control (CNC), a computerised cutting machine programmed directly using the 3D model. The model is used to create the cutting program and plays an important role when it comes to manufacturing your product.

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  • scomadi
  • cmemedical
  • altrad
  • photobooth
  • faurecia
  • ngpod
  • kingspan
  • aft
  • generation uk

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