CAD Design Company is a contract product development resource. We help companies like yours by taking CAD design off of their plate. This allows your engineers to focus on other important things. We are very experienced in areas of advanced surfacing and design for manufacturing – no design is too complex, Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a free consultation and to discuss how we can help you with all of your product development needs.
The Concept Phase of Product Development
One of the many ways we help our clients is with concept development. During the concept development phase, we define what the product will be. We utilize 3D CAD software to define the true shape, size, and form of your product. We work through several iterations to define and refine the aesthetics and functionality. Once the concept is the best it can be we move on to the engineering phase.
The Engineering Phase of Product Development
Another way that we help our clients with product development is engineering. During this phase we add featurs to the CAD model to allow for manufacturing (DFM), usability, and assembly. Plastic injection molded and die cast parts may require draft features, parting lines, sliders, and lifters. Structural features like ribs, screw bosses, snaps, and ship lap are also added. Having a comprehensive understanding of the manufacturing process is important. Decisions can be made early on which will help to help reduce tooling costs, prolong tool life, and reduce time to market. Contact us at email@example.com if you have questions about product development or to schedule a free consultation.
The Prototyping Phase
Now things start to get fun! We also help our clients with 3D printing and prototyping. Using the 3D CAD model, we use FDM printing to create 3D printed models. The FDM process allows us to select from a wide range of material types. PLA, PETG, carbon fiber, flexible, wood fill – are all at our disposal. This helps us to create a prototype that will best represent the material properties of the final production part. 3D printing is a very important step to help evaluate and validate the design. This helps to identify any last minute design changes before expensive molds are made.