3D Modeling

Have Legacy Mylars that You need Converted into CATIA?

Do You have Drawers of Mylars or Blueprints that you need Scanned into CAD?

Have Complex Assemblies that You need Converted into CATIA?

If you answered “Yes”
then call CAD/CAM Services
1-800-938-SCAN (7226)

Need Additional CAD Expertise in NX, CATIA or SolidWorks?

Are You a Mechanical Engineering Company that needs to Reverse Engineer a Product?

Does Your Mechanical Engineering Department need a Part Modeled?

If you answered “Yes”
then call CAD/CAM Services
1-800-938-SCAN (7226)

Concerned that Your Suppliers are not Producing within Your Specifications?

 

Is Your Engineering Department tired of searching for lost Flat Files?

Does Your Company have miles of “Free Form” Mylars that You need Converted into CAD?

 

Need an Automotive Design Modeled in 3D?

 

Do You need 3D Printing for a Particular Project?

If you answered “Yes”
then call CAD/CAM Services
1-800-938-SCAN (7226)

Your Vision Your 3D Models

 

Your Vision, Your Future in 3D Modeling

Your Vision, Your Future in 3D Modeling

Turn your ideas into great 3D models using a trusted 3D modeling service built just for you and your business.

A great 3D model is more than just a design. It is a way to create the perfect blueprint that sets the tone for every new project you embark on.

And as a business owner, you want to ensure that your development team understands the direction a creative project intends to follow.

We at CAD / CAM SERVICES, model the adaptive 3D models customized to meet your business’s exact needs.

We use the latest computer-aided design tools and apply quality assurance standards relative to your industry.  

 

We have done this for over 30 years, across a variety of industries including—automotive, aeronautics, shipbuilding and the mechanical & construction industries.

CAD/CAM Services does 3D modeling:

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Shipbuilding
  • Defense
  • Mechanical

Collaborative 3D Modeling with CAD / CAM Services

Why outsource your 3D modeling projects to CAD / CAM SERVICES?

Your Collaborative Team with CAD / CAM Services

Your Collaborative Team with CAD / CAM Services

Our collaborative approach to creativity is what sets us apart from the rest.

At CAD / CAM SERVICES our 3D modeling services are built around you. So, if you have rough drafts, sketches or a concept that’s only in your head, it will form the basis of our 3D modeling effort.

Your idea is the engine room of the modeling process. This is the major reason why we ensure that you are involved with the 3D modeling process right from the beginning.

Do you have an idea you need to be analyzed in detail? Start chatting with a representative

Enhance Your Creative Process

Do you have a 3D modeling project you need help with?  Need something reverse engineered?

Enhancing Your Creativity

Enhancing Your Creativity

Sounding out 3D modeling ideas with experienced professionals is the best way to refine your creative process. Imagine the creative input 30-year veterans of the 3D modeling industry can bring to your project.

This is what CAD / CAM SERVICES services is all about; helping you refine your ideas and developing functional 3D models from them. Our modeling experience in your industry means we know the best practices needed to develop your ideas according to your industry’s standards.

We also know when certain design tools and methodologies should be applied to make your designs both aesthetically pleasing to the eyes and functional to use.

Our customized 3D modeling services give you and your staff the freedom to focus on the other important aspects of your business. So, let us simplify the creative process for your products and service.

Is this Your Industry?

We know how important it is to you that the important aspects of your business are handled with the professionalism they deserve. This is why we have committed 3D modeling professionals with the experience needed to support your creative efforts in these industries.

Aerospace

we do 3d modeling for the aerospace industry

3D Modeling for Aerospace

Over the last 25 years, CAD / CAM Services has been accurately converting your legacy data.  

We have worked in CATIA v4, v5 and now v6.

We are experienced in full scanning of aircraft design,  producing mesh models all the way through to full accurate 3D CAD assemblies.

Our client list includes:  Bell Helicopter, GE Aviation, Airbus France, Boeing, and the Navy (NAVSEA) just to name a few.    

 

bell helicopter featured fort worth texas award

Bell Helicopter featured Fort Worth Texas 

We have done several projects with Bell Helicopter throughout the years, mostly with their military industry division. 

Several times we have been called in to convert their hard copy mylars, into CATIA files. 

Our project with Bell Helicopter included moving from CATIA v5 to v6.

One of our most challenging missions happened when CATIA v6 was just released.  For the first 6 months, CATIA v6 did not have an import path that worked successfully with their own CATIA v5 files. 

This issue was ultimately resolved with Dassault and CAD / CAM Services, and the project was a success.

GE Aviation Jet Engine CFM56

GE Aviation Jet Engine CFM56

One of our latest Aerospace projects has been with GE Aviation, working on a new generation of jet engines.

This was done in Unigraphics NX and we pushed the limits of NX for everything it was worth. GE Aviation supplied their own point cloud data along with some additional technical illustration data.

Our job was to model the accuracy of this point cloud data in NX.  

The outcome of this project was a very successful NX development of the next generation of GE’s jet engines.

For Airbus in France, we worked on a project with Rolls Royce engines, that dealt with improving one of their existing engines.  All of the work was done for Airbus in France.  In this case, the mylars were already scanned and we got the raw images of which we produced both 2D and 3D CATIA files.  This was for the Airbus A400 military project.

Boeing needed a complete wing redesign for the 747-8 and 747-9 program.  They needed to have extreme accuracy, but long Mylars change size the second they leave the temperature and humidity controlled printing vault in Everett Washington.  This created a huge problem for accuracy.

Boeings’ mylars were 30 years + and each mylar could be off by an inch or more, on any x or y plane.

Boeing Jet Airplane

Boeing Jet Airplane

Serving both Boeing and Triumph – Voight Aerospace, our company was able to solve their mylar to CAD conversion problem.

CAD/CAM Services successfully engineered an approach to convert thousands of their hard copy mylars into accurate CAD files.

We were able to take 20-foot mylars (J size) dwgs and produce both 2D and 3D assembly models in CATIA, all good to within + or – .005″ accuracy. 

 

United States Air Force Jet

United States Air Force Jet

Our process proved to be so successful that the United States Air Force hired CAD/CAM Services to obsolete their entire hard copy mylar airplane collection.

We scanned and calibrated an excess of 70,000 hard copy mylars, which we then calibrated to within .005″.

As a result of our process, the new electronic files are now the masters for Tinkers Air Force Base.

It was a major success story to receive the official United States Air Force certified letter letting us know that our electronic files were their new masters.  

ITAR Registration Logo

ITAR Registration Logo


CAD / CAM Services
is ITAR certified, and we have also worked on several classified weapons programs for the Navy with NAVSEA. Take advantage of our proficiency with CATIA and Creo to develop 3D models for your specific projects.

 


Automotive Engineering

You think it, you model it

You think it, you model it

We help OEMs create 3D models for innovative automobile components and tools for now and for the future.

Currently, we are working on the GD & T Geometric Tolerances, as they add up across an entire Chassis from edge to edge. Consider this, if you have 100 parts and each has their own set of tolerances across a width of a car, it becomes easy to see how even one part in that chain can conflict with the over all design properties.

This could show up as your door not fitting correctly, or you sun roof leaking because it doesn’t fit. One of our more current projects is with a well-known autonomous car company. 

We are specifically heavily involved in batteries, electric transport and the chassis on this car.

Automotive GD&T Example

Automotive GD&T Example

Geometric tolerancing is a unique animal that includes simulation and almost a science within itself.  We have provided reverse engineering for anything from pistons to full engine blocks and countless components to assure manufacturing is producing within specifications.

 Shipbuilding

Let us Build this CAD Model for You!

Let us Build this CAD Model for You!

CAD / CAM Services started providing CAD services for shipbuilders 20 years ago.

Some of our favorite clients include Bollinger Shipyards and Litton-Ingalls.  One of our most complex projects, without getting into any design specifications, included converting almost 1000 aperture cards into accurate CAD files.

Every business does not have beautiful source documents to work from.  Some of the source documents are of poor quality and make the images very hard to read.  

 

CAD / CAM Services is able to reconstruct alot of data that is unreadable.  We sometimes even have an on-site staff person who physically QC’s everything to help us further identify items that simply are not there or are not readable.

United States Coast Guard Ship

United States Coast Guard Ship

It is common for a shipyard to literally cut a 30-year-old coast guard boat in half and make it 40 feet long.  You can imagine the amount of CAD engineering that goes into that extension. In today’s technical world, it is very common for us to produce a 3D scan of that ship and generate a set of current “as-builts” for that entire project.

Wire Frame Design of a Ship

Wire Frame Design of a Ship

Our experienced 3D modeling professionals can apply smart parametric modeling to any and all of your projects.  We have the experience and expertise in Shipbuilding design and all related 2D and 3D CAD. We specialize in taking hard copy forms of media and converting them into accurate CAD files.

Manufacturing and Industrial Design

2D to 3D Mechanical Parts

2D to 3D Mechanical Parts

So many facets can be incorporated here.  There is very little that CAD / CAM Services hasn’t done with regards to manufacturing and industrial design.

Anything from plastic bottles to specialty caps for mold design, all the way to reverse engineering aircraft parts for an NC tooling shop.

The basic process is:

1.) Scan it
2.) Use Geomagic to clean up and create a full mesh
3.) Sometimes we can stop here and compare mesh’s and sizes to verify product variations
4,) Quite often we generate a full CAD model

NC Tooling CNC Machine

NC Tooling CNC Machine

 

 

 

If your project requires going to an NC tooling shop, model creation or simply NC tooling equipment, often times Solidworks is all that you need. 

However, it is very common in our environment, for the customer to dictate the CAD system that we use. Therefore we have become experts in CATIA, Solidworks, Creo, and NX.  This includes the vaults with these prods such as CATIA Enovia and Solidworks Vault.

We have a whole separate division that does nothing but high-end 3D scanning. This includes anything from Faro Terrestrial type scanners for long distance (Focus) to Artec handheld scanners and our new half-million dollar, Tom Cat CT Scanner.

Geomagic Banner

Geomagic Banner

We are one of the few firms that can truly deliver metallurgy scanning down to + or – .001″.  Our company is quite proficient in Geomagic Design X from 3D Systems and Faro’s SCENE (This is Faro’s point cloud management system) Over the past 30 years, our specialists have truly become experts in Solidworks, including simulation, collaboration, project data management, and visualization.  Our knowledge of SolidWorks and other CAD application will help you develop aesthetic yet functional hardware for your products. Let us help you with your mechanical CAD project.  

Reap the Rewards

3D Modeling Outsourcing, You'll Reap the Rewards

You’ll Reap the Rewards with CAD / CAM Services!

CAD / CAM SERVICES 3D modeling services gives you the tools you need to work with, when you are designing for your industry.

Our tools are customized 3D models that we develop for you, according to your chosen design specifications and requirements.

Most industries make use of specific file formats when designing and sharing 3D models.  We will deliver in your preferred file format.

At CAD / CAM SERVICES services, we know the industry standard formats and will deliver your industrial-grade 3D models using the right one.

We will help you simplify any collaborative processes that require multiple parties working on the same project.  We work for you and with your team with seamless integration.

How We Work for You

3D Modeling & 3D Rendering work plan

We Customize Our Work-Plan Just for You!

Engaging us for your 3D modeling project is as easy as ringing a doorbell.

All you need to do in order to “kick-start” the process is contact any of our representatives using the diverse options we have provided. And we will do the heavy lifting.

1-800-938-SCAN (7226) or [email protected] We can answer your questions and help you with your 3D work.

The Process: Here’s How it Works

Our client sends us a source for CAD processing along with as many details as possible.  Types of source documents may include:

  • Raster images
  • Hand sketches
  • 3D point clouds
  • 2D PDF/CAD files
  • Physical objects to 3D scan
  • Mylar drawings
  • Legacy or exotic CAD format files
People Helping With Our Process

People Helping With Our Process

A dedicated expert from our team is assigned to your project. 

Once the scope of your project and quote is agreed upon, CAD / CAM Services converts your job  into 3D models.  We guarantee you CAD Perfect work every time!

What We Produce for You:

  • Native 3D CAD models in various CAD systems, meeting .005” Aerospace accuracy
  • 2D Engineering and dimensional drawings
  • 3D files  ready to CNC machinery or 3D print

 

What We Need to Know From You:

  • Any specific native CAD software version
  • Purpose of the CAD models
  • Any other details on the model like critical dimensions and accuracy

On contacting us, a customized work-plan will be created just for you. This will include the details of your 3D modeling project, what you want us to achieve, our quote, and the time duration needed to deliver your files. The work-plan forms the framework needed to integrate you into the collaborative effort of modeling your ideas.

Ready to Build, Get Started Now

The Time is Now! Don’t Wait Another Minute!

 

Ready to Build? Get Started Now

Leading OEMs such as Boeing and the US Navy have entrusted us with the development of their 3D modeling projects for 30+ years. Therefore, putting your trust in us will help your business save more time and money during its creative cycle. If you have more questions. Contact us.

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We Work For You

We Can Save You Time & Money

Experienced Experts in CATIA, SolidWorks, CREO & NX

Value Added, Efficient & Client Based

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