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Industrial Engineering Design CAD / CAM Services

What You Think. We Design

Creating industrial-grade designs is something many firms and individuals struggle with due to the design standards that must be integrated into your engineering 2D drawings and 3D models. CAD / CAM Services comes with the required experience needed to become your strategic design partners in scaling through design hurdles.
As your strategic design partners, we can meet your industrial engineering design needs in multiple capacities. Our experienced engineers are well-versed with drafting 2D drawings, 3D modelling, conducting mechanical analysis and building ideas from the ground up.
Do you have an idea you would like to explore? Or is your business in need of a dedicated CAD service provider to outsource industrial engineering designs to? Just contact us now, so we can show you how we can help.

The Industrial Engineering Design Services We Offer

At CAD / CAM Services, we do not require you to do any of the heavy lifting when it comes to design. You can simply provide us with a rough sketch or a verbal explanation of your idea and we will take over the CAD design process from there.

We make use of the best CAD software applications that are needed to create CAD models of your design ideas. Our team of experts are certified users of SolidWorks, CATIA, Creo, Inventor, and Unigraphics NX among others to develop your ideas into functional models.

Are Your Industrial Design Ideas…?

Turbine Blades of a Production Jet Engine

Mechanical in Nature

We can help you develop your mechanical engineering-related designs with the attention to detail it requires. The design process will take into consideration the best practices and standards required to design 2D and 3D models for your industry. You can expect the final product to take into consideration the manufacturing process you intend to use to produce the mechanical component or tool.

NC Robotics Welding

Related to Robotics Hardware

If your idea revolves around the robotics industry and you are concerned about finding design experts with the technical know-how to execute your CAD needs, we are here to help. Our team of experts understand the technical nature of your design task and can design accurate models according to your technical specifications. The 3D models will integrate the degrees of freedom required, spacing for electrical components and stress analysis. We also ensure that the designs are aesthetically pleasing to aid your commercial drive.

NC Tooling Shop

Related to Tooling and Machining

We can also help you design the innovative tools and machine components your business has conceived to disrupt manufacturing processes in its industry. Our team of experts can help create 3D models of your innovative tools for the automotive, aerospace, shipbuilding and construction industries.

How We Can Help

CAD / CAM Services is made up of experienced CAD users who have acquired over 30 years’ experience under their belts and are dedicated to pursuing continuous professional development. Therefore, we bring to you an array of professionals who understand your industry and cutting-edge manufacturing process.

3D Printing Process in Action

3D Printing

Do you intend to use 3D printing as the manufacturing procedure for your industrial ideas? We are conversant with designing 3D models for metal 3D printing, SLA, PolyJet and MultiJet printing technologies. We make use of SolidWorks, Inventor and Creo to develop your 3D models and can deliver them as STL files if requested.

NC Tooling Operator

CNC Machining

If you intend to make use of CNC fabrication technologies to develop your industrial ideas, then you are at the right place. CAD / CAM Services can help your business develop 3D models that take into consideration the materials, dimensions, and design orientation the manufacturing procedure requires.

2D Piping Hand Sketches to 3D Models

Convert Sketches, Drawings to 3D Models

If you have already developed a rough sketch of your industrial engineering related idea and need it converted to a 3D model, we can also help out. We make use of 3D CAD applications to accurately convert your sketches while ensuring no information is lost.

3D Scanning for Reverse Engineering

Reverse Engineering

We can also help you develop accurate 3D models from any physical object you would like assessed for your project. We make use of high-end tools and methods such as Artec scanners, CT scanning and CCS to create the complete 3D model you require. We can also provide the final 3D model in any format you require to aid the production phase.

Call CAD / CAM Services. You Can Count on Us!

You Can Count on Us

We have provided our specialized services to industrial giants such as Boeing and Amazon which means your industrial engineering design project is in the best hands. Some of the benefits you stand to gain include:

  • Iterative design process
  • Rapid digital prototyping
  • Competitive prices
  • Attention to details

Do You Have Questions?

You can learn more about our industrial engineering design services and receive a quick quote by contacting us through our contact page.

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FAQ’s

3D Modeling FAQs

How do you bill 3D CAD services tasks?

Per hour. Hourly rate depends on what CAD software used and typically starts at $75 per hour.  In general, to make this process safer for you, we often provide you a fixed not to exceed the cost as well.  That way, you are protected from an open-ended PO. However, the reality is our fees are based on time. In addition, services in say Catia or NX are more expensive than say Solidworks. Or, simulation services are commonly done by real engineers.

What do you need to give me accurate pricing?

First of all, we need to know the target CAD system and whether you have an existing  template, or set of CAD standards for this project.

The main question is the overall complexity. As each part and assembly consists of different features and elements the best way is to provide us with an example.  Again, a picture is worth a thousand words.

If you already have a model and need us to improve it or update it in any way we need to know which dimensions and features are critical and which can be modified to achieve your desired result.  Even a before and after example works very well. We started with x, and got to this CAD file.

We can also offer you better options if you provide us with the purpose of your project (demonstration, 3D printing, FEA Simulation, CNC manufacturing, etc.).  This helps us better refine the task.

How do you check your models?

We create 2D drawings from our 3D models for QC purposes. We follow aerospace standards and deliver ±.005” accuracy models for all projects.  All of our QC is done by a different person than the designer. On Catia work, we often use Q-Checker for Airbus.

What is the minimum price for your 3D modeling services?

We have a minimum order fee $150.

3D Scanning FAQs

How much does scanning services cost?

It depends on the complexity of the scanned model and material properties. As, for example, it may be much more complicated to properly scan an object with a reflective surface, than a non-reflective surface. It also depends on three main factors:

  1. the physical size of your part
  2. the required scanning resolution
  3. if industrial CT or metallurgy scanning is needed

Simple quick cell phone photos are worth a thousand words to us. To know for sure you can request a quote. It is of course, free – and treated as if an NDA is already in place.

Some averages:

  • The typical 3D scan is somewhere around $200-400 per part.
  • Tomographic (CT) scanning is $600-900 per part.

Because so much of our business is Aerospace related, our scanning – and the completed CAD file HAS to be within ±.005” anywhere on that part, we never use consumer-grade scanners. The scanners we use start at $25,000 and go up to $700,000 (CT) per scanner.

At any given time, we have in excess of $ 5 million just in scanning hardware we use. In addition, a hidden factor of scanning on any system is the assembly and clean up of any scan. The rule of thumb is a 2-1 ratio. So even with our experienced scanning staff, if we spend one-hour scanning; we will then spend an additional two hours of clean up and assembly before our CAD group gets the Point Cloud file to simulate or reverse engineer.

What is the Point Cloud/Mesh/3D Scan?

A point cloud is thousands if not millions of data points located in space by X, Y, Z coordinates. Images of this nature are often captured with Faro Focus or Artec scanners that specialize in large-area scanning.  Most likely you obtain building and territory plans in this file format.

A polygon mesh is a set of triangles located in the same manner. These scans are obtained with Artec, Creaform, Enscan and other handheld scanners. Parts and reverse engineering device scans are usually polygon meshes.

What types of scanners do you use?
  • Faro Arm – Very good for most parts, fast and accurate
  • Turntable scanners – high accuracy, high detail, fast scanning. Great for smaller parts.
  • Portable handheld – may be favorable for some larger parts – if not a tripod-mounted scanner.
  • Long Range – these mount on a tripod, and are intended to scan buildings, plants, and other larger sized projects.
  • Industrial CT scanners – incredibly expensive, but they offer two main benefits – the ability to inside an object (think of a void in a solid object), and their accuracy.  At this level, we are often in the ±.001” – ±.002” range, and often used in metrology scanning.

Which scanner models do you use?
How accurate is 3D scanning?

The scanners we use are as accurate as the industry offers – from anybody at any cost. We use Faro and Artec 3D scanners, in addition to Faro CMM type arms, including the Surveyor tables. Depending on what scanner we use:

  • CT scanners – 4 to 400µm/voxel resolution
  • Artec Portable scanners high accuracy (0.03 – 0.05mm)
  • Artec Portable scanners high resolution (up to 0.15mm)
  • Our CyberGage 360 – generates highly precise full 360 degrees automated scan with accuracy NIST traceable to approximately 7 microns
  • The CyberGage 360 has a system repeatability of ±.005mm.
Do you support CT scanning?

Yes with both the DeskTom and EasyTom CT scanners.  They both support metrology grade Computed Tomography (CT) inspection.  This provides nondestructive, 3D Scanning of Internal and External Geometries.  We use the Volume Graphics VGStudio Max high-end industrial CT software for the demanding of CT applications.

Can your scanners find voids in materials?

Yes. This is one of CT scanners’ major points – to see into objects. This is the best solution for nondestructive quality control.

How good are your 3D CT scanners?
  • 4 to 400µm/voxel resolution
  • Full inspection of large size samples
  • Modular and micro-resolution capability
  • 6 motion axis

What is the minimum price for your scanning services?

For 3D scanning services our minimum order fee is $120.

Can you scan the internals of my parts?

Depending on the situation we can offer you dissecting your part for scanning purposes or use CT if applicable.

Reverse Engineering FAQs

What is the average price for Reverse Engineering?

It all depends on the part’s complexity, size and structure.

What do you guys need to provide me with accurate pricing?

We need to know whether you need your parts to be scanned by us. Or many times we can work with 3D scans provided by third-party companies.  The quality of the scan is everything in our business. Anyway, we strongly advise you to use us for both the scanning and the CAD conversion aspects.  That way, we can control the quality. Sometimes we receive poor quality scans which make it impossible to create truly Cad Perfect™ models for you.  By all means, send us a couple of even cell phone photos, and the rough size of the object.  Most of the time, this will provide us enough information to provide a real bid.

The price depends on the part complexity, size, as well as the target file parametres. We need to know whether you need full parametric models, and your desired accuracy. If you tell us the purpose of reverse-engineered models, we can often provide you with possible solutions. The target CAD software may change the price as well. This includes sophisticated Workstation add-on products such as Composites, Catia electrical wiring, mold design, and others.

What is the quality of reverse-engineered parts?

We can provide ±.005” aerospace quality for every model. CT scanned parts can have even higher precision up to ±.001”.