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3D Printing Trends In 2022

From cost reduction to enhancement in efficiency to promoting innovation, 3D printing is giving rise to almost every manufacturing industry and has made a significant impact in additive manufacturing. Looking back at the development of 3D printing to see how its...

CATIA CAD-CAM Mold Design Tips and Tricks

Dassault Systèmes CATIA is a powerful 3D CAD-CAM software. Models created in CATIA are widely used in the aerospace and automotive industries. CATIA is a 3D computer-aided design (CAD) program capable of handling large numbers of mechanical parts in its assemblies. ...

How CATIA 2D to 3D Conversion is Done

As with most three-dimensional design software, CATIA begins with a sketch, which is then expanded into a 3D model. However, many designs already exist as two-dimensional drawing files (mainly .dwg files), so redesigning these can be hugely time-consuming and...

Document Control Related to CAD Drawings for the Public Sector

Computer-aided design is commonly used across various industries, architects and engineers utilize the help of technology to create more accurate designs to be stored electronically. When outsourcing large or more complex designs, government contractors understand the...

3D Printing – 5 Tips for Creating the Perfect Model

Looking for a Mylar conversion service?   You've come to the right place.   We know everything about Mylars!   We can help you scan and convert your Mylars to any desired 3D CAD file type.   If your company has custom 3D CAD standards, don't worry....

Sheet Metal Design – Advantages & Associated Challenges

Sheet metal design holds a very important place in manufacturing industries that you may have noticed that from home appliances to industrial machines, most of them are enclosed in sheet metal. Have you thought about why? Applications of sheet metal are not limited to...

CAD-CAM 3D CAD Migration

Seamless 3D CAD Migration. You Can Trust What if we told you that; we can save you money, cut lead times while eliminating the frustrations your staff will feel when migrating large quantities of CAD files from one CAD system to another? Would we have gotten your...

Industrial engineering design as the backbone of success

Industrial engineering design is regarded as one of the major branches of engineering. It is used to optimize complex systems, processes or even organizations.  The experts in industrial engineering design are normally referred to as industrial engineers. Their main...

3D Modelling Comes with Accuracy for Aerospace Industry

  3D modeling services in the aerospace industry have ensured high standardization in terms of accuracy and precision. Recent controls and regulations in the aerospace industry require the highest possible levels of standardization which is normally achieved...

Your Guide to Using SolidWorks For Engine Models

Designing an engine or its internal components using SolidWorks requires mastering the tools and techniques employed in a typical SolidWorks automotive design project. This means that you need to learn about SolidWorks tools including equations and configurations to...

Your Guide to Modeling Wire Meshes in SolidWorks

Have you lately tried to model wires mesh in SolidWorks but with fail? If yes, then you’ve come to the right place. Here, we will discuss the essentials you need to get started with modeling wires meshes in SolidWorks. Moreover, we will discuss the techniques and...

What You Need to Know About SolidWorks 3D Models

CAD professionals who specialize in SolidWorks can help optimize your designs. They do this by using the software to simulate real-world conditions and test multiple ‘what-if’ scenarios. This can be extremely beneficial for engineering design companies who are not...

What Makes the Best SolidWorks Modeling Services

Want to turn your conceptual ideas, mockups, hand-drawn sketches to 2D drawings and 3D designs? If yes, then start looking for SolidWorks modeling services. Services such as CAD / CAM services that perform SolidWorks modeling for business can 3D solid and surface...

Getting the Most Out of SolidWorks Advanced Surface Modeling

As the name suggests, SolidWorks is primarily a solid modeler. Therefore, it is crucial to know how to perform surface modeling in SolidWorks. With knowledge of advanced surface modeling, you can build free form shapes using the SolidWorks software. Here is how to get...

The Best CAD Software for Car Modeling

In the modern world, product engineers are required to design cars with speeds and exact customer requirements. The use of 3D CAD software, with improved capabilities and ease of use, has enabled car designers to quickly deliver different car models to the market. It...

Reverse Engineering Nature to Create Robots for Production Lines

How random are nature and the evolutionary process that defines today’s living organisms? According to an evolutionist, not so random as evolution ensures that an organism develops the parts it needs to survive. This means, there’s a lot for engineers, manufacturers,...

Aircraft 3d model CATIA: Creating the best 3D models in CATIA

When it comes to learning all about aircraft 3D models CATIA, you should understand that a certain amount of basic knowledge of the software is very important It is important to understand that in order to initiate any sort of 3D aircraft models in CATIA, it is...

CATIA best modeling practices: Plugging a vital need

We at CAD / CAM Services offer CATIA best modeling practices and services and as a matter of fact, consider it to be the very future of CAD technology CATIA modeling practices and services, as well as their fabrication basically consists of a form of design and...

How to Create A Great Turbine Blade Design in CATIA

Ideally, wind turbine blades should be designed to generate the maximum power from the wind at the minimum cost. Software that supports multiple stages of product development and facilitates collaborative engineering across disciplines, such as CATIA, can ensure...

Mold Tooling Design in CATIA

Based on what they know, mold tooling injection designers should be able to quickly design a tool. Additionally, they must ensure wall thickness uniformity and proper cooling of plastic parts and address any issues that may arise. Here you can learn more about mold...

CAD / CAM consulting services: A need of the times

We at CAD / CAM Services are amongst the leading lights when it comes to a top end CAD CAM consulting services and we work various CAD and CAM files as well We are some of the leading lights of the whole CAD and CAM industry, especially when it comes to consultation...

3D CAD modeling services: Plugging a vital need

We at CAD / CAM Services are amongst the leading lights of 3D CAD modeling services and as a matter of fact, consider it to be the very future of CAD technology 3D Cad modeling services, along with their better fabrication service counterparts, are a form of design...

Why Use CAD / CAM Services for CATIA STL to Model

A rapid prototyping standard data output, the STL file is crucial in 3D printing. To design a 3D model, different types of software are used including CATIA. However, 3D printing requires a file with STL extension for better production monitoring. Here is why you...

CATIA V5 3D Modeling with CAD / CAM Services

3D models are usually documented in 2D drawings. With CATIA, CAD / CAM services can take your 3D models and convert them into the 2D drawing format used throughout the manufacturing process. Also, if you require assistance with CAD modeling in CATIA V5, then CAD / CAM...

Get the Most Out of UG NX with CAD / CAM Services

Previously known as NX Unigraphics, UG NX was originally developed by Unigraphics, but Siemens PLM software has been developing it since 2007. An advanced high-end CAD / CAM/CAE software package, UG NX is used for design engineering analysis, among other tasks. CAD /...

CAD / CAM Services for 2D CAD Drawings to 3D

Are you looking to transition from 2D to 3D? do you want to transform your ideas into 3D digital prototypes? Do you desire to convert your 2D drawings into three-dimensional models? If yes, then you have come to the right place. Here is why CAD / CAM services are the...

How CAD / CAM Services Performs CATIA Draft Analysis

You may have heard of draft analysis in CATIA and want to know what it means. Here, we will not only explain what draft analysis in CATIA refers to, but we will also inform you about how CAD / CAM Services can help you to make the most out of CATIA draft analysis....

What Makes CATIA CAD CAM Drafting Stand Out?

CATIA is increasingly being utilized today due to its great utility features for the CAD / CAM field. CATIA CAD AND CAM have changed how drafting is done and designs are created today. The stand out CATIA CAD CAM drafting eliminates the need for creating designs...

Get Great 3D Construction Drawings With CAD / CAM Services

From concept to realization, CAD / CAM services collaborate with architects to deliver architectural CAD drawings and detailed engineering services. To date, CAD / CAM services have served contractors, design engineers and architecture clients globally. Here is why...

Why Use CAD / CAM Services for Sheet Metal Design

Often, engineers designing sheet metal enclosures end up redesigning the enclosures so they can be manufactured, which wastes both time and money. The good news is that CAD / CAM services can help you to avoid such problems by providing you with efficient sheet metal...

The Use of CAD and CAM in Industries

Before CAD / CAM services, product drafts and design involved the use of pencil, paper, and a seemingly endless succession of blueprints. The ongoing enhancement of CAD / CAM services has made the design process much easier. This is the reason the use of CAD and CAM...

CAD / CAM Services for best CAD Modeling

CAD / CAM services are ideal for CAD modeling as they provide the most accurate and highest-resolution CAD models and 3D scans in the industry. From cell-phone components to entire aircraft, CAD / CAM services can ensure best CAD modeling for a plethora of physical...

Great CATIA Airplane Models Structure With CAD / CAM Services

CAD is used in the design stages of an airplane. With the advent of parametric CAD systems such as CATIA, a new design methodology was enabled. This design methodology is changing the use of CAD for building airplane models. Here is how CAD / CAM services can help...

CATIA Best Modeling Practices of CAD / CAM Services

CAD programs such as CATIA are great tools for creating models of products and/or their parts. CATIA opensan an entire segment of modeling greatly increases the precision with which models are designed and then developed into tangible items. Here are the CATIA best...

Hire CAD / CAM Services for Aircraft Seat CATIA Sample Model

It is possible for you to model various stages of a single part’s lifecycle and this includes the model of an aircraft seat. The representation of the aircraft seat in 2D and 3D format, aircraft seat CATIA sample model is used to fabricate and manufacture the real...

Why Hire CAD / CAM Services for Part Modeling in CATIA

It can take months to acquire the skills required to create models in CATIA as per the industry standards. On the other hand, CAD / CAM services know the best design and modeling practices in CATIA that can help you to quickly get up to speed. This is one of the...

CAD / CAM Services for Aircraft 3D Model CATIA

If you’re looking to design a model aircraft, and then put it all together in a 3D model, then you will find CATIA as a useful software. However, don’t take it upon yourself to create a 3D aircraft model in CATIA. Instead, take help from CAD / CAM services. Here is...

CAD / CAM Services for Best CATIA Surface Modeling

If you lack the expertise for advanced surface modeling in-house or don’t have the necessary skills to take your concepts to the next level, then use CAD / CAM services for CATIA surface modeling as they can quickly and accurately evolve your ideas into designs that...

Converting Point Cloud to CAD Mesh STL – 5 Tips

Take a Look at Our Meshing Case Study! To obtain a proper STL file, you need a program that triangulates the points to create the appropriate vectors. The shell created in STL is what the cutting machine slices. Here are a few tips, as outlined below. Point cloud...

Buy CONTEX HD Ultra X6000 from CAD / CAM Services

Leader in the latest scan and copy software applications, CONTEX is releasing their first major engineer scanner in years. The company says the scanner called HD Ultra X6000 is the widest and fastest large format CCD scanner ever. The good news is that you can...

Best SolidWorks Surfacing and Complex Shape Modeling

SOLIDWORKS allows you the freedom to model just about anything but you may have come to the point where you want to design more complicated & organic shapes but are struggling. You are not getting the desired outcome from SolidWorks surfacing and complex shape...

CAD / CAM Service for Best SolidWorks 3D CAD Models

Most 3D CAD models are feature-based, parametric, and associative. Leveraging the power of feature-based, parametric, associative modeling allows for creating advanced designs in far less time and cost than what could be done in the past. However, a CAD / CAM service...

CAD / CAM Service for 2D Drawing to 3D Model SolidWorks

If you’ve been designing your products with 2D tools but want to transition to 3D models, then a good software for this purpose would be SolidWorks. However, you do not make the make mistake of performing the conversion yourself. Instead, use a CAD / CAM service to...

Understand What is Hybrid Design in CATIA

The default option set in CATIA, the hybrid design is the final part which a user wants to model containing the solid part, surfaces, and sheet metal features. This means that you work in more than workbench to complete the whole part. Here is more on what is hybrid...

CAD / CAM Services for Part Design in CATIA

A leading CAD / CAM design tool, CATIA offers a broad range of integrated solutions. From concept to detailed design and onto drawing production, CATIA design solutions accelerate the core activities of product development. One such solution is part design in CATIA....

Why Use CAD / CAM Services for Mold Design in CATIA V5

Today, mold manufacturers need to design faster and with the highest quality to differentiate themselves from the competition. One way these manufacturers can maximize tooling creating while they focus on value-added tasks is using CAD / CAM services for mold design...

Why Hire a Professional SolidWorks CAD Designer?

When designing or creating CAD models, getting the most out of the SolidWorks software is easy. You just need to put the right people and tools in place to position yourself for maximum efficiency. The best example of the right people for a SolidWorks CAD project is a...

Why CAD / CAM Services Use SolidWorks For Engine Models

CAD / CAM is a SolidWorks service bureau for engine models to manufacture Car/Motorcycle Engines. Here are the reasons why. How SolidWorks For Engine Models Helps in the Manufacturing of a Car/Motorcycle Engine Today, CAD / CAM services are using SolidWorks to create...

The Advantages of SolidWorks 3D Models

Want to quickly transform new ideas into great products? Then SolidWorks 3D models may just be what you need. Here are the advantages of SolidWorks models. SolidWorks software allows you to get design and models to the market quicker. It also allows your engineers and...

Using CAD / CAM Services for SolidWorks Master Models Building

Using CAD / CAM Services for your 3D designs and SolidWorks Master Models Building is beneficial. Here are the reasons for it. Why You Should Consider CAD / CAM Services for SolidWorks Master Models Over the years, many businesses have benefited from using CAD / CAM...

Reasons to Use CAD/ CAM Services SolidWorks Models

Using CAD / CAM services SolidWorks models for your 3D printing tasks can provide you with dedicated tools and workflows that streamline the design and development of your products from concepts through to reality. Why You Should Consider CAD/ CAM Services SolidWorks...

Using CATIA Comprehensive 3D Modeling Solution?

Although there are no shortcuts in life if one wants to pave the product design and structure right at the front, CATIA (Computer-Aided Three-Dimensional Interactive Approach) is the best solution available in the market. This dynamic 3D CAD application is tantalizing...

6 Easy Steps to Convert a 2D to 3D Model Using SolidWorks

Take a Look at Our Case Studies!   Solidworks as a platform offers two main 2D to 3D pathways; drawing from scratch and remodeling existing ‘.DWG’ and ‘.DXF’ files as 3D models. The functionality of importing an existing 2D drawing and upgrading it into a...

Using CAD Model: Convert Points Cloud From 3D Scanner

Point cloud modeling and conversion services are in vogue these days. People prefer outsourcing the services to reliable engineering and designing companies like us to save extensive man-hours. The process includes taking an actual measurement on site, while Laser...

Uses for 3D Scanning and Types of 3D Scanners

Uses for 3D Scanning and Types of 3D Scanners  Quite simply…anyone who needs a faster, easier way to make…well, ANYTHING!  As long as you have something physical to start with that can be scanned, and there are virtually no limitations as to size, location, or...

A Guide to General Assembly Drawings

If you’re an inventor, designer, engineer or manufacturer, it's likely that you'll need general assembly drawings. But what exactly are general assembly drawings in CAD (computer-aided design)?   What is a General Assembly Drawing? A general assembly drawing of a...

Robotics Design Using CAD

From where we sit, it looks like Robotics has become an essential part of all industrial activities. The introduction of Robotics has made life easier. Robots are reprogrammable devices that are used to perform various day to day tasks. Robots can deliver outputs that...

Outsourcing Engineering Services – Pros and Cons

The outsourcing of engineering services has become more prevalent over the last decade than ever before, and this appears to be true across a wide swath of engineering and manufacturing organizations.  One of the key rationales behind this trend has been the perceived...

How to Migrate Your CAD Data to PLM

How to Migrate Your CAD Data to PLM Overview In today’s global market, manufacturers who want to remain competitive and cope with both the complexity of the market and the engineering challenges of global development, often find it necessary to adopt a PLM (Product...

How an As-Built Drawing Service Helps Building Owners

How an As-Built Drawing Service Helps Building OwnersAs-built drawings are a necessary component of building data.  They are architectural drawings that show the precise construction of the building as well as the location of equipment and utilities.  As-built...

Wide Format Scanning – Secrets for Successful Scans

Wide Format Scanning – Secrets for Successful Scans Most large format scanner manufacturers claim ease of use and high-quality scans, so why do we see so many poor quality images when customers send us scanned images to convert to CAD?  The biggest reason for this is,...

Contex HD 5400 Series Scanners

When Wide Format Just isn't Enough 54" large format proven the technology for large digital documents Contex HD5430 PLUS and HD5450 PLUS The Contex HD 5400 wide format scanner is fast and steady with up to 12 inch/second scanning speeds. Truly a workhorse that can...

GTXRaster CAD

When you need information about GTXRaster CAD, you've come to the right place. CAD / CAM Services is an authorized reseller, as well as a regular user of GTXRaster CAD in our service bureau. This means that we not only offer competitive pricing, but we also offer...

DICONDE Cloud

The digital transition that drove the development of the DICOM standard in medical imaging has now moved to the industrial X-ray market. Driven by pressure to improve productivity and reduce costs, the NDT industry is feeling the same pressures that the medical...

RasterID

When you need information about RasterID, you've come to the right place. CAD / CAM Services is an authorized reseller, as well as a regular user of RasterID in our service bureau. This means that we not only offer competitive pricing, but we also offer experience...

WiseImage for AutoCAD

When you need information about WiseImage for AutoCAD, you've come to the right place. CAD / CAM Services is an authorized reseller, as well as a regular user of WiseImage for AutoCAD in our service bureau. This means that we not only offer competitive pricing, but we...

Scan to CAD Services | Scan to CAD | Scanning to CAD

Texas-based CAD / CAM Services has been a global center of excellence for a paper to CAD conversion services since 1988.We have been awarded the AS9100 and GSA certificates and we are one (1) of the few authorized CAD Conversion companies certified by the Department...

Mylar to CAD Conversion

If your organization has old Mylar drawings, and you're thinking about converting them to CAD, you've come to the right place. (Mylar is a trade name for BOPET (biaxially-oriented polyethylene terephthalate) polyester film, which has been widely used by engineering...

CAD Conversion for Small Jobs

CAD Conversion for Small Jobs CAD Conversion can be confusing because it can cover so many different topics:  Scan to CAD, Raster to Vector Conversion, 2D to 3D Conversion, CAD File Translations, and more.  But the bottom line for all of these different types of CAD...

Is Large Format Scanning Part of Your EDM Plan?

Is Large Format Scanning Part of Your EDM Plan? Most organizations acknowledge the need for Electronic Document Management (EDM).  However, many consider only their office-size documents when they implement their EDM.  If you haven’t considered the importance of your...

Raster to Vector – Converting Scanned Drawings

Raster to Vector conversion starts with a digital raster file that was created during the process of scanning. Raster files are made up of pixels, while vector files are made up of lines. Most often the types of drawings that are converted from raster to vector are...

CAD Raster to Vector Conversion – DIY or Outsource?

CAD Raster to Vector Conversion – DIY or Outsource? When it’s time to convert your scanned blueprints, floor plans or mechanical drawings to CAD,  deciding whether to Do It Yourself (DIY), or hire a raster to vector conversion service to do the work can be confusing. ...

Large Format Scanning — What You Need to Know

Large Format Scanning -- What You Need to Know Do you have large format paper drawings or maps that you’re considering scanning to digital formats?  If so you’re not alone.  Nearly every day we talk to someone who has flat files full of old drawings that they need to...

Wide Format Scanners – What’s Best for CAD Drawings

Wide Format Scanners – What’s Best for CAD Drawings Many scanners are designed to handle very specific types of documents properly, while others offer higher degrees of flexibility and the ability to scan just about anything. Just like size, speed, or resolution – you...

How to Convert One Thousand 3D CAD Files Daily

How to Convert One Thousand 3D CAD Files Daily Introduction Ever wonder how you can speed up your 3D CAD conversions?  Consider the plight of one company that had over 150,000 parts drawings that they needed to convert into 3D models in order to make them available...

Creating Assembly Models in 3D CAD

Overview Traditional 2D drafting is capable of showing the geometry of simple 3D parts, however solid models extend that ability by being able to merge complex assemblies of parts into a complete mechanism.  Using a 3D software program, such as CATIA, various 3D parts...

Raster to Vector Conversion for CNC Machines

Raster to Vector Conversion for CNC Machines What are CNC Machines? CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machines are automated devices that are used to mill industrial components.  Most CNC machines are used industrially in manufacturing.  By using coded instructions and...

Large Format Scanning for CAD Drawings

If you’re an organization that deals with construction, architecture, engineering, or manufacturing, then you use large format drawings and plans in your day-to-day business. Sooner or later you’re going to have one of those large-format paper drawings that you need...

CAD Services – What Outsourcing Can Do for You

CAD Services - What Outsourcing Can Do for You CAD services companies offer economical and scalable resources that can help organizations manage varying CAD drafting and CAD conversion workflow.   Most organizations have seasonal or economic fluxes in their workflow...

CAD Drafting Service Helps Create As-Built Drawings

CAD Drafting Service Helps Create As-Built Drawings What Are As-Built Drawings? "As-built" is a term that is generally used in the areas of Architectural, Engineering, Construction (AEC).  There are two types of “As-built” drawings:  (1) those that are created during...

Raster to Vector Conversion for Mechanical Engineering Drawings

About Mechanical Engineering Drawings Mechanical engineers use engineering drawings to explore the mechanical principles and to depict the mechanical systems that they design. While mechanical engineering has been automated via CAD programs for many years, there are...

What is the Best File Format for Scanning Construction Documents?

Introduction Up until recent decades, construction drawings were created, archived, and distributed in paper. In this day and age, it is universally accepted that paper is no longer the best way for archiving or distributing construction drawings.  Furthermore, while...

Raster to Vector Using WiseImage Software

What is WiseImage? WiseImage is a commercially available software package that helps to automate the process of raster to vector conversion. Who uses WiseImage? WiseImage is a solution for anyone who needs to restore, update, or revise a raster or vector drawing....

Large Format Scanners – What Kinds of Documents?

Large Format Scanners – What Kinds of Documents? Some large format scanners are designed to handle very specific types of documents properly, while some other large format scanners offer higher degrees of versatility and the ability to scan just about anything. Before...

2D to 3D CAD Conversion – The Importance of Accuracy

When doing 2D to 3D CAD Conversion, the place to start is with an accurate scan of your 2D blueprint or CAD drawing.    We recommend using a Contex scanner, and we’re particularly excited about the Contex Ultra series.  See some of our previous blog posts for more...

Tinker AFB CAD Project Modernized Their Engineering Data Repository

Tinker Air Force Base Cad Project Modernized Their Engineering Data Repository Speeds CAD Drawing Delivery Time in Urgent Situations When the Engineering Data Branch at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, needed to improve delivery times for urgently needed CAD drawings...

American Made–U.S Based CAD CAM Outsourcing

Keeping CAD CAM Outsourcing in the U.S. Since 2000, America has lost more than one third – roughly 5.4 million – of its manufacturing jobs.  This loss of manufacturing jobs has greatly contributed to the country’s overall unemployment problem.  Along with the...

Is Outsourcing CAD Services a Better Way?

   The Pros The business model of outsourcing has created highly effective and profitable opportunities for businesses to effectively lower overhead while expanding services and productivity. This model makes sense for many businesses, especially those who utilize CAD...

Why You Must Use 3D CAD

Why You Must Use 3D CAD We know 3D CAD has been out there for quite a while, but there are still some companies who still rely heavily on 2D CAD.  This, despite the fact that 3D CAD offers two big advantages over 2D CAD: 3D enhances not the design process 3D...

Why Quality Control is Important in CAD Conversion

Probably no other CAD activity is as misunderstood as CAD conversion. Many people think it’s just a matter of saving one type of CAD file as another type of CAD file. Occasionally, it is that simple. But more often than not, it involves a number of highly technical...

Why Mold-Makers Like Our 3D Design Services

Why Mold-Makers Like Our 3D Design Services Customer Problem:  The mold-making industry is a highly-competitive one, and plastics tooling companies require fast, accurate, and cost-effective mold design.  Due to the ubiquitous globalization of market forces, U.S....

Why 3D CAD Models Are Used in the Design Process

Computer-Aided Design (CAD) is no longer an extra aid, but a must for the design process. If we take heed of the dynamic for today's market, traditional design is unlikely to satisfy rapid innovation demand. On the other hand, CAD offers tools that thoroughly reduce...

What’s Your Manufacturing Design Strategy?

What's Your Manufacturing Design Strategy? Industries that rely on manufacturing processes also rely on the efficiency of those processes. Efficiency enables companies to create quality products at affordable prices.  But, what, exactly constitutes efficiency? For...

Uses for 3D Scanning and Types of 3D Scanners

Who Uses 3D Scanning? Quite simply…anyone who needs a faster, easier way to make…well, ANYTHING!  As long as you have something physical to start with that can be scanned, and there are virtually no limitations as to size, location, or position, as long as you have...

Use 3D Scanning to Measure Part Surface Dimensions

In a hurry to get the product to market? Use 3D laser scanning technology to measure part surface dimensions. The right laser scanning equipment can accurately define localized shrinkage in a cast or molded component. Often times, this method is used to troubleshoot...

Time for a Change: Convert Paper Drawings to AutoCAD

Time for a Change: Convert Paper Drawings to AutoCAD Organizations that use AutoCAD and that have legacy paper drawings often waste time when they need to convert the paper drawing to an AutoCAD drawing.  Knowing exactly what to do when it comes time to handle old...

The Wonderful World of Sheet Metal Design

The Wonderful World of Sheet Metal Design Sheet metal is used for many different design options and applications – from artistic sheet metal sculptures to automobile bodies, airplanes,  and medical tables.  In fact, a world without sheet metal would be very different...

The Pros and Cons of Using a 3D Scanning Service

What do you do if you have a project that requires 3D scanning, but you don’t have a 3D scanner? Buy? Rent? Outsource? How do you decide? Factors to Consider for Outsourcing 3D Scanning We sell 3D scanners and also provide 3D scanning services, so we’re in a unique...

The Good and Bad Sides of CAD Outsourcing

The Good and Bad Sides of CAD Outsourcing CAD outsourcing is a viable option for engineering firms for several reasons. However, is CAD work something better left to an in-house team? CAD programs can be learned via the Internet so in the past decade there has been a...

The Essentials of Accuracy in 2D to 3D Conversion

The Essentials of Accuracy in 2D to 3D CAD Conversion Are you ready to revise an old 2D CAD drawing into a new and modern design?  Often that’s a great way to get inspiration, but not if you have to redraw the 2D drawing.  So, how do you get started?  If you’re...

The Benefits of CAD Outsourcing

During tough economic times, all businesses look for ways to streamline their operations and eliminate waste. One way to do this is through outsourcing certain tasks. Outsourcing can allow businesses to increase their profits and provide services they couldn't...

Should You Outsource CAD Projects Off-Shore?

Should You Send CAD Work Off-Shore? CAD outsourcing is big business today, with many off-shore firms offering low hourly rates.  For many engineering firms, it’s tempting to see only the perceived cost savings associated with off-shore outsourcing without considering...

Sheet Metal Design Tips

Sheet Metal Design Tips Many products are made from sheet metal, which is nothing more than metal which is rolled into very thin sheets.  Sheet metal can be made from any number of metals, including aluminum, titanium, copper, and brass. The thickness of sheet metal...

NDT and 3D CAD Model Visualization

NDT and 3D CAD Model Visualization The process of non-destructive testing (NDT) makes use of 3D CAD Model visualization in conjunction with X-ray detection in order to find and correct defects in objects that cannot be observed directly.  This technology is helpful in...

How We Build 3D CAD Parts Libraries

At CAD/CAM Services We have a client who is a vendor of parts – all kinds of parts – bolts, nuts, screws, fasteners, pipes, fittings. They have over 150,000 parts drawings that they needed to convert into 3D models in order to make them available over the Internet....

How to Leverage Existing 2D CAD Data to Simplify 3D Design

How to Leverage Existing 2D CAD Data to Simplify 3D Design Don’t stop using good design data just because it’s stored in 2D drawings.  You can leverage your existing 2D CAD data to create new designs using virtually any 3D design software to simplify your design...

How to Go to the Cloud with NDT Data

How to Go to the Cloud with NDT Data Perhaps before we talk about “how” to go the Cloud with NDT, we should talk about “why” you should go to the Cloud.  Quite simply, as so many industries have discovered, Cloud computing increases efficiency and helps cut overhead...

How to Ensure Quality Control When Converting Mylars to 3D CAD

  How to Ensure Quality Control When Converting Mylars to CAD Many organizations have large inventories of old Mylar drawings. (Mylar is a trade name for BOPET (biaxially-oriented polyethylene terephthalate) polyester film, which has been widely used by...

How to Convert Mylar Aerospace Drawings to 3D CAD

How to Convert Mylar Aerospace Drawings Aerospace design drawings were traditionally created and stored on mylar sheets. But, with today’s newer 3D CAD technologies, Mylar film has mostly been replaced by 3D CAD models and dynamic virtual viewing.  This can lead to a...

How Paper and Mylar Drawings Become 3D Models

How Paper and Mylar 2D Drawings Become 3D Models So, you want to know how to convert your paper or mylar drawings into 3D models.  One word:  carefully.  But before we get into that let’s look at the reasons for converting. Reasons for Converting 2D to 3D There are...

How Aerospace Uses 3D Scanning Technology

Take a Look at Our Case Studies!   How Aerospace Uses 3D Scanning Technology Because the aerospace industry requires precision parts and components, 3D scanning is an ideal technology for use in building and maintaining aircraft.  Today’s aerospace companies use...

How 3D CAD Conversion Services Help Manufacturers with Workflow

No matter what the industry, it’s clearly understood that better workflows mean higher efficiency, and in manufacturing, efficiency is vital if you want to stay competitive.  Because many manufacturing business owners get caught up in the everyday running of their...

Get Your Plant Up-to-date with 3D CAD

Get Your Plant Up-to-Date with 3D CAD We live in a 3D world and that’s the way people are used to “seeing.”  Most people have a great deal of difficulty visualizing the way a finished project or product will look when they view a 2D schematic, drawing or rendering. ...

Evolution of Design: 2D to 3D to PLM and PDM

  The design has come a long way since the days of paper and pencil drafting.  Even 2D CAD, a staple of design and engineering since the 1980s has mostly been replaced by 3D design, PLM, and PDM.  If you’re a CAD designer or engineer, the tool and processes you...

Engineering Simulation to Cut Costs

Need Your Design Evaluated? You have come to the right place! Static structural and flow simulations - you name it! Simulate your design's behavior with us!The design decisions that engineers make often have a significant impact on the final cost of the product.  The...

Can You Outsource 3D CAD Modeling?

Before you hire a freelancer to pick up the extra tasks on that new 3D CAD Modeling job that needs to be done, you should consider the pros and cons of outsourcing your 3D CAD Modeling. Is outsourcing a smart choice for your company? If it is, do you want a...

Change the Status Quo with CAD-CAM-FEA Simulation Outsourcing

Change the Status Quo with CAD-CAM-FEA Simulation Outsourcing Historically, manufacturers have made products that have been designed with familiar materials and physically tested to ensure that the product worked properly.  But, as new manufacturing materials are...

CAD to PLM MIgratrion — What You Need to Know

CAD to PLM Migration—What You Need to Know When you’re talking about technology, sooner or later it’s time for an update and CAD systems are no exception.  This means moving legacy CAD data, and often the BOM (Bill of Materials) data into the new system.  While moving...

CAD outsourcing: Why Use a CAD Outsource Agency?

CAD outsourcing is something that is being talked about more often these days as more companies are choosing to go outside of their company for expert help. Many different types of business need quality CAD design work. There was a time when outsourced workers were of...

CAD Outsourcing Doesn’t Have to Be Done In India

CAD Outsourcing Doesn’t Have to Be Done in India Do a Google search for “CAD Outsourcing” and what you’ll find is lots of firms located in India, which is fine if you’re prepared to go off-shore for CAD services.  But what if your U.S. based company prefers to stay a...

CAD, CAM, CNC and Robots = Manufacturing Automation

Manufacturing is an evolving industry. Automation, manufacturing, and off-shoring all contribute to changes in the way products and parts are designed, developed and manufactured. Fast, effective design strategies are essential for companies who want to keep up with...

CAD and PLM

CAD and PLM PLM software is as much a part of manufacturing as CAD software.  In fact, in some ways the two go hand-in-hand, PLM being the data management tool for design and engineering.  PLM helps to drive the product lifecycle in an organization.  PLM systems aid...

Benefits of Virtual Simulation for Engineering Managers

Success can be measured by many standards.  In product engineering, manufacturing and production, success is often measured by three standards: (1) profitability; (2) competitiveness; and, (3) design. It’s no accident that I listed them in this order. Regardless of a...

Avoid the High Cost of Production Downtime with Deviation Analysis

How Deviation Analysis aids Inspection in Aerospace & Defense. When it comes to production downtimes, the tangible and intangible costs can be overwhelming as well as detrimental to manufacturing organizations. One of the best ways to quickly jump these costly and...

8 Industries that 3D Modeling Has Revolutionized

There’s hardly an industry around that hasn’t been impacted in some way by 3D CAD modeling. From the entertainment industry to the manufacturing industry, 3D models abound. Even the Smithsonian Institution has gotten in on the act by creating the first-ever 3D...

7 Tips for R2V Image Conversion

7 Tips for R2V Image Conversion Most of the time, the raster images that customers send us for conversion are images that they’ve scanned from original mylar or paper drawings. When we get an image like this, the first thing we look at is the quality of the raster...

3D Scanning & Data Capture Considerations and Processes

3D Scanning & Data Capture Considerations and Processes 3D Scanning is a method of digitally capturing the shape of a physical object without touching or affecting the object in any way.  It is totally non-destructive.   Laser scanning is the fastest, most...

3D CAD Conversion Helps Manufacturing Survive Competition

Global Markets…Global Unrest… Overseas Manufacturing…What should U.S. manufacturers do to survive in this competitive world? First, and foremost a manufacturer must deliver services and products in a short time and at a fair price.  This means shortening the design to...

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