Computer Aided Design (CAD)

We provide CAD services to a range of industries, including: motorsport and engineering; transport and industrial; medical and scientific; and model making and art.

Our engineers are used to working in fast paced, continuous development environments, delivering innovative design and engineering with a ‘right first time’ attitude.

A full component and engineering product design service from initial conceptual schemes to finished part.

For larger projects, a design proposal and specification with detailed costings, lead times and expected project outputs can be provided after an initial consultation.

Design of bonding and assembly jigs in carbon, aluminium and 3D printed materials are available, as well as aluminium and 3D printed direct tooling (picture). The latter is ideal for use with short production runs and to reduce lead-times by removing the need for pattern and mould making.

Rapid Direct Tooling is ideal for use with short productions runs and to reduce lead-time by removing the need for pattern and mould making.

We are proficient with and run leading CAD engineering software packages including Catia V5, Siemens NX, 3DExperience and Solidworks.


What is Computer Aided Design (CAD)?

Computer Aided Design (CAD) is the process of creating a technical drawing with the use of computer software. CAD is used across a wide range of industries. The 3D Consultancy provides CAD services to a wide range of industries.

What is CAD software?

CAD software uses either vector-based graphics to depict the objects of traditional drafting. It may also be used to produce raster graphics showing the appearance of designed objects. The output of CAD can convey information, such as materials, processes, dimensions and tolerances according to application-specific conventions. The 3D Consultancy uses a range of CAD software to suit the needs of clients, including CATIA, NX and SolidWorks.

Where is CAD used?

CAD is used extensively across a wide range of industries such as automotive, aerospace, shipbuilding, architectural design and medical sciences. It is also used in movies for to produce special effects and in advertising and technical manuals. The 3D Consultancy provide a full spectrum of CAD support services to clients.

What are the advantages of CAD?

There are both advantages and disadvantages of CAD: Some of the advantages of using Computer Aided Designs (CAD) include time saving, avoiding costly mistakes and improving the quality of the design; and the disadvantages may include costly start-up expenses, elaborate training and the difficulty of some users in understanding conceptual form. The 3D Consultancy is able to help clients exploit the advantages of using CAD and minimise the risk and impacts of the disadvantages.


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