It’s been a long time since we eliminated manual design drafting from the mainstream, but do we truly value its replacement?
Allowing unrivaled design development, endless iterations and optimizations, incomprehensible attention to detail and scalability that would be either tiresome or impossible to do manually, computer-aided design (CAD) enables engineers to craft more precise designs and manipulate them virtually in almost every imaginable way.
Combined with its close cousin, computer-aided design and drafting (CADD), the use of now irreplaceable technology allows for spectacular 3D visualization whereby its possible to comprehend properties like height, width, distance, material, or color before the model is used for a particular application, and possibly most importantly, it allows for troubleshooting design errors before a prototype is created.
The automotive industry saw the benefits of these systems early, and took on the challenge to transform the industry’s use of the ‘new’ tech as far back as the 1980's. An innovation that helped the auto world produce innovative new designs of both interiors and exteriors of vehicles and propel manufacturers and their suppliers to truly global status.
The fascinating systems we have in operation today are, however, a world away from those early pieces of software in everything but the name. The power they now bring allows specialist #injectionmolding companies such as NS-K to work hand-in-hand with customers to share design prototypes in real-time virtually and work as an extended team to perfect the design in readiness for mold building and production runs. Saving huge amounts of time and cost in doing so.
Not satisfied with utilizing only the imagery and visualization capability that CAD brings, the systems used by plastic experts NS-K, also comprise design analysis techniques that also help to pinpoint potential moldability issues right at the initial stage. It’s this attention to detail that results in the guarantee of exceptional quality for every project.
So, do we value the substantial benefits of CAD? If you’re planning on manufacturing a product then get in touch with the NS-K team to find out. It will become immediately apparent to see how they have embraced this technology and how they can guide you through the entire A-Z process of utilizing its huge benefits.