Here at Euro Machining in Santa Clara, CA we use the latest 3D CAD/CAM systems such as SolidWorks, AutoCAD, and MasterCAM. Our programmers start by studying your current design environment, your operating constraints, and your design goals. This typically involves the following steps:
Designing a 3D Model
The first step is to design a 3D model of the part or product using the software. This can be done by creating a sketch and then extruding, revolving, or lofting it to create a 3D shape.
Creating a Virtual Assembly
If the part or product consists of multiple components, a virtual assembly can be created by combining the 3D models of each component. This allows the designer to check for interference and fitment issues before manufacturing.
Simulating the Design
Once the 3D model or assembly is complete, it can be simulated to ensure that it will function as intended. Simulations can include stress analysis, fluid flow analysis, and motion analysis, among others.
After the design is finalized and simulated, the software can generate toolpaths that will be used by CNC machines to manufacture the part or product. This involves specifying cutting tools, cutting speeds, and cutting depths, among other parameters.
Outputting the Data
Once the toolpaths are generated, the data can be output in a variety of formats, including G-code, STL, and STEP. This data can then be sent to CNC machines for manufacturing.
Overall, using 3D CAD/CAM systems like SolidWorks, AutoCAD, and MasterCAM allows designers to create highly detailed and accurate 3D models, simulate the design, and generate toolpaths for manufacturing, all in a single software environment. This streamlines the design and manufacturing process and can result in faster turnaround times and higher-quality products. Interested in learning more?
Contact Us Today
Our automated and computer-enhanced CNC machines provide precision, production speed, and products finished on time or ahead of schedule. If you have questions, please contact us here. Thanks for your interest!