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Sheet Metal Fabricators Should Change Their Imperative Tool. Posted by Jaydeep Chauhan on August 1st, 2017 If a metal fabrication shop doesn’t change and resists adoption of new technologies; it will soon get obsolete.

Sheet Metal Fabricators Should Change Their Imperative Tool

The same goes for sheet metal fabricators, if they do not change their tools at right time, they too will become redundant. By doing so, fabricators will only be obstructing innovation that drives technically robust and ergonomically efficient designs. It will be equally true even for the fabricators who are CAD driven. Is the right cutting tool sufficient for quality sheet metal fabrication? Popularly used sheet metals [viz. steel] will have a gauge size that varies between 9 and 13 and thickness from 0.17 inches to 0.12 inches. However, the matter here isn’t about cutting. The list of question to be accounted before only undertaking fabrication can go endless. From this, we can derive the fact that choosing the correct tool for cutting or any fabrication isn’t the only concern and the imperative factor. Design Automation: An interesting variant for repetitive furniture manufacturing.

»News»Building Products» Design Automation: An Interesting Variant for Repetitive Furniture Manufacturing Building Products Posted by Kashyap Vyas on July 18th, 2017.

Design Automation: An interesting variant for repetitive furniture manufacturing

Managing Process Equipment Designs and Market Trends with CAD. By Usha B.

Managing Process Equipment Designs and Market Trends with CAD

Trivedi, a Technical Writer at TrueCADD - Gujarat, India Heat exchangers find the largest application in various verticals of process industry, be it food processing, chemical processing, pulp and paper, HVACR, power generation or any other. Heat exchangers are probably one of those equipments that have undergone constant fundamental changes in designs and forms since the evolution. Due to changes in this one component, the entire market of processing industry is experiencing transition. In an era of changes, 2D CAD drafting and 3D CAD modelling of heat exchanger designs accommodate innovations and keep fabricators tuned at the market demands frequency. Impromptu rise in demands of Heat Exchangers in various geographies Almost all the technologically advanced nations have seen a sharp rise in demand, hence the increase in the capacity of heat exchangers.

As we report, the heat exchanger market is expected to reach USD 19.14 Billion. Multiple Ideates for Shelter Structure is a Bane with Product Configurator. Posted by Jaydeep Chauhan on July 19th, 2017 Last month, when Elon Musk’s Tesla announced about the launching of cheap solar roofs, it must have sent a jitter down the spines to fabricators of shelter structures and metal canopies.

Multiple Ideates for Shelter Structure is a Bane with Product Configurator

These sheet metal fabricators see solar roofs attacking their business, no matter how versatile their own products are. Like Tesla, there are numerous entrants with some new features every now and then. Sheet Metal Welding made easy with Efficient Fixturing Systems. Main stream sheet metal fabricators are learning that fabricating their own machining tools is more profitable when the core focus is reducing manufacturing lead time.

Sheet Metal Welding made easy with Efficient Fixturing Systems

Finding the right kind of tool and workpiece holding jigs & fixtures will contribute a lot towards achieving higher productivity. Simultaneously, virtual reality [VR] has gained a considerable traction across the fabrication industry. It is being seen as an emerging potential and is being deployed for pragmatic applications of CAD, CAM, and CAE.

Top of this, availability of fully immersive headset, has also eased the workflows with real-time assistance to fabricators on shop floor. How 3D CAD for sheet metal design unfolds better productivity - Metal Working World Magazine. In a digital era, leading manufacturers are eying to automate factories, capitalize on big data, drive predictive maintenance and collaborate efficiently with suppliers and partners on part designs with 3D tools.

How 3D CAD for sheet metal design unfolds better productivity - Metal Working World Magazine

It is important then for fabricators to raise their digital quotient and prepare them for Industry 4.0, before their competitors do. The first major change as such should occur in replacing the 2D design approach. Kiosk Manufacturers Should Partner for CAD Design Support and Not for Manufacturing. How Sheet Metal Fabricators Can Remain Efficient From Concept through Production with 3D CAD - GineersNow Community.

Sheet metal fabrication is a complicated process.

How Sheet Metal Fabricators Can Remain Efficient From Concept through Production with 3D CAD - GineersNow Community

Unlike solids, the design of sheet metal products starts with a 2D metal sheet, which is folded, bended, punched, welded and finally converted to the desired shape. A lot of engineering hours are often required in developing 2D flat patterns that go as DXF files in the CNC machine to make required cuts in the metal sheet. More often, fabricators at the shop floor have to accommodate changes in the design to suit the tooling capabilities and DFM (Design for Manufacturability) requirements, which leads to change orders and eventually delays the development. Importance of PMI Annotated 3D CAD Models to Reduce Fabrication Costs. Fabrication companies for automotive products like jigs and fixtures are well aware of the challenges of documenting all the technical papers required for fabricating the smallest fixture; in the era when CAD software like SolidWorks or Autodesk’s AutoCAD did not prevail.

Importance of PMI Annotated 3D CAD Models to Reduce Fabrication Costs

These documents may varyingly range from owner’s manual to installation drawings, including 2D part drawings, part lists, wired diagrams, marketing content, bill of materials, and everything else pertaining to the component that is to be fabricated. The real pain of producing and storing these documents is the cost incurred which is not easily affordable for any fabrication unit. Excluding the necessary costs of doing business; there are ways to reduce these unnecessary overheads & still have desired effects of putting money to the bottom line of business. Did you know about the added costs in fabrication business? They say, “Every second spent extra is an added cost of doing the business.” Sheet Metal Design: 5 Tips to Choose the Right CAD Software.

Posted by Jaydeep Chauhan on June 14th, 2017 Sheet metal design varies drastically compared to solid modeling, requiring specialized drafting and modeling tools that can generate design data helpful for the fabricators.

Sheet Metal Design: 5 Tips to Choose the Right CAD Software

Contrary to solid objects, sheet metal components are fabricated from a 2D sheet through operations like bending, welding and punching to turn it into a 3D object. This necessitates design engineers to include provisions in the model that they are designing, so that fabricators can convert the design to sheet metal component successfully. The special design requirements as such calls for a CAD system that provides the right tools to the designer that are specific to sheet metal.

With proper drafting and modeling tools, the design can be quickly pushed to shop floor, while wrong ones delay the fabrication process and eventually lead to loss of time, material and profitability. Additive Manufacturing Ready CAD Designs: Staying Profitable During Transition. Trending now in Sheet metal business, fabricators gear up with CAD.

5 Areas that Show CAD Generated P&Ids are Data Rich. Posted by Jaydeep Chauhan on June 7th, 2017 Technically, before a processing plant is operative, a large sum of money is invested in installation and procurement of necessary machinery and equipment to setup across the facility.

5 Areas that Show CAD Generated P&Ids are Data Rich

This calls for erecting the plant with duly checked piping needs along with controls, support and services. With the piping engineer on board, necessary designs and installation can be taken care of. However, the need of accurate designs as per their intended need is of key importance. 4 ways automation has changed the job role of CAD design engineer.

5 Stories to Help Your Sheet Metal Fabrication Business Transform to Digital. Product Development Posted by Kashyap Vyas on June 5th, 2017 Industry 4.0 is all about digitizing manufacturing operations, capitalizing on big data, automating factories and collaborating efficiently with suppliers through 3D design and visualization tools. There are discussions growing all over about how technologies like Augmented Reality (AR) and Internet of Things (IoT) will take manufacturing sector further to the next level. But, when we look at the actual scenario, almost 90% of small fabrication units still rely on 2D processes. Augmented Reality Meets Manufacturing. Frank Bauman would have never thought the fictional electronic spectacles (aka Character Markers) he imagined in the illustrated novel The Master Key would be a reality someday.

These glasses would let wearers see letters on the foreheads of people, indicating their character. Good people would bear the letter “G,” evil ones the letter “E,” and so on, letting wearers immediately know the true nature of all the people they encounter. Though still firmly in the realm of fiction, developments in augmented reality (AR) are bringing this sci-fi device closer to reality. AR today connects the computer and physical worlds with human experience, opening possibilities that can further blur the lines between virtual reality and reality.

However, AR is still seen as a technology best suited for the gaming industry, and we can blame Pokémon GO for this common notion. 3D CAD helps Metal Fabricators to Embrace the Digital Thread Opportunity. Science Published on May 28th, 2017 | by Guest The future of industry is digital. Often termed as the “digital thread” – a single data source covering the design from concept to finished parts holds a great potential for the metal fabrication sector. The data-driven advantage with digital thread can enable fabricators to make a quantum leap in productivity, quality and machine efficiency. Switching to a New CAD Tool? Read This First! As a manufacturer, when was the last time you heard a major OEM switchingthe enterprise CAD platform to a newer one? Companies rarely take the decision of changing their CAD tools entirely, and rather prefer upgrading the existing ones as a better alternative.

Fabricators have to Select the Best Bad CAD Design Option for Profitability. 3D Furniture Design and Rendering: Effective Advertising Solution for Manufacturers. Posted by Jaydeep Chauhan on May 22nd, 2017 Furniture manufacturers globally, struggle with one common challenge – finding the right way to advertise their products. 3D Modeling & Rendering; Enrich Furniture Sales Catalogue with Photorealistic Designs. DriveWorks: To Create that Engaging Customer Buying Experience for Your Boring Products – DriveWorks: CAD Design Automation & Customization. We sell pressure vessels, storage tanks, industrial pumps, gas burners, platforms and… did I just make you fall asleep while I write this? Let’s face it, there are companies who sell pretty boring stuff but are important for our economy. Unlike Marvel’s new comic series or Apple’s new iPhone, there are products that don’t help in raising eyebrows or bringing excitement within the masses, but are actually important to many.

Industrial equipment isn’t exciting, but is critical for every industrial plant. Add Value to Your Shopfitting Business with Online Configurator. 3D Design and Rendering for Wooden Furniture Manufacturers. Building Products. Combining CAD and Cloud – A Different Look. If one believes of the buzz in CAD designing world, there are widely two opinions that are being discussed in and around CAD and cloud technology being collaborated. Metal 3D Printing Complements Machining; It’s Not a Replacement. The ambitious claims of 3D printing technology to revolutionize the way we do almost anything has the potential, but the technology is not quite there yet, at least not in the near future. How SolidWorks can help in to manage Large & Complex Sheet Metal Assemblies? Furniture: Mass Customization Can Boost Up Underperforming Business. SOLIDWORKS & DriveWorks for your CAD Drafting, Modeling & Design Automation Needs. Posted by Jaydeep Chauhan on March 30th, 2017 With more than 3 million users all over the globe, SOLIDWORKS leads the CAD industry with nearly 50% market share.

The tool has been helping designers, engineers and manufacturers in number of ways and making it possible to ideate, design and manufacture high-quality products with enhanced productivity. Globally, engineers rely on the capabilities of SOLIDWORKS to efficiently convert complicated product design ideas to manufacturing ready 3D CAD models and drawings that can be put straight to manufacturing with quickest turnaround. The parametric modeling facility empowers designers to quickly develop complex parts and assemblies, evaluate them through simulation and push the designs for fabrication or manufacturing faster. Who can Use CPQ? 3 Signs that Indicate Your Existing CAD Solution Needs an Upgrade. How DriveWorks Adds Value to your Electrical Enclosure Manufacturing Business. Create Robust Sales & Production Deliverables for Furniture Business with DriveWorks – DriveWorks: CAD Design Automation & Customization. SolidWorks & DriveWorks: A Success way for Stairway Manufacturers.

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Efficient Sheet Metal Fabrication of Processing Equipments by Leveraging 3D CAD Modeling & PDM Plugins. CAD fabrication drawings of automotive components. Tools & Die Manufacturer Turn to CAD to Increase Sales & Decrease Costs. Pressure vessel design by analysis versus design by rule. Hire SolidWorks Designers: Hire DriveWorks Professionals & CAD Drafters. Heavy Machinery Equipment Manufacturers can Improve Productivity through CAD Design Support Solutions. Sheet Metal Enclosures: Engineering of Designs & Art of Designing. Fabricators – Integrate CAD & ERP Data or Pay for your Mistakes.