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3D Design & Engineering
The product development cycle does not have to be a costly and time-consuming process. With 3D design and modelling, our experts at SIRIM can help you transform your idea into physical reality.
Complex shapes that would be difficult to convey in technical drawings become easier to grasp if you have a 3D computer model that you can see on a screen. Beyond merely modelling the shape of the product, our visualisation and simulation software allows you to render realistic imagery of your product.
At a Glance
• 3D product modelling aids in achieving a faster development cycle
3D Digitisation & Inspection - A digital eye for perfection
In industries such as automobile manufacturing and aerospace, components must be produced to exacting standards in order to fit together flawlessly. The slightest deviation in the geometry of a component could render it's unusable, requiring a revision of your manufacturing process in order to correct the error. While tactile inspection techniques can be used for inspecting some components, these techniques are slow and may not be sufficient to deal with complicated geometric features, such as concave surfaces and deep cavities.
The same 3D design technology that you can use to visualise a product at conception can also function in reverse. Through laser scanning, SIRIM's engineers can read an existing object's physical features into 3D data, no matter how complex its shape. 3D digitisation techniques allow you to virtually compare the scanned object to the correct tolerances that you expect, without having to physically bring together different components from multiple sites.
Digitising a model for inspection also has the benefit of minimising physical contact with fragile, soft or flexible materials during the inspection process. Our 3D digitising technology is ideal for inspecting soft plastic or rubber parts which might deform from contact with traditional measuring methods, involving touch probes.
3D CAE and CAD/CAID– Technologies for efficiency With 3D modelling, you can also benefit from Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) software for designing and engineering your product.
Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software is commonly used in drafting and designing the technical aspects and manufacturing factors of your product. In addition, Computer-Aided Industrial Design (CAID) is a subset of CAD more oriented towards aesthetic design, allowing you to rapidly transform initial sketches into 3D curves and surfaces to give your design more substance.
CAE also includes the simulation, verification and optimisation of products and manufacturing tools. With CAE software, our experts can perform stress analysis, thermal and fluid flow analysis, mechanical event simulation, and analysis of manufacturing operations such as casting, moulding and die press forming.
Express your vision
By simulating a product in 3D, you can see how it would function in a real-world context, without producing the actual physical article. For instance, you can see how clothing would look upon a wearer by placing a simulated garment upon a 3D model of a human body and seeing how well it fits and how the fabric drapes the body. By subjecting the computer model to rigorous tests, you can eliminate many potentially costly missteps from the development cycle.
Instead of waiting through the product development cycle for the first prototype to be produced, you can see your product fleshed out on a computer screen from the very start.
Highly detailed 3D visualisations will allow you to produce promotional material to aid in promotion and marketing of the product at an early stage, when finding sufficient investment is critical.