Computer Aided Design & Drafting
FROM CONCEPTual DESIGN, TO complex mechanisms AND precise MACHINED components WE USE CADD TO ENSURE DESIGN INTENT IS MAINTAINED THROUGHOUT THE PROCESS
To offer the best quality, accuracy and productivity, Form Lab relies heavily on Computer Aided Design & Drafting (#CADD) software. By leveraging CADD we're able to create parametric designs that can quickly & efficiently be adapted based on development or production needs whilst maintaining revision control to provide an auditable history of changes.
This level of control management allows changes to be implemented in real-time, reducing development lifecycles and ultimately overall project costs.
"If the only tool you have is hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail"
- Abraham Maslow
We understand not every problem can be resolved with the same broad-brush approach. We work with our clients to fully understand their requirements before selecting an appropriate response to their need.
We wouldn't recommend using volume production methods & tools for a bespoke / one-off part. Subsequently we wouldn't attempt to provide detailed manufacturing files using tools not up to the job or without following the correct production approval process. We're able to work at both ends of the scale and will always aim to provide a measured solution that best meets your requirements today, and beyond tomorrow...
We're expert operators of many CADD packages including Solidworks, Autodesk Inventor & Autodesk Fusion. We're also proficient with other popular packages including such as AutoDesk AutoCAD, PTC Creo, Siemens Solid Edge, as well as emerging packages such OnShape.
To learn more about the benefits of digitising your designs with CADD, get in touch to discuss. We offer digitising services to bring your designs in to the 21st century.