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  • JP Crystal

3D CAD Designing and Drafting in Melbourne

Designing and drafting in Metal Fabrication Dandenong

Greetings! Today we are going to talk about designing in metal fabrication.

We shall cover the basics like what is designing, how it helps, etc. This blog is

for beginners, so you can skip to the last paragraph if you know about

designing already.

What is designing?

Designing is the act of planning what your final product is going to look like.

You can either hand-draw it, but these days, we do it online. You need to

include measurements, any drills or cuts, and many other elements.

Some software you could use are SolidWorks, AutoCAD, Inventor, etc. Even if

kids want to see how it works, they can try a program called TinkerCAD is quite

fun and easy.

FUN FACT: Metalworking was carried out by the South Asian inhabitants of

Mehrgarh between 7000 and 3300 BCE. The end of the beginning of

metalworking occurs sometime around 6000. By then, Ancient civilizations

knew of 7 metals.

How does designing help when fabricating?

Designing helps many manufacturing businesses because when you have a

straightforward, easy-to-follow design, your welder can easily copy it and make

your product. Designing especially helps when you have to send an order out

to someone else. If you just explain with words, they would have many

questions, and it would be very unclear. Designing also makes your business

look quite professional.

How to design

Well, the way you design may vary depending on what website you use, but

here are the basics:

1. Start with a simple shape.

2. Next, cut the pieces that you do not have form the shape.

3. Check measurements are correct for each dimension and side.

4. Do any other adjustments needed to perfect your product.

In TinkerCAD - which I mentioned earlier - you can change the colour of your

piece and you can make it transparent.

Designing at Aston

Aston Precision based in the Dandenong area of Melbourne Australia offers a wide range of products and services which is best in class.

These include:

  • CNC Machining

  • Laser Cutting

  • Metal fabrication

  • Press Brake folding

  • MIG and TIG welding on Stainless and Mild Steel.

  • 3D design and drafting

We use the latest 3D software Solidworks to design, draft and manufacture product from concept.

Contact us today for your metal manufacturing needs at 03 8595 6706 or email us at

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