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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org