Sheet metal 3D CAD/CAM model used fro stainless steel assembly
Being ‘tin bashers’ is not all hands on production when it comes to sheet metal work. Obviously the actual sheet metal work has to be produced on the shop floor with our skilled staff using cutting, punching, bending and welding equipment but there is a lot of preparation that has to be completed before any sheet metal work can be started. We often have to start with the clever computer bit as with this 3D sheet metal fabrication assembly that was created to check out the fit of all the parts. These 3D models, as well as allowing us to better understand the components we are going to manufacture, are an important source of manufacturing information. This information can lead to the data needed to program our CNC punching and bending machines. The process can work in reverse with us using our production data to generate CAD drawings and 3D models for our customers to take back into their systems to be used again in new sheet metal designs.