Examples of Reverse Engineering   In engineering, sometimes you don’t have a physical component’s schemes, documentation or technical data, that’s when reverse engineering comes in handy. As the process of extracting information from an existing product and then duplicating it, reverse engineering goes through the design process in the opposite direction, into developing a new product based on the extracted information from a product which is already in circulation. This is generally done by breaking

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Is CAD Drafting a Good Career?   CAD drafters specialize in the use of computer-aided design software to create schemes and technical drawings. Their purpose is to produce a visual guideline towards how something will be made, through detailed dimensions, procedures, and materials. The designs are done following a set of norms and technical specifications that serve a purpose for the further understanding of anyone reading the schemes. Drafters are a key component required in

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How to Use CAD to Design Jewelry   Long gone are those days when jewelry was practiced by grey-bearded craftsmen sitting on ancient workbenches handling antique tools. Even just a few decades ago, a jewelry designer needed to have expertise in lots of architectural and functional knowledge of materials and draw heavily detailed technical sketches in order to begin the process of crafting a piece of jewelry. But that focus is slowly turning around, nowadays,

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Mechanical Engineering Drawing Software   Mechanical engineering drawing software products are used to design, inspect and manage 2D drawings and 3D models in an efficient way. These software products are used across an array of project fields, mostly for the manufacture of mechanical parts and prototype concepts, and for the design of production molds. Given the large amount of CAD software products there are, as a mechanical engineer or CAD drafter, you may be wondering

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How to Make a Mold for Foam Casting   So, you want to get creative and make a foam casting mold. There are many purposes for creating molds from making movie props, building toys, to making footwear, furniture, even automotive and construction equipment or just simply replicating family heirlooms. Practically any design can be custom casted in foam with the correct processes, tools and materials. Let’s look at some of the materials you can use,

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Precision Machining Tools   Dating as far back as the dark ages, man has always looked for and invented ways to make our lives easier and more convenient. And what better way to do so than creating ‘the Machine’! This invention has certainly saved us time, money and a lot of effort. The first known machining tool ever made was the potter’s wheel in ancient Egypt, and the existence of the water driven lathe dates

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Injection Molding Design Guidelines and Principles   If you’re reading this article you might be asking yourself “What are the Guidelines and Principles of Injection Molding?”. Well, we’ll tell you! There are a number of injection molding guidelines and best practices or principles to follow to ensure that you get the best results in your next injection molding project. Injection Molding Design Guidelines include: Make sure you use uniform wall thicknesses throughout the part to

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What is Precision CNC Machining?   Computers play a huge role in our lives. One could even go as far as saying they have taken over. Misplace your cellphone for 5 minutes and its panic stations! It’s safe to say that this digital age has opened many new doors and created a lot of new opportunities once unheard of, in terms of business and industry. It connects so many moving parts, making it easier than ever

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Why Are Some Patent Drawings Hand Drawn?   Ah, so you want to know why Patent Drawings are hand drawn. Good question! Well, simply put there are rules that must be followed when submitting for a patent on your drawing. But these rules do not specify that you need to use a computer to create a patent drawing. It’s up to you how the drawing is created, and many people opt to submit hand-drawn patent

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How to Make a 3D Product Animation   What is 3D Product Animation? 3D Animation is the way of the future in movie making, advertising, merchandising, product design etc. Mechanical 3D product animation is the process of developing authentic three-dimensional Computer-Generated Imagery (or CGI) animation to visibly represent the design, assemblies and methodologies or processes of various mechanical products and their elements. 3D product animation not only enhances product features for a host of advertising

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