At 3D hub we provide smart solutions that consider the whole picture from product design to engineering.
Product & Industrial Design
Product and industrial design focuses on the interfaces between a product and its users. The benefit gained from the possession and use of a product is attained at a functional level as well as at aesthetic and subconscious levels.
Good industrial design will ensure that a product stands out from competitors, is a pleasure to use and aligns with a company's brand.
Mechanical design is based on the physical components that make up a product. The shape of components, the selection of suitable materials plus appropriate manufacturing and assembly methods are critical to profitability.
Many factors are considered including production volumes,
environmental factors, applied loads, the speed of movement, cost and statutory regulations.
The Reverse Engineering process is the discovery of the technological principles of an existing device or object through analysis of its structure, function, and operation.
Our 3D scanner has become a viable method to create a 3D virtual model of an existing physical part for use in the reverse engineering process.
Morphogenesis™ - structural optimisation
The 9 Step Morphogenesis ™ process uses a combination of our services to create a process that gets the best results out of Structure Optimisation (topology optimisation) software.
Topology Optimisation software build geometry inside a defined volume based on loads applied to it. This give us the ability to only put material where it needs to be resulting in light, strong parts.
Project Management encompasses the overall process of product design and considers the array of activities that take place all driving toward the common goal of a commercially successful product/solution.
Good design management will track the design process across all disciplines and coordinate the activities required during each phase
3D Hub utilizes both internal resources and external specialist sub-contractors in an effort to produce prototypes that can have the form and function in their representation of the production product.
3D Hub uses the very latest in Computer Aided Design (CAD) software to create product design solutions that are considerate of both form and function. 3D CAD files of the product components can be individually exported and supplied to the manufacturer along with detailed engineering drawings (up to A0).
Whether a solid machined component or an elegant organic surface is required 3D Hub can design and create the vision in CAD and be confident this can then be turned into a production design solution.
3D Hub has significant experience in both surface and solid modelling and will interpret the industrial and mechanical design solution to ensure the vision is translated into the 3D form and production solution.
3D Hub uses design research tools to provide the team with tangible information that can be employed to add depth to any product development.
Whether it is researching a potential product market, technology, or history - research enables the team at 3D Hub to fully understand, verify, and employ such knowledge throughout a design project.
Finite Element Analysis
Within any product design project there are risk factors that can cause product failure. It is desirable to mitigate these risk factors before manufacturing begins. Mechanical analysis utilizes powerful computer simulations and design techniques to identify potential risks and verify whether a design will perform all necessary functions.
It can also help predict where faults/stress may occur which can then be rectified in the design phase.
The ongoing supply of components and products needs to be managed to ensure sales channels remain supplied with quality product. In addition, improvements to the product may be prompted by feedback from the first consumers.
3D Hub can provide ongoing support in this area, customised to the needs of each client.
DFMEA, IMPACT TESTING, CORROSION TESTING, FIELD TESTING, RIG-TEST DESIGN
It is important to verify a design by testing the physical product. A well implemented test program considers all the factors that may affect a product during its life cycle including misuse or unexpected environmental exposure.
Testing during the design project guides and identifies critical factors early avoiding costly redesign in later stages.