What is CAD?
CAD (Computer-Aided Design) is computer software popularly used for creating detailed 2D drawings or 3D models. CAD software is predominantly used by engineers, artists, drafters and architects for use in various design mediums. CAD software helps designers to effectively visualise what their design will look like as a physical product. It helps to accurately plan out designs before moving towards the manufacturing process. CAD software also allows to cater for any design flaws. By creating a realistic visualisation of a design, it’s possible to note any flaws in a design before moving forward to the production phase. This helps to save time, potential loss of money and materials and helps to create an overall more refined product.
CAD Design For Foam Products
In regards to the foam industry, many of our clients benefit from CAD design in order to effectively visualise their desired foam product. CAD files are ideal for clients searching for bespoke foam designs, who may have an idea of what they need, but is lacking in refined detail. Oftentimes, our clients will approach us with an idea for a foam product in mind. This is sometimes conveyed to us verbally, sometimes on a paper template or even through a drawing or sketch. Most of the time products requiring a CAD design tend to be more intricate when compared to some other foam products we produce.
Converting CAD Files Into CAM Files
When creating bespoke foam cut to size for clients, we use CAD software to fully plan out the design. We then finalise our CAD designs with our clients before moving on to the production process. Once the CAD file has been finalised, we convert it to a CAM (Computer-Aided Manufacturing) file. We do this because CNC (Computer Numerical Control) cutting equipment cannot read CAD files. Converting a CAD file to a CAM file makes it possible for our CNC equipment to correctly read and follow it. This is because CAM files are made up of a series of numerical values, which prompts CNC equipment to operate in specific ways.
If you would like to discuss CAD design with a member of our team, please feel free to contact us.
Who We’ve Worked With
We’ve worked with many influential companies over the years, all of whom have sought expert knowledge and high-quality foam products at affordable prices. We’re proud to say that these clients all found and received what they needed working with us. Take a look for yourself and see the brands that have benefited from our expertise. For a full list of our clients, make sure to visit our clients page.