Alpesh Patel's Blog (14)

Why are Fabrication drawings indispensable for Fabricators

Manufacturing sector is on the cusp of two major (still ongoing) transformations – adopting new digitization technology and transforming legacy designs to CAD. Fabricators are jumping on the bandwagon to explore the most efficient…


Added by Alpesh Patel on January 1, 2020 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Shopfitting made easy with SolidWorks/Inventor

Creating customized furniture and fittings lie at the heart of the modern shopfitting manufacturing process. Until now, shopfitting design engineers worked with CAD platforms like AutoCAD – popular for 2D CAD drawings – to create layouts, engineering drawings for production and other…


Added by Alpesh Patel on September 12, 2019 at 8:00am — No Comments

Tactfully using SolidWorks for Surface Modeling

“SolidWorks is fundamentally a solid modeler.”

On the contrary to this popular belief across the industrial design engineer’s fraternity; SolidWorks offers a range of 3D modeling and sketching tools that help the design engineer achieve greater efficiency even for surface modeling - often termed as SolidWorks…


Added by Alpesh Patel on October 23, 2018 at 10:02am — No Comments

2D CAD vs MBD: Challenges in Reading Many-facets of Design Interpretation

In the age of 3D CAD model annotations, there still exists manufacturing organizations and manufacturers who are not even close to dropping 2D manufacturing drawings for daily shop floor operations.

Let us revisit the challenges and…


Added by Alpesh Patel on June 27, 2018 at 8:14am — No Comments

Reverse Engineering Solutions: Eliminating Metal Support Structures

Owing to the lower fabrication costs, higher durability and easy availability, sheet metal parts are extensively used in the industrial machinery, especially for enclosures and fixtures. Physical properties of light weight and relatively high hardness make aluminum and cast iron the two most popularly choices. But all this is a fancy…


Added by Alpesh Patel on February 13, 2018 at 9:30am — No Comments

How Product Configurator increases Profitability for Building Product Designers

Today’s building product industry is required to manage a variety of product and also addresses the needs of rapidly evolving markets. Being…


Added by Alpesh Patel on November 24, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments

3D CAD Generative Designs: Making Impossible Industrial Designs Possible

Imagine the number of design alternatives that come with the exploration of all possible permutation and combinations of a single 3D CAD design which is prepared. Now imagine the kind of business opportunities and the worth it can…


Added by Alpesh Patel on August 15, 2017 at 2:00am — No Comments

Furniture: Mass Customization Can Boost Up Underperforming Business

Mass Customization for Furniture Manufacturers: End of “One Size Fits All”

Furniture is all about personalization. We love to choose furniture…


Added by Alpesh Patel on May 8, 2017 at 4:40am — No Comments

Sheet Metal Enclosures: Engineering of Designs & Art of Designing

Sheet metal designing is a complex process and requires several skills related to metal works, and compromises in design intent, machine capability and working…


Added by Alpesh Patel on March 30, 2017 at 3:04am — No Comments

Invest in CAD for Aircraft Design to Supercharge the Benefits

Today’s growing need of bringing down product development time is evidently felt more in the aerospace industry. The major contributing factor to keep product development schedules short is to have a strong digital design process in place.

Traditional Mylar sheets…


Added by Alpesh Patel on January 5, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments

Outsource Reverse Engineering of Products for Enhanced Quality and Accuracy

In 2013, DailyMail reported that Iran has been mass producing copies of US drone through reverse engineering of designs from the machine that they had captured. While this is a talk of two different nations, firms at every level in various nations too use reverse engineering as an emerging tool for quality end products.…


Added by Alpesh Patel on December 22, 2016 at 2:09am — No Comments

Why Process Industries Should Adopt Solid Modeling?

Process equipment manufacturers and plant owners still have 2D design approach across many phases. As a design support company, our clients from this specific industry often have this question of what difference it will make for…


Added by Alpesh Patel on October 7, 2016 at 1:30am — No Comments

Adopt 3D CAD in the Product Design Process to Improve Productivity

Bringing an innovative product to the market involves multiple steps, and the first step is to bring conceptual idea to 3D model, which is usually developed through CAD tools.…


Added by Alpesh Patel on September 12, 2016 at 3:00am — 1 Comment

Improved Finite Element Simulations to Expedite Product Development

Sheet metal parts are increasingly being developed by simulating the deformation process, in order to optimize the development time and improve the design quality. These simulations are often compared with modern optical measuring methods working on the…


Added by Alpesh Patel on September 6, 2016 at 5:15am — No Comments


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