Technologies: On-Site Measurements and Photo Taking, SolidWorks Sheet Metal, SolidWorks Weldments, Machine Design, Prototype to Upgraded Model, SolidWorks Drawing, BOM.
The initial Prototype had already been installed on the production floor in multiple places. However, the design could be improved in different areas, and durability needed to increase to match actual production usage behavior and preferences. On-site measurements and photos of the prototype was taken, so that a SolidWorks Sheet and Weldment Machine Design could reverse engineered from said photo references. A ‘Mock” model of the existing connecting machinery was done for quality control purposes. Several upgrade concepts were debated and with client approval, the final design was finalized. The client also requested several changes so that it could be fabricated easily and cheaply.
Drafting + Detailing:
The final design was summarized in a 2D drawing with Bill of Materials (BOM) for Quoting, Purchasing, and Production purposes. Master and Sub-Assembly Drawings included over-all dimensions, critical dimensions, ISO views with balloons, and close-up detail views. Individual part views, including ISO, folded and flat patterns were detailed. Part annotations included part number, description, corresponding BOM Balloon number, and quantity. BOM’s included part numbers, descriptions, materials and total quantity.