Product Modelling is bifurcated into 2 Categories namely –
1) Inorganic Surface Modelling
2) 3D Detailed Modelling and Component Assembly
Inorganic Surface Modelling
Once we have basic sketches in place from the product ideation phase, we start with inorganics surface modelling which give 3d shape to product.
Idea here to create 3d forms of the 2d sketches and this is the beginning for form development for the product.
In this phase we try to understand and create 3D CAD forms from 2d sketches and analysis the aesthetic appeal of product. We try and visualize the form and keeping in mind parameters such as dimensions, weight, material finish and surface complexity.
Main aim is to develop basic form from sketches complying all form parameters mentioned above. This is beginning for 3d design language, and its crucial stage in visualization of basic form factor.
We show this to client in form of concept renders and get feedback on the basic concept design, which take us closers towards vision of product.
Once we have basic form locked in, we move to next phase of 3D Modelling
3D Detailed Modelling and Component Assembly
Detailed modelling is the phase wherein we create true scale model with exact fittings, component assembly as per the final market selling product.
Once we have a proper designed surface model of product, we use that class A model to convert to Class B model, which as has details of component placing, fitting such as screw, threads, mounting bosses, flange, locking snaps etc.
We also consider mold feasibility parameters such as Draft lines, undercut analysis, Parting position, Thickness uniformity while material filling, Gate design for mold, Core Cavity feasibility etc.
This gives us exact idea of operation in developing the product die and manufacturing feasibility of product. It also gives clarity of sourcing right components with right fitting. We also get the form factor idea one we assemble all components in product.
On this basis we also estimate, Die tooling cost as well as manufacturing cost.