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A local product designer came to us to outsource 3D modeling service to us. He provided us with a rough concept he made inside TinkerCAD that he exported as an STL file.

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First, we made 2D sketches on top of his 3D mesh to capture the key dimensions & also add the finer features he couldn't accomplish in TinkerCAD.

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Once the information is captured in 2D, the object could be easily brought into 3D by extruding up the sketch with a 3-degree draft angle for injection molding.

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Here was the finished part 3D modeled parametrically in order to produce a clean manufacturable STEP file (which he will email to various manufacturers to get manufacturing quotes).

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As you can see, the STL file produced in TinkerCAD wasn't sufficient for manufacturing because it was just a set of triangles (mesh).

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A cover plate was also 3D modeled parametrically with the appropriate draft angles, ribbings, & other design features appropriate for injection molding.

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Here is a cross-sectional view of how the various parts will fit.

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Multiple screenshots were provided to communicate the completion of the various key features of this project.

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All 3D modeling comes with 1 round of free revision. And the client decided to implement some new features.

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As always, plenty of screenshots will be provided to minimize any ambiguity to zero.

Everything looks good & the client can sleep well at night knowing that the mold will be produced faithfully to his design!

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