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Designing Plastic Parts?  Why You Should Listen to Your CAD Service

Posted by Scott Shuppert on Wed, Aug 16, 2017 @ 03:08 PM

Designing Plastic Parts?  Why You Should Listen to Your CAD Service

Nearly everything these days is made from plastic or made with plastic parts.  In fact, in developed countries, nearly a two-thirds of the plastic that's manufactured is used in buildings or for manufacturing.  For instance, today's buildings include plastic piping, plastic plumbing parts and vinyl siding.  Today's  automobiles are made of up to 20% plastic.  Furniture and toys also make good use of plastic.  Plastics have many uses in the medical field as well.

In the United States, the plastics industry is the third-largest manufacturing industry, and growing, with its use in injection molding and 3D printing in high demand around the world.  With plastics being a key building block in manufacturing, and, since many of our clients come from the manufacturing sectors, we get our fair share of CAD work related to plastic parts design and development.

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Topics: CAD Services Outsource, CAD Service, 2D to 3D CAD Conversion, 3D Printing

How Smart Engineering Firms Use CAD Outsourcing

Posted by Scott Shuppert on Thu, Nov 03, 2016 @ 07:30 AM

How Smart Engineering Firms Use CAD Outsourcing

There are numerous benefits tooutsourcing engineering work, and outsourcing doesn’t have to result in job cuts or projects lost to foreign competitors.  You just have to outsource SMART!

Skills -- An outsource team typically has more skills and resources than an “in-house” jack of all trades. Multiple -- Muliple engineers – both in-house and out, get jobs done faster.

Ad Hoc -- When you need a one-off skill set, use outsource ad hoc teams of specialists.

Resources – When you need additional staff to balance peaks and valleys of work-load

Time – More business means more work; Outsourcing give you more time for more jobs

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Topics: CAD Services Outsource, CAD Conversion

CAD Services Matter -- The Role of PLM, PDM and 3D Design

Posted by Scott Shuppert on Fri, Oct 14, 2016 @ 02:24 PM

CAD Services Matter – The Role of PLM, PDM and 3D Design

When you’re pushing a design deadline, you know that the tools, processes and services you use matter.

Many product-driven businesses rely heavily on PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) and PDM (Product Data Management), but they also rely heavily on CAD services partners to help them meet their deadlines.  The question, then, is how to ensure that your CAD services partner adheres to your PLM and PDM goals.

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Topics: CAD Services Outsource, CAD Service, 3D CAD Services, 3d CAD

What to Look for in a CAD Outsourcing Company

Posted by Scott Shuppert on Thu, Jul 09, 2015 @ 11:30 AM

It is difficult to know how many full-time CAD employees to employee in order to maximize your business’ efficiency because different contracts require different staffing numbers. When you are awarded a smaller contract you only need a few full-time CAD employees, whereas larger contracts require more staff. Rather than constantly hiring and firing staff, many businesses are turning to CAD outsourcing companies that provide CAD staff on an as needed basis. While this technique  saves you  money, choosing which CAD outsourcing company to use is difficult. When selecting a company to outsource your CAD needs to look for the following characteristics: 

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Topics: CAD Services Outsource

The Benefits of CAD Outsourcing

Posted by Blog Tipster on Tue, Mar 03, 2015 @ 03:55 PM

During tough economic times, all businesses look for ways to streamline their operations and eliminate waste. One way to do this is through outsourcing certain tasks. Outsourcing can allow businesses to increase their profits and provide services they couldn't otherwise. If you need CAD services, outsourcing can be an efficient way to get them. Below are three reasons you should consider CAD outsourcing for your business.

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Topics: CAD Services Outsource

Can Your Company Benefit from CAD Services?

Posted by Diane Mitol on Thu, Sep 27, 2012 @ 03:16 PM

Can Your Company Benefit from CAD Services?

What are CAD Services?

CAD services are performed by companies who work in partnership with engineering departments, mechanical engineers, architects, manufacturers, and other individuals and organizations who have CAD projects and who sometimes have workloads that are just too large for their internal staff to handle.  The services that these contract or outsource companies handle can include any of a number of CAD activities, such as 3D CAD drawings, creating assembly drawings and shop drawings, reverse engineering, paper to cad conversion and redrafting, CAD translations, rendering, and specialty CAD services for specific CAD programs. 

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Topics: CAD services, CAD Services Outsource

What are CAD Services?

Posted by Diane Mitol on Sun, Aug 26, 2012 @ 03:46 PM

What are CAD Services?

In general, CAD Services are a group of activities related to Computer Aided Design that are offered on an outsource basis.  These services can encompass activities ranging from simple CAD drafting to sophisticated BIM (Building Information Management) translations and everything in between.   Some CAD Service organizations specialize in services related to one specific CAD software, such as AutoCAD or MicroStation.   Other CAD service organizations are more generic in their approach, offering generalized CAD Conversion Services, like converting paper drawings to CAD via large format scanning and raster to vector conversion.   In this post, we’ll explore what you can expect when your request these various CAD Services.

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Topics: CAD services, CAD Services Outsource

CAD Services – 4 Questions to Ask About Outsourcing

Posted by Diane Mitol on Mon, Nov 14, 2011 @ 04:07 PM

In today’s business economy, outsourcing is often considered as a viable option to doing work in house.  If you are considering outsourcing CAD Services, such as CAD design or CAD conversion, we recommend asking the following four questions:

  1.  Who should outsource CAD Services?
  2.  Why should I outsource CAD Services?
  3.  When should I outsource CAD Services?
  4.  Where should I outsource CAD Services?
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Topics: CAD services, Outsource CAD Services, CAD Services Outsource

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