A fundamental discipline that must be addressed when using and implementing Additive Manufacturing (AM) technologies is the design of the part. Designing parts for AM often requires a completely new approach to the design process, a fact that can often be overlooked.
G P Tromans Associates is able to offer full design services that support all aspects of the product design cycle — from concept generation right through to detailed design. With more than 20 years of 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD) experience, G P Tromans Associates has worked with a range of SME's and large multinational companies and can fulfill any design needs.
Proficient with 3D solid modeling using a variety of CAD software programs, the designers can build models in Unigraphics NX, Solidworks, ProEngineer and Solid Edge. When creating parametric models of components and assemblies, both design for manufacture (DfM) and design for assembly (DfA) are taken into consideration.
The design associates have experience of designing stylized products from freeform surfaces, sheet metal design, and considerable knowledge of rapid prototyping technologies and redesigning products for additive manufacture. Furthermore, they can work from either freehand sketches, existing designs or scanned data and offer many file export and translation capabilities (STL, IGES, STEP, DXF, Parasolid, PDF).