CAD Related Services
RMD has extensive experience in designing all types of equipment from Agricultural to Aerospace. We can provide your company with assembly
line equipment to enhance your manufacturing facility. We design automation equipment using either pneumatics or hydraulics depending upon the
application. All types of mechanisms can be designed to move. push, locate or install whatever needs to be done. We design equipment to mechanically
sort parts or packages. If it has moving parts, give RMD a chance to show your company just how we can help.
Complete design manuals are provided with the design including CD's or DVD's with the electronic data.
RMD designs machine tooling for production machine shops, for casting facilities or fabrication shops. If it needs to be held to have secondary work
done to it, we are the company to call. We design tooling for horizontal or vertical machining centers to enhance your production. These are generally
designed using air or hydraulic clamping. If the production does not warrant high speed clamping, manual clamping can either be designed or specified.
When a company decides to manufacture a new piece of equipment, there needs to be a starting point in the design process. This is where the
Conceptual Design comes in. RMD can provide a concept computer model of what the finished product would look like and by adding movement to it, we
can show some of the functionality. In making concept models electronically you can see and measure exactly how it will look. After the concept RMD would
then be glad to finish the design in a timely and cost effective way.
|Fixture and Tooling Design|
See information under Mechanical Design
RMD can provide solid models of existing 2D designs in order for your company to step up to a system that contains all the information in a single
part. Using a computer model for your parts or equipment allows the saving of weight, size and physical mechanical properties attached to it that can then be
carried over to the 2D model. Solid modeling is also parametric, meaning that when one part in a device or piece of equipment changes, the 2D drawing
automatically updates. This can be a tremendous cost saving for the engineering department.
RMD will provide and store the files for you for a period of up to 1 year. At that time we purge our files but backups are made using CD or DVD
media. All work is done on the premises and is not shipped off shore.
|SolidWorks 2013 Premium|
SolidWorks for 2013includes a number of improvements over the 2010 version. The new version makes better use of draft, fillets and GD & T. By
using a product like this, RMD is able to stand behind all work performed. All designs are done utilizing SolidWorks with complete verification of all
calculations. Individual parts that are subjected to high stress have stress analysis done on them as they are being designed. By going to Premium, we can
leverage Cosmos for assemblies. This gives us instant feedback on the design and allows us to make changes that will improve the product and also cut
Alibre is a parametric solid modeling software that RMD uses to design with. It allows us to develop parts that have fit, form and function.
Algor is a leading provider of Finite Element Analysis software. Using this software allows RMD to optimize the design of your parts by analyzing
deflection and areas of stress build-up. By doing this analysis we can then remove metal from certain areas to remove excess weight. In other words we can
design for use and ease of manufacturing. With Algor, RMD is able to analyze complete assemblies.
Reverse engineering is a viable method to create 3D manufacturing models from existing parts and system components.
The process involves disassembly, inspection and measuring a component and reconstructing it as a 3D Cad model. Once
captured the part can be manufactured anywhere to specified tolerances and materials. Reverse engineering is often done due to
obsolete documentation or when the original builder is no longer available.
RMD will take your old 2D drawings and convert them to 3D parametric models complete with all documentation so there will be no lost information.
This will allow faster changes to existing designs and also let you import the solid models into you CAM program for quicker and more accurate
|Finite Element Analysis|
FEA is a method for analyzing a part or machine to determine if it has been designed so as to meet all stress and load carrying specifications.
RMD does Static Linear Stress on all parts that are subjected to large loads or where weight might be saved. It is also used to determine if the shape can be
changed in order to improve the product.,
|Geometric dimensioning and Tolerancing|
More companies are using GD & T to improve their products. This allows the manufacturer to make sure the product fits and functions while
improving their through put with less bad parts. All designs done by RMD are done using Y14.5M which is the latest release of the standards.