3D modeling and design
When a creation changes from 2 dimensions to 3 dimensions, it is subject to space and light.
For Gravotech, this modeling and sculpture stage requires good knowledge of the tools used to produce these creations and enter them into effective 3D CAD/CAM software to construction a real business solution.
3D design is a sector as extensive as engraving because it exists in all industries where there is a volume to design. Therefore, the 3D CAD/CAM software is augmented but you will find that Gravotech solutions link the artistic with manufacturing.
Real time rendering previews your designs so you can make a choice.
3D modeling or design?
There are various methods:
3D design from the extrusion of shapes and modification of curves is the most developed CAD/CAM technique and is ideal when there is a need for dimensions, symmetries or perfectly-managed repetitions.
From the import of 2D designs (vectors or bitmaps) or with the design performed directly in the interface.
Volume modeling by deforming surfaces is a more recent and more intuitive technique because it is suitable for the manual modeling of materials such as argile. Ideal for modelling organic shapes (shapes close to nature).
From simple volumes designed in the interface then manipulated or from 3D scans, this latter technique is known as retopology.
For additive or subtractive manufacturing?
- Additive manufacturing (3D printing): Initially used for rapid prototyping but increasingly used for manufacturing functional parts. The 3D design is cut into slices by the printer which adds layer after layer. Our solutions are able to provide 3D files that can be interpreted by 3D printers.
- Subtractive manufacturing (reoval of material): machining and engraving are part of and at the heart of our business.
Here are some examples of the application of our 3D modeling and sculpting solutions:
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