What Can 3 Space Do for You?
You have a myriad of choices when it comes to selecting a vendor for the variety of services we offer. But at 3 Space, our team is intimately familiar with the assorted challenges and constraints of developing a product and we’re more than capable of helping you overcome them. We know what matters to you and we want to help you get it.
New Product Development
If you have an idea or need for a new product or part, but lack the tools or technical knowledge necessary to bring your project to fruition, 3 Space can help. With state-of-the-art design software and our advanced manufacturing capabilities, our engineers can take your project all the way from a napkin sketch to a market-ready product.
Whether you’re creating a brand new product, improving on an existing product our knowledgeable engineering staff can bring your ideas to life. If you’re making a form-fitting part, such as aftermarket accessory, our 3D scanning services can ensure a tight fit from the first design revision. And with our in-house 3D printing services, we can prototype your design and quickly make revisions.
3D scanning is incredibly useful if your part is an aftermarket accessory or something similar that must fit the shape of a product that's already on the market. We can accurately capture the geometry of the original part to use as the basis of your design.
Once we've 3D scanned the original part, we can use reverse engineering software to convert the scan data to a CAD model. This allows us to ensure the fit of your design before prototyping, ultimately saving you the cost and time of several revisions.
Our engineering staff can create a functional, manufacturable, and cost-effective design even if all you have is a napkin sketch. We have experience designing products across a number of industries, utilizing a variety of manufacturing processes and materials.
With our in-house 3D printing capabilities, we can quickly prototype your design from a braod range of plastic and rubber-like materials. After we test the design, we can make any necessary revisions and proceed to manufacturing.
We offer a number of manufacturing services, including machining and molding. We can design and machine your tooling as well. We offer manufacturing both in-house and overseas to help save on cost.
Legacy Part Re-Creation
You might currently be manufacturing a part that you don’t have the original CAD for. Maybe the design predates CAD software or maybe you acquired the part in an acquisition. If you have parts like this you might find yourself needing CAD for them, either to modify the original design, or to use as a reference when addressing production issues or just to add to your archive for future use.
With our 3D scanning and reverse engineering services, we can easily turn your production parts into ready-to-use CAD. We can even get CAD from damaged parts, or from your tooling if you don’t have parts available. We can then 3D print the resulting CAD to ensure accuracy and roper fitment.
The first step in getting CAD from production parts is 3D scanning. With our 3D scanning services we can capture the geometry of your parts and create an accurate 3D model.
The models produced by 3D scanning aren't ideal for every application. With reverse engineering, we can use the 3D scanned mesh to create real CAD models, such as step or iges files. Once we have proper CAD, we can even modify the original design to make improvements..
We can then 3D print the resulting CAD model using one of our many in-house 3D printing technologies. This allows us to test the fit of the CAD model and make any revisions if necessary.
Let’s Design Something
Contact us today to discuss your project with a member of our engineering team.
Discontinued Part Re-Creation
Replacements parts for older industrial equipment are often discontinued, making them overly expensive or difficult to source. With our 3D scanning and reverse engineering services, we take the parts you need, even if they are broken or damaged, and turn them into a manufacturable CAD model. We can then produce as many copies as you need with our machining and molding services.
You can leverage the same workflow if you’re in the business of making aftermarket replacement parts. We can 3D scan and reverse engineer the OEM parts to generate a CAD model and then 3D print prototypes to ensure they fir properly with any other OEM parts.
We start by 3D scanning, which allows us to create an accurate digital representation of your desired parts . We can even 3D scan damaged or broken parts and repair them once we have a 3D model.
Once we have a model from 3D scanning, we need to convert that model to a manufacturable CAD format. With our reverse engineering services, we can easily use 3D scan data to create step or iges files. With CAD, we can even modify the original design if necessary.
After we've produced a CAD model, we can create a 3D printed prototype using one of our many 3D printing technologies. With a prototype, we can test fitment and functionality and make any necessary revisions.
After we've verified the design with a 3D printed prototype, we can mass-produce your parts with our machining and molding services. We can also design and machine any necessary tooling.
Custom Manufacturing Aids
We can help you quickly create manufacturing aids such as go/no-go fixtures, assembly jigs, CMM fixtures and more. Our engineers can easily produce a cost-effective design for any application and produce a 3D printed prototype to test. If you only need a small number of parts, we can 3D print them rather than machining or molding. This is convenient because there is no investment in tooling so design changes can be made on-the-fly.
We can also help design accessories for your manufacturing equipment that can help reduce wear and eliminate costly shutdowns. With our 3D scanning and reverse engineering services, we can create a CAD model of critical components or areas of your equipment to use as a reference and design a form-fitting part around it.
If your jigs or fixtures need to attach to another part, a workspace or a piece of equipment, we can 3D scan that part to create a 3D model. We can use this as the basis of your part's design.
After we've 3D scanned the equipment or part, we can use reverse engineering software to convert the 3d scanned model to a CAD format. We can then design your part around this model, to ensure a proper fit before the first prototype is made.
Our engineers can create a functional, cost-effective design for your part. We'll work with you to select and design for the best manufacturing process and materials.
Once we have a design, we can 3D print a prototype to test fit and functionality. We can then make any necessary modifications to the design. If you only need a small number of parts, 3D printing may be a viable option for producing all of them. Or, as in the example above, we can 3D print your tooling.
If you need a large number of parts, we can produce them for you with our manufacturing services. We offer a variety of machining and molding services and can even design and cut your tooling for you.