PRODUCT DESIGN MODELS
Engineering models are an excellent way to study, demonstrate, and showcase any number of projects for civil, mechanical, and electrical engineering disciplines. Scale engineering models are also an integral part of product design; they are invaluable for studying and demonstrating ergonomics, and for studying form, finish, textures and many other aspects of the physical product. A physical model of your project can be used at any stage of an engineering project; from initial design, prototyping, proof of concept, all the way to sales. We also produce engineering models for litigation, mining analysis, educational, and many other purposes. Despite the ever-advancing field of digital visualization tools, physical engineering models remain as the most compelling and useful way to present almost any concept visually. A scale engineering model is also one of the the best ways to draw attention to your company at public events such a trade show, or to use as a traveling sales tool.
As engineering model makers, we have years of experience working with a wide range of companies and individuals in a vast array of disciplines creating exceptionally high quality engineering, design and prototype models. We can work with you to assess your requirements, and guide you to choose the best scale and level of finish to fit your budget, and needs. We have the experience to creating anything from a small scale static display model, to a fully functioning prototype. We can create a motorized display model, with programmed functions and lighting, complete with an Arduino interface. We are able to construct engineering models from a vast array of materials including steel, aluminum, brass, nylon, acrylic, fiberglass, polyurethane foam, wood, silicone, polycarbonate, ABS plastic, polystyrene, and many more.
When creating scale engineering models, we employ the latest technologies available to the modern engineering model builder. These include 3d modeling, 3d printing, laser cutting, 3d CNC machining, led lighting, Arduino single board computers, and much more. As skilled engineering model builders we are also extremely well versed in the more traditional manual model-making techniques, and use all methods combined to achieve the highest quality, most economical and efficiently constructed models you can find. We can also create highly accurate 3d terrains for your civil engineering models using our 3-axis CNC. The site quality and accuracy is limited only by the quality of information we are provided. We are also able to source lidar scans from the USGS in high resolution for most of the United States. We can produce the most minute and complicated details for engineering models using various 3d printing processes in a wide and expanding array of materials. We can also hand-fabricate impressive details from a wide range of materials such as acrylic, polyurethane foam, and polystyrene. Browse our portfolio to see some of the stunning projects we have produced as an engineering model company. You will quickly see the depth and breadth of our capabilities as model makers. We have produced many detailed models of mechanical systems, vehicles, equipment, aerospace projects, marine projects, civil engineering projects, mining projects, piping models, factories, product prototypes, and much more.
We can usually provide a quote within 24 hours. To get a quote started for an architectural model, we need a few pieces of information. Elevation and plan drawings in CAD format such as a DWG, STL, IGES, 3DM, are preferred, however we can usually provide a ball park price range with just a perspective rendering. If only a PDF is available, then ideally vector format is by far better than raster. Please note that the more complete information we have the lower the price of the engineering model. We will need to know what kind of base you would like the model attached to, and whether or not we need to provide a shipping crate. We are able to provide custom designed, reusable padded flight cases for your engineering model. We will also need to know the scale you wish to have your engineering model built in, and the level of detail desired. We can provide photos of previous jobs to give you an idea of the various levels of detail available.
To get an engineering model project started, please contact us via phone or email to discuss your needs.
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