Design for Manufacturing
Analysis of 3D-parts regarding manufacturing design guidelines

Product developers face a continuous growing challenge to meet functional requirements as well as the demands of the manufacturing processes when designing new products. A cast prototype or CAE simulation offer support and further insights.

But often product designers need their feedback faster!

Using Teraport’s Design for Manufacturing workbench veoCAST, designers can quickly and easily analyze their parts and minimize the risk of multiple optimization cycles due to overlooked manufacturing process demands. Fueled by the demands of our customers we developed a tool to check if the requirements of die cast manufacturing are met. By quickly and easily analyzing the often complex requirements within the design departments, problems get recognized earlier and thus optimizations are way more cost efficient.

Isosurfaces to identify regions with material congestion

Features:

          •    calculation of undercuts
          •    wall thickness analysis using iso surfaces and colormaps
          •    calculation of min/max thickness
          •    calculation of geometrical differences
          •    projection of part geometry to a plain surface to evaluate hold down pressures
      •    identification of cost-relevant feature like boses, ribs
      •    3D-viewport integrated (DMU.View) with multiple visualization functions like transparency, sectioning, measuring
      •    interfaces to various CA-environments (CATIA/ ProE/Creo / SolidWorks / NX / JT)

Improve product quality, shorten development cycles, save redesigning costs by following a first-time-right
approach. Experience how you can improve your design process using Teraport’s Design for Manufacturing Workbench. Get a free evaluation license!

New features veoCAST Version 6.4. (release April/2016):

So far by the generation of isosurfaces material congestions are identified within a part. By now projecting this congestions to the part surface one receives a colormap of the part thickness. A important fact is that other then with many comparable wall-thickness algorithms this color map is not dependant on the normal direction of the parts surfaces. Therefore the thickness profile contains way more valuable information (see screenshots).

Isosurface-analysis and derived thickness-color map on part surface