South-South EDC

3D Modelling

3D modelling is an essential 21st-century job skill for science, engineering, architecture, design and art professions. ICEHub members learn visual-spatial reasoning as they build and transform geometric figures in two and three dimensions. The STL files created with 3D Modelling will be put into a 3D printers and other production equipment for production.

This 3D modelling technology is a one-of-a-kind, platform-independent experience that teaches 3D modelling using simple scripted programming. Our unique approach enables members to take full control of their modelling work and have a deep understanding of what’s going on with their models, as opposed to merely downloading and moving an object with a mouse. Members will learn foundations of Geometry, Programming, Logic, CAD 2D and 3D modelling in a fun, game-based environment.

Members learn Constructive Solid Geometry (CSG) and ultimately become prepared for a smooth transition into advanced CAD systems, such as Google Sketchup, AutoCAD and SolidWorks.

Prototyping is always base on the ideas, design or sketch come from an idea, what we provide is make the sketch or plane designs into the 3D model, then the product become real by printing with a 3D printer.

3D Printing

3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing (AM), refers to processes used to create a three-dimensional object in which layers of material are formed under computer control to create an object. Objects can be of almost any shape or geometry and typically are produced using digital model data from a 3D model or another electronic data source such as an Additive Manufacturing File (AMF) file. Stereo lithography (STL) is one of the most common file types that 3D printers can read. Thus, unlike material removed from a stock in the conventional machining process, 3D printing or AM builds a three-dimensional object from computer-aided design (CAD) model or AMF file by successively adding material layer by layer.

The term "3D printing" originally referred to a process that deposits a binder material onto a powder bed with inkjet printer heads layer by layer. More recently, the term is being used in popular vernacular to encompass a wider variety of additive manufacturing techniques. United States and global technical standards use the official term additive manufacturing for this.

ICEHub help members realize their dreams by transforming their ideas into a 3D models, creating a prototype from a 3D printer before going into mass production. Rapid prototyping helps members turn great ideas into successful products faster than ever before. 3D printing your prototypes directly from CAD data enables fast, frequent revisions based on real-world testing and feedback.

Design iteratively

No matter what you design, you almost never achieve a flawless product right out of the gate. Rigorous testing, evaluation and refinement are the best means to assess what works and what doesn’t. Rapid prototyping with 3D printing provides the flexibility required to make this crucial trial and error process possible for physical products.

Reduce scrap and rework

In general, the later a problem is discovered, the more costly it will be to correct. Finding and fixing problems early in the design cycle is essential to preventing scrap, rework and retooling. Rapid prototyping with 3D printing allows industrial designers and engineers more revisions in less time, so they can test thoroughly while still reducing time to market.

Communicate ideas

Physical models convey ideas to collaborators, clients and marketers in ways computer models can’t. Rapid prototyping facilitates the clear, detailed feedback essential to product success, and lets designers quickly respond to input.

Test in the real world

Know exactly how your products will look and perform before investing in tooling. A wide range of 3D printing materials can produce tough functional prototypes for highly accurate performance testing, or realistic models that look and feel like your finished products. Photopolymers, thermoplastics, metals and composite materials provide a full spectrum of material properties, many of which withstand secondary processes like sealing, polishing, painting, metallization or electroplating.

Plus, if your final production process will require molds, patterns or layups, you can 3D print short-run tooling to prove out your products and manufacturing processes before making big investments.