CAD, or Computer-aided Design, is the use of computer software to design a physical object, part or product. CAD allows us to build a model in its entirety, in an imaginary space; providing opportunities to conceptualise the designs dimensional and visual information before creating a physical model. Regardless of specification, by recording specific dimensions, materials, and tolerances, we are able to create highly accurate and detailed engineering designs of any item or component.

At 3D Folkes, we offer high-quality CAD design services to assist you in optimising your design. Our experienced product design consultants are on hand to guide you through every step of the process – whether you’re looking for expert advice on a one-off CAD model or specialist support from the ideas stage right through to mass production, we can help! 

We offer a combination of practical engineering skills, specialist technical knowledge and state-of-the-art design software to convert your ideas into highly-detailed and accurate 3D CAD models. Using state-of-the-art CAD software, Solidworks, our design engineers recreate two-dimensional drawings in a 3D space to build 360, 3D models of your original engineering drawing, idea or brief.  

Throughout the duration of your project, your product design consultant will keep you up-to-date with regular progress updates and high-quality renders of your design. All of our projects are tailored to meet your exact requirements and we work closely with all of our clients to ensure the unique needs of every CAD design project are met.

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CAD Applications

Bringing your designs to life through CAD modelling offers a number of benefits including highly accurate 3D models, to-scale realism, complete design freedom and the ability to visualise your product designs or components through high-quality renderings before committing to
3D printing or CNC machining. CAD systems facilitate the processes of:

Computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) – At 3D Folkes, we combine cutting edge CAD design software with state-of-the-art additive manufacturing processes 3D printers and large network of trusted CNC machining contacts to guide you through the CAD/CAM process smoothly. Not only does the use of CAD design lower product development costs by reducing materials and saving hours of labour-intensive 2D drawing time, but CAD modelling also offers complete design freedom and flexibility of materials. The use of CAD for computer-aided manufacturing allows you to make alterations to your design at any point during the design process at minimal cost. 

Computer-aided engineering (CAE) – Computer-aided engineering is the process of using software to simulate the physical behaviour and/or performance of a 3D CAD model. Using CAD software to create a highly accurate 3D model facilitates quick and flexible product validation and reduces the potential for errors within your design. At 3D Folkes, our CAD models provide you with the perfect tool to test your products rigorously and optimise your designs without traditional prototyping costs and extended product development process times.

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Why Choose 3D Folkes for Computer-Aided Design Consultancy?

Combining cutting edge CAD technology with our specialist product design knowledge, 3D Folkes offer CAD design consultancy services to a variety of businesses across a number of sectors including the mechanical design, automotive, shipbuilding and aerospace industries, industrial and architectural design as well as medical prosthetics and many more.          

Our team of expert CAD engineers are proud to offer:

✔ 3D printable geometry
✔ A wide range of file formats inc .STL, STEP and more
✔ Professional engineering drawings
✔ FEA simulation capabilities
✔ Flexibility to make alterations at any time
✔ High-detail renderings
✔ Injection moulding and CNC machining capabilities
✔ Mechanical assemblies and engineering components

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Whatever your requirements, 3D Folkes’ specialist CAD design consultants are here to help turn your idea into a virtual reality!

Whether you have professional engineering drawings, a rough sketch of your design or simply an idea in your head – 3D Folkes will translate your thoughts into a highly detailed digital design, created with software hand-picked to suit your exact project and design requirements.   

Upon completion of your CAD project, we will provide you with your design in a completely editable digital file format of your choice. Our team of product design consultants can offer expert advice on a whole host of additive manufacturing techniques including our inhouse FDM services and trusted suppliers of downstream applications such as CNC machining and injection moulding services.

To book a FREE CAD design consultation or to find out more about our product design services, call us today on 0333 335 0150, fill in our contact form or email us at and a member of the team will be in touch.

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