Computer Aided Design – Shaping the future

Computer Aided Design – Shaping the future

Computer-aided design (CAD) often goes under the radar when talking about designing and testing a product. The use of CAD is limitless and has a broad amount of features, it can span from making small objects that can be 3D printed to combining files from across the world to create an aircraft. The power of CAD software today makes designing look easy and has a big part in nearly everything we use today. However, the design process is very intricate and can be hugely complex, where reference data and Datum are extremely important, as one mistake can be costly. CAD designed aircraft can also be tested using stress analysis software or FEA (finite element analysis) as well as the aircraft’s aerodynamic performance using CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) software, simulating the performance of the aircraft in real life conditions, these analysis tools are becoming more and more realistic.

There are many benefits to CAD software, including the in-depth simulations, as it enables us to design and test products, this not only saves costs, by decreasing the number of prototypes made but, speeds up the process and designs can now be made with the use of machines in mind. Co-ordinates can be matched and sent to a CNC machine or more recently a 3D Printer to make a part to precisely how it was designed on CAD software. Finer details can also be modified and changed more easily, greatly improving the quality of the part.

At Spires Engineering we have a vast pool of talented engineers from, design engineers, stress engineers to structural engineers. Our design engineers have a large amount of experience and expertise spanning over 20 years within the industry and with CAD software, growing with the ever-changing world of technology. Our Engineers are all certified CATIA V5 and AutoCAD experts. Where they have worked on projects involving Airbus and Boeing and know the ins and outs of design today. The significance of our CATIA expertise is that CATIA has become the standard amongst OEMs in the aerospace, automotive and shipbuilding industries, and is also the system of choice for various other leaders in a wide variety of industries. Companies such as Airbus will award their projects only to suppliers who also use CATIA, which makes our designers very sought-after.

Having knowledge of Airbus and Boeing methods means that we can use our EASA 21-part J certification to good use and it promotes good practice enabling our designs to be internationally renowned. Furthermore, this helps integrate work packages more easily to improve the quality of our work as well as speed up any process.  Our designers are able to accurately design and model your ideas which can be implemented on your aircraft, where our expertise lies in Cabin interiors. We are able to show our 3D designs to customers at meetings and show them a real in-depth review of their ideas and how we plan to make them. Giving our customers a real feel for their ideas and enables them to find exactly what they are looking for.

Our Design engineers at Spires engineering are reliable and trustworthy but also make great ideas become reality and push the boundaries of design. We not only offer design services but training services as well for designers looking to take their careers to the next step, where we look to build on their existing skills and show trainees how to design parts with great attention to detail and professionalism, enabling them to transfer their new skill to any environment.

To discuss your aerospace CAD projects with us please call USA: 001 612 638 2920 or UK: 01865 910296


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