Highlighting one of a range of advanced 3D modelling tools included within their CAD CAM software Pictures by PC 3.2’, German developer Schott Systeme have published a new video outlining how 3D Bending’ can help customers in the fields of mechanical, concept and jewelry design.
Differing to the usual modelling tools found within 3D CAD software, such as extrude, rotate and skinning, 3D bending forms part of a set of advanced deformation’ functions. Simple but very powerful, the user needs only enter a bend radius’ and/or bend angle’, in addition to the bend direction and neutral axis.
Real World Applications
Obvious applications for such a tool are the creation of sheet metal parts, with the bending of flanges and lips. However Schott Systeme are using their latest CAD CAM Tricks n Tips’ video to showcase some more imaginative uses of the bending tool. Featured examples include jewelry design and the transformation of intricate 2D bracelet and ring designs into 3D sculpted forms. In addition, concept designers will also get a glimse of how such a tool can help in the initial stages of product design.
3D Bending Video Demo –
About Schott Systeme GmbH
Having developed the same software solution for over 25 years, Schott Systeme can claim to be one of the first founders of the CAD CAM market. Seen very much as an innovator within both the CAD CAM and Graphics’ field, the company supplies cost effective solutions ranging from 2D & 3D design and graphics software priced at 2,800 Euros, through complete design and manufacture for under 10,000 Euros.