Our CAD Drafting Service includes compliant Manufacturing Drawing
What are Manufacturing Drawing?
Manufacturing Drawing is also known as Production Drawings or Working Drawings. A full set of Manufacturing Drawing includes all the information required for production. No questions should be left unanswered.
People get confused between engineering drawings and manufacturing drawings. There is a big distinction between engineering and manufacturing altogether! Most of the time, there are departments that are for each within a company since they require a different set of skills. Although there is a difference between the two, they go hand in hand and work together for the end result. However, in smaller companies, the distinction can become lost since one or a few people handle engineering and manufacturing together.
Manufacturing drawings are pretty self-explanatory. They show all the detailed specifications of the product so it can be manufactured. Of course, depending on the manufacturer, production quantities, and other factors, the method of actually manufacturing the product is determined by the manufacturer. The manufacturing drawings provide a plethora of information for the manufacturer. This information includes:
- Material type
- Full dimensions
- Welding information
- Surface/cosmetic finish
This information on a manufacturing drawing sets the stage for how the part is to be made by the shop floor. It is the medium that is used to communicate how to fabricate the part based upon the specifications. It also acts as a foundation of how the manufacturing will be planned and made based upon the detailed information on the print.
These drawings are split into main categories.
1. Part/Component Drawings
These drawings detail the part itself that require manufacturing and are intended for the machinist. They also show the information required for the finishing processes.
The drawings should include the following information. (They should however not show more information that is required.) :
- Material Specification
- Linear Dimensions including Tolerances
- Angular Dimensions including Tolerances
- Geometric Tolerances
- Surface Finish Type and Tolerances
2. Assembly Drawings.
Depending on the complexity, Assembly drawing are often structured into a Top Level Assembly and Sub-Assemblies. This is to give more clarity on the full product. Assembly drawings should include:
- All Sub-Assemblies used within the assembly
- All parts to be manufactured
- All bought in parts including their specific part numbers, manufacturer or supplier
- Fixings such as Bolts, Nuts, Washers etc.
- Bill of materials (BOM) showing a full list of all parts
- The drawings should be illustrated in a way to clearly show how the Product fits together. This should/could include several views (Plan, Top, Side, Isometric etc.) and Exploded Views
- Additional information that might be required such as Weight, assembly instructions should also be included if required.
It is important that good quality drawings show all the information that is required, but no more than needed. An example is to many dimensions or to many views.
What Manufacturing Drawing Service do we offer?
We pride ourselves on the our drawings. Australian Design and Drafting’s team are qualified Draughtsmen. This is not to be confused with an industry problem, of untrained draughtsman creating drawings without a knowledge of drawing standards or manufacturing processes purely because the modern CAD Packages allow easy dimensioning.
We offer full Manufacturing Drawing packages which will include all the information required for manufacture. We are also able to appoint and liaise with manufacturers.
What information do we need to create Manufacturing Drawings?
We are able to work from:
- Paper Drawings
- Existing Parts
- Concept Drawings/Images
- Concept Parts
- Existing CAD Drawings
How much do Manufacturing Drawing cost?
At Australian Design & Drafting’s we offer fixed price quotations should we have enough information to quantify the work. We understand that hourly rates do not give a full picture and no indication what the final cost would be.
Drafting Design Tools and Software
Our Expert Engineers & Drafters are versatile enough to use any software that your process might require. We have successfully managed Drafting and Design projects involving software such as AutoCAD, ArchiCAD,Solidworks, Revit Architecture, Architectural Desktop, Microstation, and 3D Studio Max.