For a manufacturer of agricultural vehicles, we developed an update of various lifting devices that they already have in use. The current tools are rather produced by hand; there is no strength calculation involved. In order not to lose the knowledge about these tools, this company approached 3D Cadworks with the request to create a new version of several existing hoisting tools and eventually also to produce them.
The first tool we developed is to be able to place a gearbox of more than 400 kg on a milling machine and also be able to turn it 90° with one finger. A challenging assignment that we at 3D Cadworks have accepted with great enthusiasm.
We start by performing a 3D scan of the existing tool. This scan will serve as a basis and reference during the development process. In addition, we also received a 3D model of the item that needs to be lifted.