Mechanical movement provided the power behind the industrial revolution prior to the electrification of factories, as power generated by the force of water or steam was harnessed though a series of gears, pulleys and other mechanisms. Today, despite the tremendous advancements in electronics, mechanical movement is still used extensively to transfer the motion and power need to drives machines, vehicles and other mechanisms.
Mechanical engineering animations are now being utilized to demonstrate mechanical assemblies and the expected motions that the engineer has intended for the component parts. The animation can be in the form of a moving 2D pictorial, commonly described as a ‘gif’; or a 3D virtual model of the components can be brought to life, re-enacting the motions of the real life mechanism. Here are some of the many uses for mechanical engineering animations:
1.Product testing for real-time performance
2.Plastic injection mold efficacy
3.Mechanism interaction failure analysis
4.Training videos to demonstrate mechanical assembly
5.Product presentations of mechanical travel and motion
6.Wind turbine farm illustrations to replicate wind dynamics
7.Verification of design for assembly (DFA) compliance
8.Process pipe flow and turbulence illustrations
These are just a few of the many uses for mechanical engineering animations. Our company is able to apply sophisticated software techniques to emulate mechanical processes from spring loading, gear and pulley interactions, resin flow, virtual product assembly and much more. The end use of these animations can be for online demonstrations, client presentations, or engineering and design analysis.
Contact us to learn more about this exciting application of animation in the mechanical engineering field. Use it to discover better solutions to complex mechanisms, to monitor interference and clearances, and to inform clients or the public.