CAD Design and Product Engineering

CAD Design, Prototyping, Manufacturing and Protection of an idea

CAD Design is frequently present along the design process and can serve different purposes. Our professional 3D CAD designers can take your project, and turn it into a manufacture ready product design, whether you only have drawings or sketches, or an existing CAD model of your idea. We can produce 3D CAD models ready to be prototyped, 3D printed or mass manufactured. We also offer production of manufacturing or registration drawings, as well as more simple tasks such as CAD model adjustments to existing designs.

CAD Design and Product Engineering


Product Development

Design Development and Engineering

This stage of the product design process involves the engineering and fine tuning of the chosen concept to enable a first prototype to be made. As the style has been established in the previous concept design stage we can now focus on the finer detail. Changes identified following presentation of concepts such as size adjustments may also be made. If your product contains electronics, the components will be accounted for here before moving on to the electronics development stages.


Prototype Development

CAD for Prototyping

Prototyping and mass manufacturing are achieved through very diffrent processes, and therefore a product's CAD needs to be optimized accordingly for each stage. Our team has many years of expertise in the best methods to prototype and test your product, and a range of both in-house capabilities and network of supliers to produce these. The CAD will be optimised to make prototyping as efficient and cost-effective for processes like 3D Printing, whilst producing the closest result to the final product.


Manufacture ready design

CAD for Manufacturing

Following on from prototype construction, areas of improvement are identified and the design further refined. Different prototypes may be constructed before deciding the product is ready for manufacture. During this process we involve the manufacturers to gain their feedback and recommendations. Every product design is unique and presents its own set of challenges. Working with our network of suppliers and manufacturers we can ensure this process runs smoothly. The picture shows a simulation of molten plastic flow during the injection moulding process. By analysing the flow we can identify potential problems with moulding and correct before tooling begins.

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3D CAD Files, Drawings, Assembly, BOM

Product Manufacturing Specification

Once your design is ready for manufacture we can produce a pack of information for the manufacturing factory to follow. This will ensure your product is produced to the agreed standard and fit and finish is perfected. As well as 3D data this information also includes General Assembly details and a Bill of Materials (BOM)

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CAD for IP Protection

Patent or Registration Materials

If you wish to protect you idea, our team can provide you with all of the drawings needed to file your application. We work with skilled patent attorneys to ensure your product invention idea is communicated effectively within a patent application or design registration. We provide professional patent and design registration drawings and illustrations, tailored to your application to ensure best value and protection.

Need help with CAD Design?

Idea Reality's professional 3D CAD Designers can take your drawings, sketches or existing CAD models and turn them into prototype and manufacture ready product designs. We work with a range of design formats and programs. No job is too big or small and we are happy sign non-disclosure agreements in order to protect your confidentiality.

In case you didn't know

Here’s some great reasons to work with us…

  • You retain 100% of your idea including new IP we develop for you.
  • All communication is strictly confidential and free NDA forms provided.
  • You control the pace of your project and the route you take.
  • Personal service with your own experienced design manager to guide you.
  • Our service is low cost to suit start-ups, inventors and small businesses.
  • Benefit from our network of professionals across multiple disciplines.
  • Specialists in crowdfunding and other forms of investment & licencing.
  • Benefit from our years of experience and efficient product design service.
  • Explore the options with a FREE consultation and product idea advice.

Idea Reality provides award winning product design, product development, prototyping and 3D CAD services. We specialise in working with clients within the UK, USA and Europe. Offering assistance to individuals, start-ups and established companies, with a product idea requiring development or existing product ranges that need improving.

Our main office is in Andover within Hampshire, UK and we have meeting facilities in central London. With a modern efficient service utilising the benefits of online collaboration you can remain comfortable with the pace and breadth of your project. Our goal is to deliver great product ideas to market.

  • New Product Design and Development
  • 3D CAD Design and Drawing
  • Product Prototyping
  • Product Launch Support
  • Manufacture design and support