ZVerse Launches “2D-to-3D” Automated Conversion for Part Production
Automation-assisted conversion generates usable 3D digital assets from legacy 2D manufacturing plans for service and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) part production
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Edited by AM Staff
ZVerse’s automation-assisted conversion creates 3D CAD assets from 2D technical drawing files. This eliminates an obstacle for manufacturers that lack 3D digital files for digital manufacturing and on-demand maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO
This conversion is especially beneficial for supply chain, advanced manufacturing, sustainability and field service teams at OEMs and industrial organizations seeking to increase deployed and fleet equipment uptime. The system assesses original 2D engineering files to generate a rapid 2D-to-3D conversion project quote, then creates 3D manufacturing assets that can be stored in a digital library. Field and repair technicians can quickly access those files to request and manufacture a part from anywhere with a secure network connection.
ZVerse’s 2D-to-3D automation enables manufacturing engineers and industrial designers to speed the legacy file conversion process for MRO parts, resulting in project time and cost savings while delivering reliable geometric accuracy. ZVerse’s solution maximizes customer operations resources by eliminating the foundational step of redrawing part geometries at current manufacturing software standards, resulting in an average 35-50% reduction in comparative project time.
ZVerse has been converting 2D files to 3D for years through its on-demand design services, learning that the greatest time spent in the conversion process can be automated. Now it has automated those steps.
This service enables ZVerse customers to accelerate digital manufacturing and supply chain initiatives for reduced equipment downtime; lower inventory carrying, material and production costs; and to directly address right to repair compliance, sustainability and circular economy goals, the company says.
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